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  • Former cycling chief denies Lance Armstrong doping cover-up

     
    Former International Cycling Union President Hein Verbruggen said Monday he knew nothing about suspicious drug test results by Lance Armstrong, denying nationally televised allegations by Tyler Hamilton of a cover-up by the UCI. Hamilton, an Olympic...
  • Question of the Day: Whom does the public believe, Lance Armstrong or his detractors? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, who has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and weigh in with a comment of......
  • Alberto Contador gets one-year suspension for failed doping test [Updated]

     
    The Spanish cycling federation has suspended Tour de France champion Alberto Contador for one year over his failed doping test in the 2010 race, the newspaper El Pais reported Wednesday. The Spaniard was informed of the decision by the federation's......
  • Question of the Day: Will the latest allegations against Lance Armstrong hurt his image? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune Sports Illustrated added more smoke to the......
  • Philip Hersh: 24th annual awards to international sports figures

     
    So here we are, at the end of another year, finding ourselves looking back at an Olympics with tragedy and triumph, with good sports and sore losers (you know who you are, Evgeny Plushenko), a year with stirring achievements and......
  • Alberto Contador claims innocence in doping case during emotional TV interview

     
    Alberto Contador has reiterated his innocence over his failed doping test at the Tour de France in an emotional television interview in Madrid. "I don't doubt (my innocence) for one second because I did not do anything irregular at any......
  • Cyclist Alberto Contador stands by tainted-meat claim

     
    Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's lawyers on Wednesday challenged a reported World Anti-Doping Agency document that concludes his positive Tour de France test could not have been caused by tainted meat. El Pais newspaper said a WADA team visited....
  • Tour de France winner Alberto Contador to be investigated for doping

     
    Spain's Alberto Contador could be stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory and likely be banned from competition for two years if found guilty in an investigation by the Spanish cycling federation. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said Monday........
  • Lance Armstrong isn't done with bicycle racing yet

     
    Lance Armstrong will race in the Santos Tour Down Under, the first major international cycling event of the 2011 season, Jan. 16-23, according to a press release from race organizers sent Saturday evening. When Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France.......
  • Pau Gasol has plenty of responsibilities during Lakers' visit to Barcelona

     
    The Lakers arrived at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, in what Phil Jackson had hoped would become a productive practice session. There was only one problem. "I had five guys miss the team bus this morning," he told reporters. "I blame Pau [Gasol]...
  • Amgen Tour of California to hit Squaw Valley, Mt. Baldy in May

     
    The Amgen Tour of California cycling race will have a visually spectacular mountaintop finish on the second-to-last stage of the 2011 race at Mt. Baldy and will start at high altitude with a trip around Lake Tahoe in the first......