Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)

1:40am

Mon February 18, 2013
Sports

Doping Trial May Reach Far Beyond Spain, And Cycling

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 4:42 am

Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, accused of masterminding a vast doping network, has refused to name his clients. The case stems from a 2006 raid in which Spanish police seized some 200 bags of blood, in the "Operation Puerto" investigation.
Dani Pozo AFP/Getty Images

A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's biggest sports doping rings. His clients are believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and dozens of other cyclists who raced against him.

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1:44pm

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Says It Has No Plans To Charge Lance Armstrong

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 1:52 pm

Lance Armstrong during a January interview with Oprah Winfrey regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career.
Getty Images

The Department of Justice said today that it was sticking by its decision not to pursue any charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong.

"We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago. Obviously, we've been well aware of the statements that have been made by Mr. Armstrong in other media reports. That does not change my view at this time," André Birotte, a U.S. attorney based in Los Angeles, said according to Reuters.

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6:05am

Sun January 20, 2013
Around the Nation

Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat

Originally published on Sun January 20, 2013 7:44 am

Bike shop owner Kevin Breitenbach rides a fat bike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska in March.
Josh Spice

The plummeting mercury in Alaska this time of year doesn't keep bikers inside. More and more of them are heading to recreational trails and to the office on "fat bikes." They look like mountain bikes on steroids, with tires wider than most people's arms.

Kevin Breitenbach runs the bike shop at Beaver Sports in Alaska's second-largest city. Aboard a fat bike, he makes his way down a trail that winds through a forest as wet, quarter-sized snowflakes drop from the sky. Visibility is low, and the snow hides the roughest spots on the trail.

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1:41pm

Fri January 18, 2013
Planet Money

Lance Armstrong's Confession Could Cost Him Millions

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 3:09 pm

George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network Getty Images

In an interview that aired last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Lance Armstrong confessed that he doped. That confession, added to mountains of other evidence, could cost him millions of dollars. There are three groups of people he may owe money to:

1. SCA Promotions

SCA is a company that underwrote millions of dollars of bonuses that Lance received for winning the Tour de France. Now that he's been stripped of those titles — they want their money back.

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6:14am

Fri January 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Livestrong 'Disappointed' By Lance Armstrong, But Still Grateful To Him

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 3:09 pm

Lance Armstrong, during the interview with Oprah Winfrey that was recorded Monday and began airing Thursday night.
George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network Getty Images

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