Floyd Landis, the American cyclist whose 2006 Tour De France victory was nullified after a positive doping test, has sent a series of emails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting to, and detailing, his systematic use of performance enhancing drugs during his career. The emails also claim that other riders and cycling officials allegedly participated in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
Last night was the first official dig session of the UCT jump track for 2010. There are some big plans for both the track and the jump line. Come join us on saturday afternoon for a chilled riding and digging session. Check out some photos below to see the progress taking place.
Philip Buys (Garmin-adidas) proved the truth of this on Saturday, 15 May, at the Saasveld track just outside George, when he outsprinted Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) to win the third pro-elite race in the MTN National Cross-country Series.
Saxo Bank’s J.J. Haedo challenged him in the final few meters, but Mark Cavendish closed the deal for HTC-Columbia on the first stage of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California.
Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) won a mud fight on Saturday in Tuscany, as the region’s famed Strade bianche were turned brown by heavy rain on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia. Aggressive riding saw Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) move back into the overall lead of the race after he finished third on the stage, behind Evans and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese Vini).
The most revealing moment of Friday’s pre-race press conference at the Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento came when ESPN.com’s Bonnie Ford asked Lance Armstrong about his condition, one year into his comeback, and for a status report on his emotional drive to reach the top step of the podium of this year’s Tour de France.