Well that’s the million dollar question that’s on everyone’s lips. What does it take to win the Tour de France? Does he have what it takes? So what does Lance have on his side: The perfect mix of speed, youth and experience in his Radioshack team. The best team director in the business in Johan [...]
Although this Tour de France will be his last, Lance Armstrong isn’t finished with elite-level racing just yet. The seven-time Tour champion is planning another comeback next year — in triathlon. The plan is to race triathlon under the RadioShack banner. Lance is also considering doing the Cape Epic next year.
Alberto Contador (Astana) is convinced now more than ever that the Tour de France will be decided in the Pyrénées.
Following last week’s Critérium du Dauphiné, the two-time Tour champ previewed the three major climbing stages that will be featured in the Alps and he says they shouldn’t prove decisive in the overall battle.
Robert Gesink claimed a prestigious win on the sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland Thursday to take command of the race.
The Rabobank climbing specialist attacked late on the third and final climb, crested the summit alone and raced the remaining 10km downhill to finish well ahead of an eight-man group of chasers.
RadioShack has not made it onto the list of 22 teams to been invited to ride the Vuelta a España, set to start Aug. 28 in Sevilla. Sixteen teams were already selected, but RadioShack was not among the final six wild-card selections revealed Monday.
Defending champion Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) won the opening stage of the Tour du Suisse on Saturday and finished safely in the main peloton after the after the 167km second stage to keep his lead.
Tour de France champion Alberto Contador may have given fans a shock when he was kept in check Thursday as the Critérium du Dauphiné soared upwards on the fourth stage to Risoul ski station.
However the Spaniard was given morale support after the race by none other than RadioShack sports director Alain Gallopin.
Floyd Landis, who last month admitted doping throughout his cycling career and accused Lance Armstrong and others, has hired a law firm that once represented cyclist Greg LeMond. The UCI also has sent a “strongly worded” letter to Landis asking him to stop making claims that Lance Armstrong conspired with UCI official to suppress an alleged positive doping test.