Armstrong ahead of Contador…but only on our plane

July 13, 2009

Tarbes-Lourdes airport, Sunday, around 6pm.

Lance Armstrong is greeted by massive cheers as he enters the airport before boarding the plane taking the Tour de France riders to Limoges for their first rest day.

Contador attack signalled end of phoney war with Armstrong

July 11, 2009

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Enough with the nagging mind games: that’s basically what Alberto Contador told Lance Armstrong when he moved ahead of the American with a brutal attack in the final ascent of the Tour de France seventh stage.

Contador proves his point to Armstrong, Astana

July 10, 2009

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Alberto Contador made a point to Lance Armstrong and the rest of the Astana team with a thrilling break at the end of the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday.

Live blogging the Tour: Armstrong suffers agonising near miss

July 7, 2009

armstrongLance Armstrong was agonisingly close  to taking the yellow jersey for first time since his last Tour de France triumph in 2005.

Nervous Armstrong makes respectable Tour start

July 5, 2009

Lance Armstrong returned to his favourite stage four years after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France and set a respectable time in the opening time trial.

Moment of truth for Armstrong and Contador

July 3, 2009

rtr1j1aq2lanceafterIt is THE question the Tour de France caravan has been asking in the crowded restaurants of Monaco: Can the returning Lance Armstrong really live in peace and harmony with Alberto Contador, the 2007 winner and the American’s team leader?

Contador loses a race but wins vital support

June 17, 2009

dauphineLast week, Alberto Contador did not win the Dauphine Libere, a warm-up race for the Tour de France. He finished behind Alejandro Valverde and Cadel Evans and that you might think that would be a big worry with less than a month to go before the Tour starts on July 4 in Monaco.

Were cyclists right to make Giro protest?

May 17, 2009

The Giro d’Italia descended into farce on Sunday when riders decided the route through Milan was too dangerous…having already started the stage.

Armstrong will struggle to make a real impact

May 5, 2009

It’s not Lance Armstrong’s first comeback, he has a natural ability to defy the odds, he is in the best possible squad.