Steroids in Cycling

Dec
30

Lance Armstrong May Be “Texan of the Year” Due to Steroid / Doping Scandal

The Dallas Morning News has selected Lance Armstrong as a finalist for it’s “Texan of the Year” award. The Dallas-based newspaper was careful to note that the award is not necessarily given to individuals for their positive contributions. Rather the award acknowledges the impact an individual has upon society whether it is positive or negative. [Read more...]

Dec
17

Italian Cyclist Blames Buttock Tumor on Performance Enhancing Drugs

A former Italian professional cyclist has blamed doping as the culprit in the development of a tumor discovered in his left buttock according to the Italian newspaer Gazzetta dello Sport. Graziano Gasparre, a former under-23 champion in Europe, had the tumor surgically removed during an operation in Reggio Emilia on November 23, 2012. [Read more...]

Dec
07

Cyclist Tammy Thomas Finds Hope in Religion and the Fitness Industry After Steroid Conviction

A former professional cyclist who was convicted of lying about her use of banned anabolic steroids has asked a judge to end the last 11-months of a five-year probation. Tammy Thomas was convicted of federal charges of perjury and obstruction of justice as part of the BALCO steroid scandal. She was sentenced to five years of probation. She has repented and reportedly turned her life around with the help of God and a job as a personal trainer. [Read more...]

Dec
02

Olympics Will Violate Own Rules if Lance Armstrong Stripped of Olympic Bronze Medal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is desperately looking for ways to break its own rules when it comes to stripping Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Armstrong placed third in the Cycling Individual Time Trial. Now, twelve years later, the IOC wants its medal back. The only problem is that the IOC has to find a way around the its own rules. [Read more...]

Nov
05

United States Postal Service Cyclist Describes Being Offered Steroids Prior to Lance Armstrong’s Arrival

Scott Mercier was a professional cyclist for the United States Postal Service team prior to the arrival of future, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Mercier claims there was a culture of doping that was already firmly in place at U.S. Postal. His claim significantly weakens attempts by anti-doping organizations to use Armstrong as a scapegoat for the doping problem in pro cycling. [Read more...]

Nov
01

Did Everyone Use Performance-Enhancing Drugs on Lance Armstrong’s Team?

The United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) by Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service professional cycling team gave the impression that everyone on the team used PEDs. The report compiled evidence and rider testimony that implicated Armstrong and his teammates in the systematic use of PEDs such as erythropoietin (EPO), anabolic steroids (testosterone) and human growth hormone (hGH). [Read more...]

Oct
30

Tennis Star Andy Murray Says Steroids Not as Big a Problem in Tennis as Other Sports

Tennis superstar Andy Murray has been sensitive to the criticism his sport has received incidental to the cycling doping scandals. He readily admits that tennis could do more about doping to ensure that tennis is completely clean of steroids and related performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). But he really doesn’t think that the use of drugs such as anabolic steroids is a problem in tennis. [Read more...]

Oct
27

Hysteria in Cycling – Just Say No to Steroids Pledges

Lance Armstrong has been under fire from all directions since the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released its report revealing the systematic and organized use of anabolic steroids (testosterone) and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) by the United States Postal Service pro cycling team. The report was not only bad news for Armstrong. It also bad news for the entire sport of cycling as hysteria rapidly spread throughout the peloton. [Read more...]

Oct
25

Is Super-Wealthy Lance Armstrong Really Losing?

Lance Armstrong told LiveStrong supporters in Austin that he’s seen better times but he’s also seen worse times. In 1996, he was given a 40% chance of survival after diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread throughout his body. After his miraculous recovery, Armstrong had unprecedented success as a professional cyclist. He won seven Tour de France titles and he accumulated a fortune in endorsement income. [Read more...]

Oct
23

Steffen Kjaergaard – Another Teammate of Lance Armstrong Admits Doping But Doesn’t Betray

Steffen Kjaergaard, a retired professional cyclist from Norway, couldn’t watch all of Lance Armstrong’s teammates confess to doping without joining the party. Kjaergaard admitted using erythropoietin (EPO) and cortico-steroids during his time as a domestique with the United States Postal Service pro cycling team in 2000 and 2001. [Read more...]