Steroids in Cycling


Lance Armstrong Officially Stripped of Seven Tour de France Titles

Lance Armstrong was officially stripped of his seven Tour de France victories on Monday, October 22, 2012. The world governing body for the sport of cycling scheduled a press conference on this date and announced it had accepted the conclusions of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). [Read more…]


Steroid Witch-Hunt Costs Lance Armstrong Millions of Dollars in Sponsorships

It seems likely that Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his historic seven Tour de France titles after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) condemned the professional cyclist as a cheater who used steroids and erythropoietin throughout his career. However, this may be the least of the concerns facing Armstrong. Several sponsors have chosen to abandon Armstrong after the release of the “Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency on the Disqualification and Ineligibility“. Nike and several other companies made the decision to severe ties with Armstrong costing the cyclist an estimated $30 million over the next few years. [Read more…]


Greg LeMond Claimed to Have Known That Lance Armstrong Doped

Greg LeMond, a two-time Tour de France champion who was the first American to claim the title, feels vindicated by the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) lifetime ban of fellow American Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has been accused of systematically doping thoughout his career and using erythropoietin (EPO), anabolic steroids and blood transfusions to fuel his seven Tour de France victories. LeMond has been an outspoken opponent of doping and a critic of Armstrong. [Read more…]


Lance Armstrong Used Steroids Throughout His Career According to Teammate

The Lance Armstrong witch-hunt has reached its pinnacle with the release of the “Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency on the Disqualification and Ineligibility [of Lance Armstrong]”. The report is over 200 pages in length and is accompanied by over 1,000 pages of supporting documentation. Eleven former teammates betrayed their former team captain and testified against Armstrong. Their accounts generally corroborate each others in the claim that Armstrong used various banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) including erythropoietin (EPO) and anabolic steroids (specifically testosterone) throughout his career. [Read more…]


Lance Armstrong a Hero Despite Steroids and Doping Scandal

Lance Armstrong is apparently too big to fail. The celebrity cyclist’s performance-enhancing methods have been the subject of both government and anti-doping investigations over the last several years. Incriminating evidence has been ubiquitous in news stories covering the steroid/doping scandal such that practically every American is now aware of the allegations. Yet, even when Armstrong loses, it appears he still wins. [Read more…]


California Lawmakers Want Congress to Review Activities of Anti-Steroid Group

Twenty-three state senators from California are concerned that the constitutional rights of competitive athletes are being violated by the country’s main anti-steroid and anti-doping watchdog. California Senator Michael Rubio initiated the bipartisan request for a federal review of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). [Read more…]


Barry Bonds Supports Lance Armstrong During Steroid Witch-Hunt

Barry Bonds knows very well what it’s like to be targeted by the federal government in a witch-hunt. Federal investigators have spent millions of dollars targeting athletes suspected of using anabolic steroids. Bonds, along with Armstrong and Clemens, have been some of primary targets in the steroid witch-hunt. So, it came as no surprise when Bonds publicly expressed his full support of Lance Armstrong. [Read more…]


Federal Steroid Witch-Hunt Targeted Former Girlfriends of Lance Armstrong

In case anyone needed more proof that the federal investigations involving celebrity athletes and anabolic steroids were little more than a witch-hunt, we learn that federal prosecutors targeted at least one former girlfriend of pro cyclist Lance Armstrong. According to the New York Daily News, federal agents interviewed Grammy Award-winning musician Sheryl Crow for details involving Armstrong’s alleged use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). [Read more…]


Sponsors Continue to Support Lance Armstrong After Steroid, Doping Scandal

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) may be celebrating the lifetime ban of Lance Armstrong as a major victory in the war against doping but the news has been met by a collective yawn by the rest of the world. In particular, the “business” of Lance Armstrong is as strong as ever. [Read more…]


Tyler Hamilton to Release Book with Steroid Allegations Against Lance Armstrong

American cyclist Tyler Hamilton will soon release his tell-all book containing allegations that Lance Armstrong used testosterone, steroids, erythropoietin (EPO) and other prohibited blood boosting techniques. “The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs” is set to be released by the publisher on September 5, 2012. The publication date was announced after Armstrong revealed he would not fight the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) decision to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping. [Read more…]