Tag Archives: tour de france

  • This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong

    This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong

    It was on this day in 2004 that Lance Armstrong won his sixth straight Tour de France title.  With the win, he became the first rider to ever win six Yellow Jerseys. Riding for the US Postal Service team, Armstrong finished six minutes 19 seconds ahead of Germany’s Andreas Kloden.  He would win a personal […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 24th) — Lance Armstrong

    This Day In Sports History (July 24th) — Lance Armstrong

    It was on this day in 2005 that Lance Armstrong retired from the sport of cycling.  He would call it a career after winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France. After leaving the Tour so that he could focus on his fight against cancer, Armstrong returned in 1999 to win his first Tour de France […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 23rd) — Floyd Landis

    This Day In Sports History (July 23rd) — Floyd Landis

    It was on this day in 2006 that the final stage for the Tour de France took place.  Floyd Landis was initially declared the winner, but after a failed drug test, he was stripped of the yellow jersey. Oscar Pereiro of Spain was named the 2006 Tour de France champion, as he finished second to […]

  • 25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    Chances are, if you live in North America, you probably haven’t paid all that much attention to the Tour de France since Lance Armstrong retired. However, you should. Even if everyone who’s ever won the race is a cheater, this is still one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports. And, much like the […]

  • Bus Gets Stuck Under Finish Line At Tour De France (Video)

    Bus Gets Stuck Under Finish Line At Tour De France (Video)

    In news that may have made a good climax for a goofy Tour de France-themed comedy, the driver of the Orica GreenEdge team bus attempted to drive through the finish line ahead of the cyclists but got stuck under the banner. It happened as a result of the driver ignoring the lack of clearance between […]

  • Lance Armstrong’s Interview With Oprah Went Pretty Much as Expected (Video)

    Lance Armstrong’s Interview With Oprah Went Pretty Much as Expected (Video)

    Last night was part one of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah. Of course, you probably didn’t watch it, having lost interest in the spectacle once you heard about that whole “Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend” scandal over at Notre Dame. So we’ve gone through and selected just the most interesting parts. We’ll start with a […]

  • Lance Armstrong’s Confession Gets the Taiwanese Animation Treatment (Video)

    Lance Armstrong’s Confession Gets the Taiwanese Animation Treatment (Video)

    Over the last several years, pretty much every major event in the world of sports has been explained and analyzed in very helpful computer animation form by Next Media Animation. They’ve helped us understand the Penn State sex abuse scandal, the Roger Clemens steroids trial, Linsanity, and even the Boston Red Sox’s epic 2011 late-season […]

  • Lance Armstrong Admits PED Use To Oprah

    Lance Armstrong Admits PED Use To Oprah

    Apparently Lance Armstrong finally saw the writing on the wall: everyone knows he used performance enhancing drugs to win his seven Tour de France titles. Time to stop lying through his teeth and ask for forgiveness. So where does one go in this day and age to ask for such forgiveness? To a church confessional? […]

  • Lance Armstrong Tweeted a Big “F You” to His Critics Over The Weekend

    Lance Armstrong Tweeted a Big “F You” to His Critics Over The Weekend

    Lance Armstrong has been accused of doping by practically every teammate he had during his unprecedented run of seven straight Tour de France titles. And of course, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has concluded that he doped, and that he bullied his teammates into doping. So they recommended that the International Cycling Union strip him […]