Tag Archives: tour de france

  • 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 […]

  • 9 Tragic Tour de France Deaths

    9 Tragic Tour de France Deaths

    Cycling is not a particularly popular pro sport here in North America. Outside the Tour de France, the sport isn’t followed very closely by the media or fans, and even then the only names we know are the guys who win or get caught doping. Hell, not even Lance Armstrong and his 7 consecutive Tour […]

  • 12 Cyclists to Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

    12 Cyclists to Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

    The 2012 Tour de France got underway over the weekend and will culminate four weeks from now, on July 22, when the world’s greatest endurance athletes take one final ride through the streets of Paris. This year, with a number of big-name cyclists sitting this one out thanks to injuries— no Alberto Contador, no Andy […]

  • 15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    With this being the heart of the cycling season—we’re in between the Giro d’Italia and the Tour France—and with everyone’s favorite one-testicled bracelet salesman (Lance Armstrong) making headlines in sports pages again, I thought this would be the perfect time to do a list of cycling’s biggest doping scandals. But here’s the thing. It turns […]

  • 9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    A lot of people like to talk about how the rampant use of steroids in baseball during the 1990s and early 2000s tarnished records and ruined the sanctity of “America’s pastime.” But of course, the reality is that baseball players—and all athletes, actually—have been cheating since…um, forever. It’s not like Jose Canseco was the first […]

  • Alberto Contador Punched A Fan In The Face Today At The Tour de France (Video)

    Alberto Contador Punched A Fan In The Face Today At The Tour de France (Video)

    Alberto Contador has enjoyed a very successful cycling career, wining three Tour de France titles and two Giro d’Italia titles.  However, some have questioned the validity of those wins due to doping allegations, which have haunted the Spanish rider on three separate occasions during his career. Although it has never been proven that Contador took […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Tour de Barbed Wire Fencing

    Picture Of The Day: The Tour de Barbed Wire Fencing

    Crashes have headlined this year’s Tour de France, with the worst coming on Sunday as Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland was sent crashing into a roadside barbed wire fence by a French television station’s car. Hoogerland lost more than 16 minutes as a result of the crash and required 33 stitched to close up the wounds […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Is That A Brain In George Hincapie’s Leg?

    Picture Of The Day: Is That A Brain In George Hincapie’s Leg?

    It appears as though 15 years of riding in the Tour de France has caused the leg of American rider George Hincapie to develop a mind/brain of its own. All kidding aside, the reason Hincapie’s veins are popping out of his legs as if they are trying to escape the pain of enduring another long, […]

  • Herd Of Sheep Interrupt 17th Stange Of Tour de France (Video)

    Herd Of Sheep Interrupt 17th Stange Of Tour de France (Video)

    Why did the sheep cross the road?  To interrupt the Tour de France! The unforgiving ascent up the mountains is difficult enough, but these sheep decided to throw another obstacle in the riders path during their climb up the Col du Soulor.  Fortunately, the riders were able to steer clear of this wandering herd during […]