Lance Armstrong

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 A spectator on horseback waves a French flag as the pack rides during the eighth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France  between Dreux and Amiens, northern France. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Charlie Sheen isn’t the first figure to spring to mind in relation to the Tour de France. But the famously louche Hollywood actor once uttered a line (...)

Roger Federer, it emerged, has signed one of the most lucrative sports sponsorship deals in history, with Uniqlo paying roughly $300 million over 10 years for the tie-up

As Roger Federer stepped on to Centre Court at the Wimbledon tennis championships this week, scores of fans in the crowd wore hats and shirts emblazon(...)

Since the start of the year there have been calls for Chris Froome to stand down from racing. Photograph: EPA

There is an old mantra in French cycling that no rider is bigger than the Tour de France and, in dramatically seeking to block Chris Froome from start(...)

Britain’s Chris Froome  crosses the finish line to win the  19th stage of the Giro d’Italia  from Venaria Reale to Bardonecchia. Photograph: Daniel dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterating his riva(...)

Lance Armstrong of the USA and riding for US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor celebrates as he wins stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22nd, 2004. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong agreed on Thursday to pay $5 million (€4m) to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government by using performance-enhancing dr(...)

Tour de France 2012 winner Bradley Wiggins celebrates with teammates during a parade on the Champs-Elysees. Floyd Landis has said Wiggins should be stripped of the title. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images

Floyd Landis, the one-time doper turned informant, has called for Bradley Wiggins to be stripped of his 2012 Tour de France title. The American delive(...)

Barry Bonds: In the pantheon of chemical cheats, the former San Francisco Giants player is regarded as up there with the greatest in any sport. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

With much fanfare, the San Francisco Giants have announced their intention to retire the number 25 shirt once worn by Barry Bonds. The ultimate accol(...)

Liam Ryan’s incredible journey is captured in his memoir Cancer 4, Me 5, (After Extra-Time)

By his own admission, and indeed the admission of the many consultants, surgeons and medical experts that crossed his path, Liam Ryan should not be si(...)

Floyd Landis believes Team Sky will not survive if Chris Froome is banned for an anti-doping violation. Photograph:   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Floyd Landis has launched a stinging attack on Team Sky, claiming the idea of marginal gains and a zero tolerance policy is a “facade.” The former Ame(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

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