Tag: "lance armstrong"

2009 Tour de France - Final Thoughts

by Jack  

This year's Tour de France just ended with Alberto Contador (Astana) winning his 2nd yellow jersey by a comfortable margin. It was a drama filled 3 weeks, more for the psychological battles between Contador and teammate Armstrong than for the various… more »

2009 Tour de France - Latest Thoughts II

by Jack  

The 2009 Tour de France is about 2 weeks old and I have one word in my mind - action! It has been both fast action and then lack of action. The first week was full of action, second week, not-so-much. In fact, I can't remember the last Tour having such… more »

2009 Tour de France - Latest Thoughts

by Jack  

The 2009 Tour is only 7 days old but the speculation of leadership at Team Astana continues to grow. The war started with the very first Stage 1 time trial. Alberto Contador got the better of the other Astana 4 (Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Levi… more »

T of C Review and More!

by Jack  

The 4th Amgen Tour of California ended last Sunday with a very familiar result. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) took his 3rd title in a row and yet another record setting crowd turned out for an even bigger and better race. Over 2 million people lined the… more »

Amgen Tour of California '09 Preview

by Jack  

Once the dust settled at the Tour Down Under in Australia and the Tour of Qatar and the sprinters had their fix of glory on those mostly flat races, it's time for the big boys to come out and play. This Saturday, February 14th, the 4th Amgen Tour of… more »

2009 - Off to a Rocket Start!

by Jack  

The new 2009 season is upon us and already we have massive amounts of action and speculation for what's to come for the rest of this season. Of course, the majority of the news comes from The Boss himself, Lance Armstrong (Astana) and his comeback but… more »

Happy Holidays!

by Jack  

Boy! What a year this has been for the pro peloton! One thing is for sure, all of the excitement that was generated in 2008 will be carried through into 2009 and more so. Is anyone else excited about next year!!?? The 2009 season could not be packed… more »

Updates from the Peloton

by Jack  

A lot has made the news since my last post. I apologize for the infrequency of these stories as I have been busy with other things. The latest news in the pro peloton is all not good news. Actually, that depends on your own outlook with the sport. There… more »

Return of Lance

by Jack  

Lance Armstrong formally announced his plans for returning to the pro peloton today. In a news conference given while he was attending the Clinton Global Initiative, Armstrong filled in some of the blanks that were left after he shocked the world in… more »

Poor Levi Leipheimer

by Jack  

Levi Leipheimer is currently the top American cyclist in the pro peloton. He's been that way ever since Lance Armstrong retired in 2005. Sure, there's been Floyd Landis for a quick moment, but that's another story. Throughout Levi's career, he's always… more »

Yes! Armstrong Returns!

by Jack  

Just as everyone has speculated in the last few days, Lance Armstrong confirmed today that he WILL return to professional cycling for the 2009 season. In the much talked about Vanity Fair article, Armstrong sites cancer awareness as one of his main… more »

Lance Armstrong Returns?

by Jack  

Could Lance Armstrong be coming out of retirement? The answer is "yes", if you ask Velonews. Their report states that Armstrong has already taken steps needed to return to the pro peloton. Nothing has been confirmed yet but stay tuned. This is surely to… more »

New Poll Added!

by Jack  

There's a new poll on my sidebar so please take a moment to submit your answer. I know it's a tough question for most fans. Very few will be able to argue their abilities on the bike but both have demons in their closets that will cause people to cringe… more »

91st Giro - Stage 11: Etiquette

by Jack  

Today's post will talk about one of the most important cycling traditions still existing in the pro peloton; what should not happen when the leader of the race (or any other potential contender) crashes. Team LPR Brakes and Riccardo Riccò (Saunier… more »