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17 hrs ago | Yahoo!

What you need to know: Voigt's assault on cycling's iconic 'human hamster wheel'

Cycling legend Jens Voigt will make an assault on the iconic world one-hour record on Thursday - an even that will be broadcast live on British Eurosport. But can he do it? Live on Eurosport on Thursday 18th September at 6pm British time, German veteran cycling legend Jens Voigt will bring the curtain down on his illustrious career with an attempt at toppling cycling's famous Hour Record.

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Related Topix: Team CSC, Jens Voigt, Pro, Lance Armstrong

21 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: Curb Goodell's control

Running back Ray Rice was cut by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens earlier this month and suspended indefinitely by the league. Those measures came after video from a casino elevator showed he delivered a knockout punch to his then-fiancee and current wife, Janay, in February.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Tennis, Olympics, Viktor Troicki, Summer Olympics, Luis Suarez, Olympic Football, Lance Armstrong, Cycling, More Sports, Figure Skating, Competitive Skating, Opinion

Yesterday | PezCycling News

Vuelta Lowdown: Controversy, Crashes & Contador

Race Analysis: With the last of the Grand Tours behind us for another year Lee Rodgers takes a look back at the race and analyzes the events, the stages, the crashes and the controversy of Alberto Contador's win over Chris Froome at the 2014 Vuelta a EspaA a. Even before a bidon was chucked over the spectators heads in thirst-crazed desperation, the 2014 Vuelta a EspaA a was dubbed as the most exciting Grand Tour of 2014.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Peloton

Tour of Britain 2014 - Stage 6 Report

Matthias Brandle of IAM Cycling chalked up his second straight stage win, but the story of the day was Movistar Team's Alex Dowsett blowing the Friends Life 2014 Tour of Britain asunder with the ride of his life in one of the most dramatic ever stages of the modern day race. A trio of Exeter winner Matthias Brandle, Alex Dowsett and Madison Genesis' Tom Stewart rode in perfect unison for the best part of 160km to dominate the long stage from Bath to Hemel Hempsted, which many had expected to end in a sprint.

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Related Topix: Roger Hammond, Cycling

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CNN

Advice To Champion Athletes In The Tour De France

The Tour de France is a grueling sport where every second counts. That intense pressure damages the bodies of competitors and requires very specific preparation.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis, Phonak Hearing Systems

Velonews

Gallery: 2014 Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

World champion Rui Costa wasn't able to win in Quebec, but he looked forward to the race in Montreal, which he won two years ago. Photo: Casey B. Gibson Tom Danielson and Steele Von Hoff worked in the peloton in support of their leader, Garmin-Sharp's Ramunas Navardauskas.

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Related Topix: Tom Danielson, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Ramunas Navardauskas, Summer Olympics, Simon Gerrans, Christian Meier

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cycling News

Tour of Britain: Dowsett praises escape after taking yellow

Alex Dowsett could hardly have imagined that he would be donning the yellow jersey at the Tour of Britain when he rolled out of Bath for stage 6 on Friday morning. That morning Dowsett wasn't even in the top 20, sitting 1:25 behind race leader Michal Kwiatkowski , now he leads the Polish rider by 34 seconds.

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Related Topix: Roger Hammond, Cycling

Cycling News

Canadian Canning shows off sprint at Sprint Challenge Pro

Canadian amateur Cody Canning least expected to win the Sprint Challenge Pro when he lined up against some of the top riders in professional bike racing but that's exactly what he accomplished. The Edmonton, Alberta, native out-sprinted and out-smarted Team Europcar's Bryan Coquard and Garmin-Sharp's Steele von Hoff in the short sprint held along the Grande Alle in Quebec City.

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Related Topix: Hayden Roulston, Cycling

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KAUZ

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg. Officials say a Utah teacher carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidently fired.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

ABC News

Livestrong Takes Hit After Armstrong Confession

The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. In federal forms released this week, Livestrong noted its 2013 donations dipped 34 percent, from nearly $23 million to $15 million after Armstrong's televised admission to Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Daily Star

Oscar Pistorius millions cleared murder Reeva Steenkamp

The Blade Runner vomited and sobbed, with tears streaming down his cheeks, as he was found not guilty of both murder and premeditated murder yesterday. The charge, called culpable homicide in South Africa, carries up to 15 years' jail, while firearms and ammunition possession charges he also faces carry five years.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

FOX Carolina

CBS drops Rihanna as opening talent for Ravens-Steelers game

The chairman of CBS Sports says the network is revising its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast because of controversy that arose connected with the Ray Rice video. The chairman of CBS Sports says the network is revising its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast because of controversy that arose connected with the Ray Rice video.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Examiner.com

Ray Rice says goodbye to Nike, women's groups expose growing NFL abuse problem

Ray Rice should just ask Oscar Pistorius and Lance Armstrong what happens when your name is attached to something really bad, like abuse or domestic violence. The first feel of the burn is being fried in the court of public opinion .

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Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Players, Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Cycling News

Bissell's Kem moves to SmartStop as general manager

Bissell team director Omer Kem told Cyclingnews this week at Interbike in Las Vegas that he will move to Team SmartStop next year as the team's general manager. Kem was at the cycling trade show representing the team already in talks with potential sponsors.

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Related Topix: Cycling, Subway, Omer Kem, Michael Creed

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Lance Armstrong visits a special little girl in the Valley

Delaney Clements has been diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer and Lance Armstrong made his way to her school Wednesday to show her she's not alone in her fight. The 12-year-old was feeling a little under the weather Wednesday morning after going through a grueling round of chemo last week so she stayed home from school for the first half of the day, but when she got there to meet Armstrong her mood shifted, "I'm feeling pretty good," said Delaney.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Velonews

Five things that could stop Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador is in the driver's seat to win the 2014 Vuelta a EspaA a. He holds a solid lead over his most dangerous rivals, and his confidence is growing by the kilometer.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Squamish Chief

Verner ready for Norway

Submitted Photo Rhys Verner poses with fellow Canadians Sandra Walter and Evan Guthrie after the trio won their respective divisions at the Canada Cup.

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Related Topix: Ryder Hesjedal, Cycling

ContactMusic.com

Finding Fela

While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with a second narrative strand that feels like another movie altogether. He did the same thing with last year's The Armstrong Lie, which compromised the Lance Armstrong scandal with clips from an abandoned glowing doc about his earlier comeback.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

Velonews

Gallery: 2014 Tour of Alberta, prologue

The prologue course was a scenic one, winding up the hill for bobsled and ski jumping in Olympic Park.

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Related Topix: Winter Sports, Bobsledding, Tom Danielson, Cycling, Christian Meier, Will Routley

Q102.com

The producer/DJ takes us through his most epic raft-sailing, champagne shower-filled memories

Steve Aoki is gearing up to release the first disc of his two-part album Neon Future on September 30th.

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Related Topix: Lance Armstrong, Cycling

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