On a damp morning in mid-January, Michel Thetaz’s shaved legs churned the pedals of his Scott Sports carbon fiber bike down a Majorca road. The Swiss millionaire was at the Spanish vacation destination for a three- day business trip.
Frank Schleck quit the Tour de France after testing positive for a banned diuretic, the second drugs scandal to hit the race in a week.
Frank Schleck, who finished third at the 2011 Tour de France, was handed a one-year ban from cycling today after failing a drugs test at last year’s race.
Cadel Evans is set to win the Tour de France after erasing the lead of brothers Andy and Frank Schleck in yesterday’s time trial.
Luxembourg, smaller than Rhode Island and with fewer residents than Milwaukee, is outperforming the U.S. at the Tour de France.
Cadel Evans became the Tour de France’s oldest winner in 88 years after taking the yellow jersey on the next-to-last day in a time trial.
The International Tennis Federation said on June 26 that Marin Cilic was withdrawing from the Wimbledon championship because of a knee injury. In reality, he was beginning an anti-doping suspension.
Luxembourg’s first Tour de France team, Leopard-Trek, will merge with Lance Armstrong’s former RadioShack team to form a new cycling squad for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Cycling’s ruling body, which is sending elite riders to Beijing for a race next month, is planning to stage events in Brazil, Russia and India as it comes under pressure from teams to raise revenue.
"The decision to suspend me during one year is too severe considering the fact that the council acknowledged that I unintentionally consumed a contaminated product."
- Frank Schleck on Jan 30, 2013