The International Cycling Union wants to suspend an independent commission it set up three months ago to look into the Lance Armstrong doping case as the governing body seeks to combine the probe with those of other sports.
Lance Armstrong said he cheated by using drugs during his cycling career, ending 13 years of denials and turning the seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor from one of the world’s most revered athletes to as big a fraud as sports has ever seen.
Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond called on International Cycling Union head Pat McQuaid to quit and for riders to skip buying race licenses from USA Cycling, saying he was in a “rage” over possible corruption in the sport.
The all-terrain vehicle accident that killed a 19-year-old at Montana’s exclusive Yellowstone Club happened on the first night of the community’s annual family weekend, according to a person familiar with the event.
Sam Byrne and Billy Collins had Pioneer Mountain at the Yellowstone Club to themselves, as usual. They were belting down the freshly groomed corduroy, carving fast, giant-slalom turns last year when--bam!--they collided, hard.
James Sinclair Welch, the son of a New York hedge-fund manager, pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a passenger in an all-terrain vehicle while driving intoxicated at Montana’s exclusive Yellowstone Club.
It was day 16 of last year’s three- week-long Tour de France. The RadioShack team of elite cyclists had just completed a punishing 101-mile slog through Alpine foothills from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap.