Lance Armstrong won dismissal of a lawsuit by buyers of FRS Co.’s energy drinks who claimed they wouldn’t have bought the product if they had known it wasn’t the “secret weapon” behind his Tour de France victories.
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.
Martin Wheatley, who leads London’s top markets watchdog, says he wishes he could bike to and from his home in Greenwich, a borough along the Thames. He can’t because he’s lugging too much paperwork around.
Plans to boost women’s cycling in the U.K. are being hampered by road-safety concerns, squandering the potential benefit from Britain’s two-year stranglehold on the Tour de France, the sport’s elite event.
Tour de France cycling team Lampre- Merida lost about $1 million worth of bikes, equipment and cars in a burglary last weekend that has thrown its plans for next season into disarray, a company spokesman said.
The main threat to the Tour de France, its organizers used to say, was “gigantisme” -- tremendous growth -- a sprawl of people and equipment that overwhelmed the three-week bicycle race, a host of sideshows obscuring the main ring.