All rights reserved. One wonders if the ban on earpieces for today's 10th stage led to any trash talking between a certain two Astana teamates. In what's been labeled an attempt to jazz up some typically lackluster mid-race stages, Tour de France officials have banned radio communication between riders and their teams' cars for the 10th and 13th legs. Their hope was that without the coordination offered teams by staying in constant contact, the competition would be more spaced out and vulnerable to concerted attacks.
I guess it's unfortunate that news of Lance Armstrong ending his battle against a set of doping charges came without shock. That he'd give up fighting anything is somewhat surprising, and, as a fan, there was some initial disappointment. Pro cycling is well-known to be infested with doping, and many fans and critics of Armstrong have long believed him to be among the peloton of cheaters. But, importantly, Lance hasn't admitted to any wrongdoing with this gesture—far from it. He has only said he refuses to continue fighting the US Anti-Doping Agency, an organization he considers a blend of a witch hunt and a kangaroo court. Armstrong had been challenging the USADA via lawsuit, but the suit was dismissed earlier in the week when a federal judge ruled that the court had no jurisdiction.
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