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William Fotheringham

William Fotheringham

    Six key stages call for a tour de force
    Six key stages call for a tour de force
    STAGE 3 Monday 6 July: Antwerp-Mur de Huy 159.5km
    Commission starts probe into doping in cycling
    Commission starts probe into doping in cycling
    A Swiss international lawyer, a German anti-doping specialist and an Australian who has advised the Afghan government have been named as the three...
    A case of strong arm vs charm
    A case of strong arm vs charm
    It was on the road to Lons-le-Saunier in central France on Friday July 23 2004 that Lance Armstrong's darker side was put on full public view...
    Lance Armstrong's loss is win for clean cycling
    Lance Armstrong's loss is win for clean cycling
    In 2004, Lance Armstrong sat in a press conference at the start of the Tour de France in the Belgian city of Liège, a week or so after the...
    The Contador conundrum
    The Contador conundrum
    History has been on the side of the Tour de France organiser Christian Prudhomme in his quest to liven up the race. Last year, he took advantage of...
    It's all about the romance
    It's all about the romance
    Falling off at the foot of the Col de La Ramaz on Sunday cannot have been pleasant for Lance Armstrong. Hitting the deck at that speed never is....
    Armstrong can't afford to return
    Armstrong can't afford to return
    On hearing the news that Lance Armstrong was planning a comeback, a former professional said: "They can't ever stay away, can they?"
    Lack of home-grown talent won't dampen French spirits
    Lack of home-grown talent won't dampen French spirits
    Nine miles from the finish in Saint-Brieuc, the race went through the little village of Trémuson. As the peloton entered and exited huge banners...
    The shrink who makes you bigger
    The shrink who makes you bigger
    The sign on the door in the bowels of the Manchester Velodrome reads simply "Steve Peters", but there is plenty else it could say. Abandon...
    No one deserves the yellow jersey
    No one deserves the yellow jersey
    I didn't watch Alberto Contador putting on the final yellow jersey of this year's Tour de France in Paris. As I said, even before the disaster...
    German TV pulls coverage over Tour doping
    German TV pulls coverage over Tour doping
    In the first move of its kind by any of the broadcasters that cover the Tour de France, German state television channels ARD and ZDF left the race...
    Attempts to unseat Armstrong
    Attempts to unseat Armstrong
    The announcement of Jan Ullrich's team for the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday, is a telling illustration of the way Lance Armstrong has...