Category: Road Cycling


Fabian Cancellara (right) and Peter Sagan have made headlines for different reasons following the Tour of Flanders (Image | Getty)

Fabian Cancellara, right, and Peter Sagan have made headlines for different reasons following the Tour of Flanders. (Image | Getty)

Fabian Cancellara won cycling’s one-day Tour of Flanders last weekend. But you’d be forgiven for not having noticed this, as the story wasn’t about Cancellara. In fact, it wasn’t about anything that happened on the cobbled Belgian streets.

As you may have noticed from the picture, Peter Sagan, the Tour’s runner-up, decided to pinch the backside of one of the podium girls (Maja Leye) as Cancellara received his trophy – the fact that the word ‘trophy’ has some ambiguity attached to it in this context speaks volumes.

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Shamed | Lance Armstrong appears at an event for the charity he founded, Livestrong, after stepping down as its chairman. (Image | The Guardian)

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” For Lance Armstrong, his stock has plummeted so far he can never climb back up.

Sacked by Nike, his seven Tour de France titles stripped from him, the American hero will go down in history as one of sport’s biggest ever frauds.

He has taken the rap, quite rightly, for the culture of serial doping and rampant cheating that plagued cycling in the golden years either side of the millennium.

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