In August 2010, then-Governor Bill Ritter joined Lance Armstrong to kick off a glamorous new event in Colorado: a bike race originally dubbed the Quiznos Pro Challenge. But as the race revved up for a second round (now under the name USA Pro Challenge), Armstrong took a back-seat role -- and then di ... More >>
Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
Multiple Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong's confession last month about blood doping and performance-enhancing drugs focused new attention on Tyler Hamilton, a former Boulder cyclist and Armstrong teammate who's been pointing the finger at Mr. Live Strong for years. Now, Hamilton is a key wit ... More >>
As we noted last week, Lance Armstrong's admission that he lied about performance-enhancing drug use and more confirmed years-old reports from two Boulder cyclists. But according to one of our readers, this mea culpa shouldn't be interpreted as proof that the sport as a whole is now beyond reproach.
Hard to believe that just over two years ago, Lance Armstrong was appearing at the State Capitol with then-Governor Bill Ritter to announce the launch of what is now known as the USA Pro Challenge. His association with the race is long over, and so is his credibility following last night's interview ... More >>
Denver blog posts make the grade. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen hands out lotsa lousy marks to the Nugs in last night's embarrassment -- but he saves the lowest for George Karl. Denver Egotist: Karsh Hagan's Colorado tourism ads prove beautifully lucrative for state. Denver PR Blog: Lance Arms ... More >>
Yesterday, we had some fun with a Denver Post page-one typo involving Lance Armstrong, who was said to have been stripped of his Tour de France titles for "systematic hoping." (I made a now-corrected typing error, too. Hilarious!) The item got one of our readers thinking about sports that would requ ... More >>
You thought Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles for systematic doping? Wrong -- at least according to the front page of today's Denver Post. A caption on an Armstrong pic reveals that he was actually punished for "systematic hoping" -- something a lot of us guilty of, frankly. ... More >>
Amid news that Lance Armstrong will quit fighting doping allegations (a move that will likely result in him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles), it's tough to remember that just two years ago, he was the face of what's now known as the USA Pro Challenge, a bicycle race currently thril ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
This Sunday, August 21, the Deer Creek Challenge will take place in Jefferson County's Deer Creek Canyon -- and in advance of the event, even more bicyclists than usually pedal in the area are training there. But not everyone appears to be welcoming. The Jeffco sheriff's office is investigati ... More >>
Get the lead out! Will he? Won't he? As of this writing Lance Armstrong hadn't yet tweeted his intention to compete in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race on Saturday (he pre-qualified by winning the Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey on July 31), but one of the gnarliest events in Colorado will b ... More >>
Photo by Alex Fenlon, fenlonphoto.com, courtesy Crested Butte Mountain ResortLance Armstrong wins the Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey, qualifies for the 2011 Leadville 100Look out, Leadville 100 competitors: Lance Armstrong is coming for you again after winning yesterday's Crested Butte Alpine O ... More >>
The Race Across America is one of this country's most notoriously grueling bicycle races. Starting on the West Coast and ending on the East, it takes riders 3,000 miles over the course of eight to twelve days. What's more interesting is there are no major cash prizes -- it's all done for the ... More >>
Tyler Hamilton.Two guys meet up in a bar and exchange a few words. Nobody gets hurt. No reason to make a federal case out of it. Unless, of course, the two guys are Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton. Then the FBI, the AFLD and even TMZ want to know exactly who said what to whom.
Video below.HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>
Hamilton.Boulder's Tyler Hamilton made a big splash Sunday night via doping accusations made against former bicycling teammate Lance Armstrong on 60 Minutes. Is Hamilton a squealer who should be criticized, not lionized for speaking out? Not according to one reader.
Tyler Hamilton.Plenty of people have accused bike icon Lance Armstrong of doping, including Tour De Lance author Bill Strickland. But finger-pointing by Boulder-based Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong's onetime teammate on the U.S. Postal Service Team, has had the greatest impact by far, in part beca ... More >>
New logo.When the former Quiznos Pro Challenge changed its name to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, it didn't sever ties with Lance Armstrong, who joined then-Governor Bill Ritter to announce the race last August. But that doesn't mean Armstrong will very involved, if at all.
Organizers for the seven-day cycling race formerly promoted as the Quiznos Pro Challenge announced big news yesterday: They've rebranded as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and inked a major broadcast deal for 23 hours of race coverage on Versus August 22-28 and two hours of live coverage on NBC ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, who joined Bill Ritter last August to hype the just-renamed Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race, is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his potential use of performance-enhancing drugs. And now, the journalist who's likely closer to Armstrong than any other belie ... More >>
A flickr photoBy now it's clear what a huge misstep gubernatorial hopeful Dan Maes took in declaring Denver's Bike Sharing part of a global conspiracy to deprive us of our personal freedoms. For it's part, the program is just grateful for the publicity. "It's shedding Dan Maes in an unfortuna ... More >>
The Capitol steps have been busy places lately, playing host to everything from announcements about breathable plutonium at Rocky Flats and a new Bill Ritter and Lance Armstrong-touted pro bike race to the celebration of yesterday's Prop 8 ruling. But at 3 p.m. on Sunday, a group will mark tw ... More >>
Lance Armstrong and Bill Ritter.There's nothing lamer than a lame duck -- which explains why Governor Bill Ritter tends to get so little attention these days. Today, though, he reminded folks he still exists by hanging with bicycling icon Lance Armstrong during the announcement of the Quiznos ... More >>
A Flickr photo"What's the Tour de France?" asked the guy who picked up the phone at the Celtic Tavern. "I don't know what that is, but I'm sure if you come in and ask, we'll turn it on," said a young woman who answered the phone at Big Game. Cycling enthusiasts are likely already aware of ... More >>
Floyd Landis says Lance Armstrong had help living strong.One of the most persistent rumors in cycling involves seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs -- the kind he didn't use to get his Colorado girlfriend pregnant despite his previous c ... More >>
Beware a fusillade of spongy, padded death.CU-Boulder has banned Nerf guns being used in an on-campus game called Humans vs. Zombies, ostensibly because cops seeing the handle of the weapon protruding from pants or pockets might think a student was packing a real weapon as opposed to one prim ... More >>
Lance Armstrong at rest.Mason Tvert is brilliant at making any subject about marijuana -- but he's really outdone himself this time. In his latest media jeremiad, the head of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation) goes after bicycle racer Lance Armstrong for becoming the new spoke ... More >>
The perfect city to get hammered and sign a commercial lease while having protected sex with a very family-friendly (yet manly!) hiker from Colorado Springs. Or something like that.Colorado is a great state for doing business. Did you know that? It's true. CNBC told me so, in its latest busin ... More >>
The Lance Armstrong mystique runs deep. Here's a guy who's conquered testicular cancer and won the Tour de France a jaw-dropping seven times, against all odds, and who now says he's coming out of retirement to try for win number eight. Plus, as far as the local angle goes, he's become a Coloradan ... More >>
Once upon a time, Anna Hansen was your average blond, pretty, sorta-outdoorsy Colorado girl working as a waitress at Rio Grande in Boulder while attending CU. Four years later, after living abroad for a spell, she gets a job with a non-profit in Vail, takes up competitive mountain biking, starts da ... More >>
Is there anything Lance Armstrong can't do? Not only has the 37-year-old cyclist won the Tour de France a gazillion times, but now CNN is reporting that his steady girlfriend, Anna Hansen, is pregnant without the involvement of medical fertility procedures. Quite a feat for the testicular cancer s ... More >>
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