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Oct 21, 2013Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell say that champion cyclist Lance Armstrong was at the center of "the greatest sports conspiracy ever." Their book chronicles everything from group blood transfusions on the team bus to extensive efforts to silence and intimidate those who might expose the abuse.
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Apr 1, 2008 — Conventional sports history has it that boxer Jack Johnson was the first, great African-American athlete. But that distinction might go to Marshall Walter Taylor — better known as "Major" Taylor, an international cycling champion. NPR's Tony Cox talks with cycling enthusiast Todd Balf, author of a new book about Taylor's life.
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Jul 11, 2007 — At this time last year, cyclist Floyd Landis was on his way to winning the Tour de France. Today, he continues to fight doping charges and defend his reputation. Landis discusses his new book, Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France.
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Jun 20, 2007 — Champion bike racer Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs to win his record seven consecutive Tour de France victories, according to a new book. David Walsh, a sports journalist and author of From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France, talks with Steve Inskeep.
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Jan 22, 2006 — Bill Hancock found peace while bicycling across the country, after the untimely death of his son. Hancock, a NCAA sports official, chronicles the journey in Riding with the Blue Moth.
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Aug 24, 2005 — The French newspaper l'Equipe has reported it has definitive evidence of illegal substance use by cyclist Lance Armstrong during the 1999 Tour de France. Talk of the Nation looks at the latest in a long line of drug allegations that Armstrong has steadfastly denied.
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Jun 30, 2005 — Alex Chadwick speaks with Daniel Coyle, author of Lance Armstrong's War, an account of Armstrong's ride to victory in the 2004 Tour de France. Armstrong battled back from testicular cancer to win a record six consecutive yellow jerseys in the biking world's most prestigious race, and this weekend will pedal for a seventh consecutive title. Armstrong has vowed that this Tour de France will be his last.
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