Round-table: Lance Armstrong – not guilty or not proven?

After a criminal investigation lasting nearly two years, US federal authorities confirmed on Friday night that they would not be pursuing charges relating to “allegations of federal criminal conduct by members and associates of a professional bicycle racing team owned in part by Lance Armstrong”.

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Tour of Qatar preview

In its desire to expand both its geographical and commercial boundaries in recent years, cycling has never been afraid to break new ground. As virgin territories go, they don’t come any richer than Qatar, the country with both the highest GDP per capita and the highest economic growth rate of any nation on Earth. Although the Tour of Qatar does not hold WorldTour status, it will nonetheless welcome many of the pro peloton’s biggest stars to its 11th edition, with a particular emphasis on elite sprinters.
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