Those seeking a role model might baulk at the three-time Tour de France winner being included on a list of sports stars. There was his unseemly via-the-media spat with Lance Armstrong during and after the 2009 Tour and then an ethically questionable breakaway from rival Andy Schleck during the 2010 race, just after the Luxembourg […]
The world’s top road cyclist has avoided receiving a lengthy ban for doping from the Spanish federation. But Spain is likely to face increased scrutiny from anti-doping authorities, who fear the country is going too far in protecting its athletes.
The arrest of Spanish athlete Marta Domínguez and 13 others for alleged drug offences highlights a major problem for a global leader in sport.
A positive doping result has threatened to sully the image of the world’s best cyclist.