Thursday May 9
Christian Science Monitor
Could a weak Spanish doping verdict cost Madrid the Olympics?
Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at a court house in Madrid in January. Dr. Fuentes, who is at the heart of one of cycling's biggest doping scandals, was found guilty last week of endangering public health and given a one-year suspended jail sentence.
San Diego Reader
8 days. 750 miles.
You know it's not good when this is the lead sentence in Friday's New York Times cycling section: "With its systemic corruption, fractious leadership, an entrenched code of silence and some of its members recently embroiled in a high-profile drug trial, professional cycling these days often seems to resemble organized crime more than sport." The ... (more)
The Globe and Mail
Hesjedal takes back seat to Wiggins
2012 Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal, of Canada, looks on during a press conference in Naples, Italy, Thursday, May 2, 2013, two days before the start of this year's Giro.
Wiggins, doping case in spotlight as Giro starts
Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins of Britain poses for a photograph during a media opportunity ahead of the Giro d'Italia cycling race which begins in Naples, Italy on May 4, at at a hotel in Wigan, England, Monday, April 29, 2013.
Cycling - Magical Martin wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege in style
Garmin-Sharp climber Martin - fourth in La Fleche Wallonne - drew level with Rodriguez on the final rise to the finish in Ans before catching his Katusha rival out with an early sprint before the last bend.
Gallery: Liege-Bastogne-Liege teams presentation
On Saturday the Palais Provincial in Liege became the central point of the cycling world with some of the best riders in the world arriving for the teams' presentation of Liege-Bastogne-Liege . Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Joaquim Rodriguez, Ryder Hesjedal and last year's winner Maxim Iglinskiy all took part in the festivities but with less ... (more)