Lance Armstrong, 2007
As reported in Wednesday's issue of The Gazette
, the Colorado Classic cycling race, featured in this week's List
, has “cut ties” with controversial cycling star Lance Armstrong, whose long-term doping scandal made international headlines.
It was announced last week that Armstrong would be attending (though obviously not participating in) the Colorado Classic cycling race, recording his podcast from each stop along the route. However, due to his ongoing struggles with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and his ban from involvement in sanctioned races, he cannot be officially tied to the race.
Armstrong will still record his podcast during Velorama, the three-day music and bike festival associated with the Colorado Classic, which will be held in Denver’s RiNo Arts District all weekend, but the race will no longer pay production and traveling expenses, and he will not receive race updates in real time.
The Inaugural Colorado Classic cycling race, which has attracted international racers, begins Aug. 10 in Downtown Colorado Springs, and continues onto Breckenridge and Denver this weekend. See the website
for further details.