"I am going to recount one of the aspects of my past career that few know about or understand, but about which I am most proud. I am going to talk about the abuse of drugs in the sport of cycling and my experiences and then I am going to talk about changes in the sport and look ahead at one overlooked but absolutely vital aspect." —Nicole Cooke's retirement speech is the mic drop of the year. Thanks, commenters!
Among my emails Wednesday morning, out of the blue, was one from Lance Armstrong.
Riles, I'm sorry. All I can say for now but also the most heartfelt thing too. Two very important words.
And my first thought was … "Two words? That's it?"
Two words? For 14 years of defending a man? And in the end, being made to look like a chump?
Wrote it, said it, tweeted it: "He's clean." Put it in columns, said it on radio, said it [...]
Well, the Tour de France is over for another year, and a few questions remain:
1. Oh, my God, do any of them ever say "I am not cycling up another hill, I am pulling into a cafe and drinking a beer and then going home, masturbating repeatedly (if I still have any feeling in my genitals), and sleeping in"?
2. Is it, like, the same yellow jersey? Because it's always called "the" yellow jersey, like you peel it off, wring it out, and hand it over to the next guy to have the best overall time to that point? And then there's the green jersey.
3. Have you read [...]