Tag: tour de france
What has four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington been up to since she retired from triathlon after her come from behind win at the 2011 Ironman World Championship? Chrissie and I chatted about her possible political aspirations, how she helped lobby to get female cyclists their own race at the Tour de France, her amazing four year career, the events she will be doing this summer including the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race and, of course, that classic 2011 victory that helped to cement her unbelievable legacy in the sport of triathlon.
Greg LeMond, the three-time Tour de France champion, came on with us back in 2006 for an extensive interview about his career and his views on the state of the sport of cycling. This chat came about after Floyd Landis went positive during a drug test at the Tour de France and had his title taken away.
Austin Murphy is a long-time writer for Sports Illustrated, and during his career he has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the Tour de France. He has written numerous books including The Sweet Season, The Happiness of Pursuit, and Unstoppable. During our chat we covered everything from Austin’s thoughts on cycling and Lance Armstrong to his recent Zappos.com Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon adventure dressed as Elvis for an upcoming piece in Sports Illustrated.
Last night was a special show. With Lance allegedly coming clean about being dirty, Huddle and I invited Betsy Andreu and Mark Zeigler -he came in studio- to share their opinions. Buckle your seat belts. This was a wild ride!
The last time Mark Zeigler came on The Competitors was on March 4, 2012, a few weeks after the Department of Justice case against Lance Armstrong was thrown out by Andre Birotte Junior. During our interview at that time, Mark said that when that case had been thrown out, a source sent him a four word text: It’s Not Over Yet.
Our hour long conversation with Zeigler started from that point in time and takes us through the last few months.
It took Tyler Hamilton, whose cycling life serves as the back drop for The Secret Race, a long time to come to grips with something his parents preached to him when he was a child: The truth will set you free.
It’s called The Secret Race and it reads more like a James Bond thriller than a tell-all cycling book. With code names, disguises, and secret meetings, it’s simply a great read. The author, Daniel Coyle, who also wrote Lance Armstrong’s War, came on to discuss how the book came to be.