Colorado Classic shuts door on Lance Armstrong due to doping ban

Organiser of the Colorado Classic race withdraws its association with Lance Armstrong's Stages podcast

Lance Armstrong at the Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lance Armstrong will not be earning money from the new Colorado Classic stage race this week (August 10-13) after the organiser pulled its offer to host his podcast due to his lifetime doping ban.

Armstrong was due to "Bring his fresh and informed cycling perspective to the inaugural event with daily podcasts" similar to his Stages Tour de France podcast, which was downloaded five million times.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.