Lance Armstrong issues two-word opinion on Boogerd's ban

Lance Armstrong expresses disgust via Twitter at UCI's statement on Michael Boogerd's doping ban

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong has publicly aired his dismay at the Union Cycliste Internationale's decision to give Michael Boogerd a two-year ban from cycling for doping infringements, calling it 'pure bullshit'.

Armstrong is banned for life from competing after admitting to doping throughout his career, and was stripped of the 1999-2005 Tour de France titles. He rode against Dutchman Boogerd during that period, notably placing second to him in the 1999 Amstel Gold Race.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.