9/9 UPDATE #4 Fast and Furious now. Some of Ed Coyle's findings are in dispute. Was data fabricated to benefit Armstrong? Read the original article here. Any real physiologists out there care to read that and decipher for us?
9/9 UPDATE #3 Another credible source further confirms this story.
9/9 UPDATE #2 Well, whaddaya know. The article is up.
9/9 UPDATE: Vanity Fair is now saying that Armstrong himself was behind the leak. The article will go online today, but not appear in print as it is no longer an exclusive. We believe the writer is Douglas Brinkley.
Why would Armstrong sandbag Vanity Fair? Why did he ruin Brinkley's scoop?
9/8 UPDATE: VeloNews is now reporting this, but just remember where you heard it first. Hey, Deep Throat, feel free to call any time!
We got an anonymous tip today, which was somewhat corroborated by independent sources. Seems that a certain retired cyclist is planning a comeback next year. This cyclist may or may not race five races. He may or may not take performance bonuses in an effort to prove his un-dirtiness. He may or may not join a team whose name might be an anagram for 'a satan'. Has anyone else heard anything?
UPDATE: He's not racing for no bonuses, he's racing for free.
8/29 UPDATE: A former teammate confirms, Astana vehemently denies, but 2 sources within Astana promise 'big news'.
You know that old box of bike parts you've put in your closet?
Recorded inside the press room at Grenoble Velodrome, we bring you Episode #8 of the Insider from the 2011 Tour de France, our final podcast.
Recorded 1,850 metres above sea level atop the famed Alpe d'Huez, we bring you Episode #7 of the Insider podcast from the 2011 Tour de France.