Tour de France

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Lance Armstrong is Done Apologizing Now

    At the beginning of the year, Lance Armstrong sat down for an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Oprah in which he tearfully copped to doping. At that point, it was little more than a formality, seeing as a mountain of evidence had already proved as much, but it was supposed to show that Armstrong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: How to Find the Secret Shows

    Fun Fun Fun Fest have released a very nice app. It's sparkly and it makes nice noises and it shows you where everything is, especially tacos (there is a whole map of local area tacos). It will cost you precisely zero dollars, and it's so hip and, dare I say it, "funky" that is has some sort of built ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    A Dallas-Based Sports Insurer is Suing Lance Armstrong for $12 Million Over Doping. For the Second Time.

    So here's what happened. Dallas-based SCA Promotions, a sports insurer, paid Lance Armstrong a $12 million bonus for winning three Tour de France titles between 2002 and 2004. Tailwind Sports, which owned the U.S. Postal Service (Armstrong's) team, gave SCA Promotions $200,000 as insurance for the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    A Confession from Lance Armstrong Will Just Speed Cycling's Downhill Slide

    We assume Lance Armstrong will confess tonight to some part of a years-long juicing conspiracy while head of the U.S. Postal Service bicycle racing team, so we can anticipate at least a few more days of intense conversation about Armstrong. But what about bicycle racing? What is its future? The tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Lance Armstrong Will Reveal His But to Oprah

    Let me tell you in advance what Lance Armstrong is going to say to Oprah today. And how do I know? Well, obviously, I do not. But it's just as obvious to me that I do. Everybody knows by now that world cycling mega-star Lance Armstrong of Austin is going to confess to Oprah Winfrey today that he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    I Hate Lance Armstrong

    Is it just me, or is there a great big hole in the Lance Armstrong story? When do we start talking about him as the one of the world's biggest dope pushers? When does Lance Armstrong's name get tied to child drug addiction? See also: Lance Armstrong Will Step Down as Chairman of Livestrong Not rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Says Lance Armstrong At Center of Largest-Ever Doping Conspiracy, Will Release Evidence Today

    The claim that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs has been endlessly recited in media exposes and confessional tell-alls from former teammates. The evidence, however, has never been put forth in any sort of formal way, as was going to happen publicly before the seven-time Tour de Franc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Lance Armstrong's Reputation Has Hit Bottom. Time For His Former Friends to Cash In.

    Lance Armstrong's decision last week to stop fighting the doping charges leveled against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wasn't an admission of guilt, though it sure seemed that way: The next day was the deadline for contesting USADA's evidence at an open hearing complete with a parade of witness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Lance Armstrong Gives Up Doping Fight, Stripped of Tour de France Titles

    It always seemed a little bit too perfect: Plano native Lance Armstrong, a very good but not quite elite cyclist battles life-threatening cancer, then returns to the sport and miraculously dominates for nearly a decade. That narrative, chipped away at for years by doping allegations, was dealt a mor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    With USC Out, Oklahoma Should Be 2004 National Champs

    Like it never happened?​When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis. When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the titl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Lance Armstrong's Comeback Was, Like Most of 'Em, An Epic Failure

    ​Got the dreaded Tweet from Lance Armstrong last night: Thanks for all the messages on retirement 2.0. And thanks for ALL the support the past 2.5 yrs. Onward! Retirement 2.0 means two things: 1. The greatest cyclist who ever lived is done riding professionally. 2. His comeback that I was so ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Lance Armstrong, I Still Believe You

    ​Floyd Landis says he doped. Greg LeMond says he doped. The entire country of France says he doped. But did Lance Armstrong ever dope? I want to believe. I need to believe. I'm desperate for just one of our sports heroes - Roger Staubach and Nolan Ryan notwithstanding - to be unique. Special. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top 10 Mayor Tom Photos of '09

    Mayor Tom Leppert isn't an easy interview to snag these days. At least, not for us here at the Observer. But that doesn't stop us from catching a glimpse of the man whenever we get the chance, and, of course, capturing snapshots along the way. Yup, we've developed quite a fondness for the unique and ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Tour De France Includes Stage At The Grape Sunday

    This year, there are two ways you could complete the Tour De France. You could ride a bicycle up and down mountains for three weeks, all the while submitting every bodily excretion to testers who will rigidly ensure you don't pop a Sudafed or two. Or you could just sit down to a three-course wine di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Impressive Individual Sports Achievements and 10 Cool Things I'd Like to See Achieved

    Even back in '05 we knew he could hit. But like this?Last night was one of those nights. In a season of 82 Mavericks' games and 162 Rangers' games, we'll remember April 15. For it was last magical night that we were treated to two - almost simultaneous - rare individual athleti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Hottest Male Athletes According to Females

    Second in a very sporadic, yet nonetheless fascinating series by Dallas Observer staff writers Merritt Martin/Megan Feldman. Ladies, as always, mi casa es su casa ... You've been waiting haven't you? We knew you wanted it, but c'mon, we had to make you yearn. It was a tease, all in good fun ... and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    The Return of Lance Legstrong!

    Wow! Dust off your Livestrong bracelets and prepare to make molehills out of mountains. Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France champ and Plano East High School alum, is baaaack. -- Richie Whitt

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Going For The Goal

    Dr. Jeffrey Spencer signs and motivates

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Soft Core

    The revenge of the nerds is bitter

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Livin' Too Strong?

    Earlier this year, Lance Armstrong and a local promotions company went to war over millions. The result: more doping allegations and a bunch of cash. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times contained a 4,359-word story that can best be summed up this way: Some bicycle racers say Lance Armstrong used performa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005
  • Film

    January 29, 2004


    Funky and grotesque, The Triplets of Belleville will animate your world

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Lancing Plano

    Plus: Wish You Were Here; Clues for Camp

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • News

    August 19, 1999


    Dixie Chicks cover up, Bill Rojas' not-so-humble beginning, Dallas Mavs slide shows!

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more