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Lance Armstrong fails in 'Beer Mile' race

Lance Armstrong's body didn't react as well to alcohol. Credit: PA

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong was no stranger to pumping performance enhancing drugs into his body, but alcohol certainly wasn't one of them.

The disgraced American accepted an invitation to participate in a qualifying race for the Beer Mile World Championships taking place in Austin, Texas, next month.

Runners are expected to down four beers during the race, with a 400 meter run between each one, but Armstrong felt unable to continue after his first beer.

"One and done," he told Runner's World after refusing to continue. "That was not what I expected."

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Armstrong and Sunday Times agree settlement

The Sunday Times was forced to settle a claim with Lance Armstrong in 2006 and agreed to pay him £300,000, the newspaper reported (£).

Armstrong has reached a confidential settlement with the paper. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

But after his sensational confession the paper launched a High Court bid to return the money, plus £720,000 in costs, and have now reached a confidential settlement, the newspaper said today.

It said Walsh and English had "reached a mutually acceptable final resolution to all claims against Lance Armstrong related to the 2012 High Court proceedings and are entirely happy with the agreed settlement, the terms of the which remain confidential.

Armstrong settles with S Times after £1m libel claim

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached an agreed settlement with The Sunday Times, which had accused him of deceit and sued him for more than £1 million, the newspaper (£) is reporting.

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year Credit: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/Press Association

In 2004, Armstrong had sued the newspaper for libel after it published an article suggesting he might have used performance-enhancing substances.

He then sought damages from the newspaper's chief sports writer David Walsh and Alan English, who was deputy sports editor.

Tour leader Froome frustrated over doping questions

Tour de France leader Chris Froome admitted his frustration over questions about doping a day after his impressive stage win.

Chris Froome during the Mont Ventoux stage. Credit: YUZURU SUNADA/Belga

The British cyclist won on Mont Ventoux - one of the most feared climbs in cycling - but his performance was compared to those of Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour titles for doping.

On the doping questions, Froome said: "I just think it's quite sad that we're sitting here the day after the biggest victory of my life, a historic win, talking about doping.

"My team-mates and I have been away from home for months training together and working our arses off to get here, and here I am accused of being a cheat and a liar."

He added: "Lance cheated. I'm not cheating. End of story."

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Armstrong says words were 'twisted' over doping claim

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sought to clarify recent comments made in French newspaper Le Monde about winning the Tour de France.

He was quoted as saying it would be impossible to win the famous race without doping, however he took to Twitter to say

Read: Armstrong: 'Impossible' to win Tour without doping

100th Tour De France to get underway from Corsica

The 100th Tour De France will begin today with 212km stage one from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in Corsica.

Last year's runner-up to Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, will lead Team Sky and is favourite to become the second British winner.

Chris Froome stands next to Bradley Wiggins on the winners podium after the 2012 race Credit: PA Wire

Wiggins is unable to compete this year due to illness and injury.

Lance Armstrong doping claims 'categorically wrong'

International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid said Lance Armstrong's comments that it was "impossible" to win the Tour de France in his era without doping were "categorically wrong".

Lance Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour de France titles. Credit: Klein Bruno/ABACA

He said: "It is very sad that Lance Armstrong has decided to make this statement on the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France. However, I can tell him categorically that he is wrong. His comments do absolutely nothing to help cycling.

"The culture within cycling has changed since the Armstrong era and it is now possible to race and win clean.

"Riders and teams owners have been forthright in saying that it is possible to win clean – and I agree with them.

Cycling today has the most sophisticated anti-doping infrastructure in sport. Measures such as the introduction of the blood passport, the whereabouts system and the ‘no-needle’ policy are the backbone of our relentless fight against doping."

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