Sports http://aspenpublicradio.org en Armstrong, Mercier On Cycling & Doping: What Happened, What Now http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/armstrong-mercier-cycling-doping-what-happened-what-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the cycling world gears up for the Tour de France start this coming Saturday, July </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the sport is still dusting itself off. A generation of riders were found guilty of cheating in the late nineties through mid-two thousands. One of the most well-known riders was part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong who is now stripped of his many wins and banned from the sport. Organizers and riders alike say the sport is far cleaner now. Armstrong and two other former pro cyclists took some time to look back on the choices they made, and what comes next. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:27:46 +0000 Elise Thatcher 20809 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Armstrong, Mercier On Cycling & Doping: What Happened, What Now Basalt, Carbondale Get First Taste of Pro Challenge http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-carbondale-get-first-taste-pro-challenge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The USA Pro Challenge will return to the area this August, only this time it’ll cover more ground in the Roaring Fork Valley. The race will spend the first day in Aspen and Snowmass Village. The second day, riders head down valley through Basalt and Carbondale, then cycle over an unpaved pass to Crested Butte. Like in previous years, the route has prompted debate among local officials about which roads are best. So far at least one official is in favor of the proposed itinerary.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 04:34:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 18131 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt, Carbondale Get First Taste of Pro Challenge Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-nordic-skier-noah-hoffman-competes-olympics-wrap <p>Aspen athlete and Nordic skier Noah Hoffman competed yesterday in the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The US Ski Team praised Hoffman’s performance in the taxing 50 kilometer race. Afterwards, Hoffman told NBC News he felt good about how the event went. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/court-avalanches-ski-areas-ok <p class="p1">There’s a lot of concern over avalanche danger in Colorado’s backcountry right now. That includes the Aspen area. But skiers and boarders also have to keep this in mind: avalanches can occur inside ski areas… and if they do, the resort isn’t necessarily at fault. That’s a new ruling by the Colorado Appeals Court.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:11:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14519 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspenites-react-new-lance-armstrong-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tarnished cyclist Lance Armstrong is at the center of an ongoing controversy about doping in the sport. He’s also now in the spotlight in Hollywood. The first of several anticipated movies about the iconic athlete recently showed in Aspen. In</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Armstrong Lie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award winning director Alex Gibney examines the underbelly of the the cyclist’s career. Reporter Elise Thatcher caught up with viewers after a showing at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:35:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14167 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film