Posts Tagged: Lance Armstrong

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Victim Story, a Mix CD


All the cruelty of the past seasons washed away with the new layer of snow. I thought your streak was over. I thought we could be friends. ...more

The Giro D’Italia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Me


I have long believed that the very unpopularity of professional cycling in this country is a point in its favor—that my enthusiasm for this sport renders me more worldly, more sophisticated, more European than the average American sports fan. What, after all, could be more European than a cloyingly superior attitude toward Americans?