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Alberto Contador keeps Giro lead, Sacha Modolo wins stage 17

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) Alberto Contador maintained his grip on the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia, while Sacha Modolo won a bunch sprint at the end of the 17th stage on Wednesday for his second victory in this year's race. A superb leadout from Modolo's Lampre-Merida team saw him beat Giacomo Nizzolo by a bike length to win the 134-kilometer (83-mile) leg from Tirano to Lugano...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador shows off climbing skills on Mortirolo

APRICA, Italy (AP) Alberto Contador put on a demonstration of his climbing skills on the Mortirolo pass and extended his lead in the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday. Mikel Landa posted his second consecutive stage victory after getting clearance from the Astana team to leave behind captain Fabio Aru, who again struggled. Landa required just over 5 hours over the 174-kilometer...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diego Ulissi sprints to victory in 7th stage of Giro

FIUGGI, Italy (AP) Diego Ulissi sprinted to a surprising victory at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, while Alberto Contador remained in the overall lead after deciding to continue despite dislocating his shoulder the previous day. Ulissi was overcome with emotion, collapsing on the ground after holding off other more recognized sprinters on the slightly...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paris-Roubaix cyclists interrupted by high-speed train (Video)

Cyclists taking part in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race found themselves facing an unexpected obstacle as the main group approached a set of train tracks at the same time as a high-speed train was approaching. Several dozen cyclists were more than willing to take their lives into their own hands by ducking under the barriers (or riding around them) in order to stay with the pack, leading...
Via Holdout Sports
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour of Flanders cyclists taken down by careless drivers (Video)

Two cyclists were taken down during Sunday's Tour of Flanders in Belgium due to some careless driving by cars along the course. New Zealand's Jesse Specter's race ended prematurely after colliding with a Shimano "neutral service" car that tried to squeeze between the group of riders that Specter was a part of and the side of the road. Specter crashed to the ground, suffering a broken...
Via Holdout Sports
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars, let girlfriend take blame

Lance Armstrong and his girlfriend Anna Hansen have been caught in a lie about a driving incident in December where their vehicle hit two parked cars and left the scene. Aspen police say Armstrong’s car was identified as the one that hit two parked cars on Dec. 29 and left before police arrived to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

  If Lance Armstrong could go back in time, he’d do it all again.   Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from professional cycling in 2012 for using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, told BBC Sport that he’d use PEDs again under the same circumstances he faced. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Team USA Cyclist Dotsie Bausch Talks SpiderTech Pre-cut Sports Tape

    If you’ve been following TSB, you’re sure to have seen a few of my reviews for different types of kinesiology therapy tape.  Last week I had a chance to talk to Team USA member Dotsie Bausch, one of the most accomplished athletes in women’s cycling about her cycling career and Spider Tech pre-cut elastic sports tape.  Dotsie uses the tape to alleviate some of the aches...
Via Total Sports Blog
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flying Bikes: Watch Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv team crash out of TTT world championship

Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv Dutch team sees podium chances fall away after colliding with barrier in closing kilometres of the team time trial world championship race...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish Involved In Bad Crash At End Of Tour de France Stage 1

British cyclist Mark Cavendish dislocated his shoulder in the last hundred yards of Stage 1 of the Tour de France on Saturday through the English countryside. Cavendish, who was a favorite to take the yellow jacket in Stage 1, was forced to withdraw from the even all together after the injury. Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first-stage of […] The post Mark Cavendish Involved...
Via Diehardsport
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan accidentally struck by rider at Tour de France

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan was accidentally struck by a passing cyclist during Sunday's Stage Two of the Tour de France.The fan was standing on the edge of the road attempting to take a picture as a pack of riders passed by. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that he was standing a bit too close, and some of the cyclists were riding right along the edge of...
Via Holdout Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cyclist captures robbery on GoPro camera

Assuming this video isn’t a well-executed viral prank, it is a fantastic example of how frightening the world can be. A man was minding his business riding his mountain bike through some trails in Somerset West, South Africa recently when he was approached by a man holding a gun. The armed robber demanded that he turn […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Wiggins left 'shaking' after being knighted

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace that left last year's Tour de France and Olympic champion "shaking" and "uncomfortable." Wiggins was honored for services to cycling after winning seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour -- the sport's biggest event. The 33-year-old Wiggins says...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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