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Alejandro Valverde of Spain wins 6th Vuelta stage

LA ZUBIA, Spain (AP) Alejandro Valverde of Spain surged forward to win the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta and take the overall lead on Thursday. The 31-year-old Movistar rider climbed to the finish line in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 27 seconds, just ahead of Christopher Froome of Britain and Spain's Alberto Contador, who both finished in the same time. Valverde takes the overall...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bouhanni wins 2nd stage of Vuelta, Valverde leads

SAN FERNANDO, Spain (AP) Nacer Bouhanni of France sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Alejandro Valverde claimed the red leader's jersey after a ride that didn't produce any changes among the race favorites. In a Vuelta designed to favor climbers, the flat finish was one of the few chances for the sprinters to shine after the peloton...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years. The money will launch the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at a new...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador Crashes Out Of 2014 Tour De France In Stage 10

One of the favorites in the 2014 Tour de France will no longer have a chance to win. Two-time champion Alberto Contador crashed in stage 10 at Col de Platzerwasel and was forced to accept defeat after breaking his leg. The Spaniard fell off his bike on a descent with about 40 miles to go during the 100-mile stage. Stage 10 is well-known for its difficult downhills. Vincenzo Nibali...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 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

British cyclist Mark Cavendish painfully crashes at Tour de France (Video)

British cyclist Mark Cavendish took the brunt of a brutal crash during the final stretch of Saturday's Stage One of the Tour de France. Cavendish was leaning his head and left shoulder against Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans in an apparent attempt to clear some space for himself with just a few hundred yards remaining to reach the finish line. Unfortunately, the move completely...
Via Holdout Sports
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour de France 2014: 10 compelling cyclists to root for

The 2014 Tour de France gets underway in less than 24 hours. By now even the casual fans are starting to pick-up on what looks to be a Chris Froome vs. Alberto Contador showdown, whereas in the sprints it seems to be a 3-way competition between Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, and Marcel Kittel. Over the course of the next three weeks we are destined to see the favorites shine, dark...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 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

Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong 'top 30 at best' without using dope

Former cyclist Greg LeMond went on the air for an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday night and proceeded to say some damning things about former rival Lance Armstrong. Of course, damning evidence and testimony is nothing new for the maligned Armstrong, whose reputation has taken an unrecoverable hit since admitting to doping in January.  Nonetheless, LeMond'...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 21, 2013  |  16 Comments

Gallery: The 2013 Tour de France in photos

France's epic three week race in stunning photography.
Via Gunaxin Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss
VIVE LE CHAMPION

Chris Froome wins Tour de France

British cyclist Chris Froome is the winner of the 100th Tour de France, completing the race in 83 hours and 56 minutes.

Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Vos wants to ride in Tour de France

Marianne Vos has Olympic gold medals and the road race world champion's rainbow jersey in her trophy cabinet. Now she wants the chance to add a yellow jersey. Olympic road race champion Vos is among a group of cyclists, including British Olympian Emma Pooley, who have launched an online petition urging Tour de France organizers to let women participate in next year's race...
Via Fox Olympics
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
CHEEKY MOVE

Cyclist apologizes for getting handsy

Recently, cyclist Peter Sagan was caught getting a little too touchy-feely with one of the podium girls, so he decided to issue a half-hearted mea culpa on Twitter. 

Via Guyism
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT PASSING THE BUCK

Deer takes out mountain biker during race

Check out the video. A deer took out a Richmond, Va., mountain biker as he competed in a race at a state park. Cyclist Jeff Plassman was competing in the Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race at Pocahontas State Park when all of a sudden a deer jumped in front of him and knocked him off his bike.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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