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Van Avermaet takes opening stage

As he stayed with the peloton in Tuesday's opening stage of the Tour of Utah, Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium was waiting for a place to kick his bike into another gear. Once the final three-lap sprint came around, it was all the BMC team racer needed. With crowds cheering along the final stretch, Van Avermaet beat Australian Michael Matthews to the finish line over the final...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Aussie cyclist O'Grady retires after 17th Tour

Australian rider Stuart O'Grady has announced his retirement, one day after completing a record-tying 17th Tour de France. The 39-year-old O'Grady ended a 19-year professional career after a strong performance by his Orica GreenEDGE team in this year's Tour. Teammate Simon Gerrans won the third stage and O'Grady stood on the podium when the Australian-based outfit...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance to Oprah: I used PEDs

He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn't name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his ''fate was sealed'' when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong's former teammates banned

Five of Lance Armstrong's teammates have accepted six-month doping suspensions, reduced because they provided evidence that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency make the case to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. George Hincapie, Tom Danielson, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie all would have received at least two-year sanctions had they...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong's former teammates get 6-month bans

Five of Lance Armstrong's teammates have accepted six-month doping suspensions, reduced because they provided evidence that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency make the case to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. George Hincapie, Tom Danielson, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie all would have received at least two-year sanctions had they...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The basics of USADA report on Armstrong

Here are the basics of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report detailing its performance-enhancing drug case against Lance Armstrong: --- WHO: USADA used testimony from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates as the cornerstone for a roughly 200-page report detailing systematic drug use. One of them, George Hincapie, was with Armstrong through all seven of his Tour de France...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Key witnesses in Armstrong doping case

A look at the former teammates of Lance Armstrong who were listed as key witnesses in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against the famed cyclist: --- George Hincapie: Only cyclist with Armstrong for all seven of his Tour de France victories (1999-2005) and one of Armstrong's most trusted lieutenants. His testimony detailing participating in a doping program and Armstrong...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

USADA: Teammates testified vs. Lance

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong's former teammates testified against him in its investigation of the cyclist, revealing ''the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.'' USADA will deliver its reasoned decision against Armstrong later Wednesday, a summary of the facts it used to hand him...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance: Doping exec waged 'vendetta'

Lance Armstrong accused U.S Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday of waging a ''vendetta'' against him following reports five former teammates have received reduced suspensions after admitting to doping in return for testifying against the seven-time Tour de France champion. ''So let me get this straight ... come in and tell them exactly...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

US rider on track to set Tour de France record

George Hincapie is the last American to wear the yellow jersey, and is about to become the first rider to start the Tour de France 17 times. The 39-year-old rider has played a key role in nine Tours during 19-year career, including all seven of Lance Armstrong's titles. On Saturday, when this year's race starts in Belgium, the 6-foot-3 New Yorker will try to help defending...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

A look at 2012 Tour de France contenders

A look at some of the top contenders at the 2012 Tour de France, from Saturday to July 22. --- - Cadel Evans, 35, Australia, BMC Racing Team: The defending champion and twice runner-up has every chance of repeating, backed by a strong team that includes rising American star Tejay van Garderen and veteran George Hincapie, who's starting his record-setting 17th Tour de France...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Van Garderen leads US '3rd wave' into Tour

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GREG KELLER Associated Press Eight Americans are competing in this year's Tour de France on four different teams, close to the record 10 U.S. riders that competed in last year's Tour. At 23, Montana-native Tejay van Garderen is the youngest of the contingent and the rider who exemplifies what cycling insiders describe as the ''third wave...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

A look at 2012 Tour de France contenders

A look at some of the top contenders at the 2012 Tour de France, from Saturday to July 22. - Cadel Evans, 35, Australia, BMC Racing Team: The defending champion and twice runner-up has every chance of repeating, backed by a strong team that includes rising American star Tejay van Garderen and veteran George Hincapie, who's starting his record-setting 17th Tour de France. Evans...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

4 top US cyclists opt out of Olympics

Four top U.S. cyclists -- all former teammates of Lance Armstrong -- removed their names from consideration for spots on the Olympic team. Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie asked that they be taken out of the running for places on the road cycling team for the London Games, USA Cycling announced in a brief statement Saturday. ''...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

4 US cyclists opt out of Olympic consideration

Four top U.S. cyclists - all former teammates of Lance Armstrong - removed their names from consideration for spots on the Olympic team. Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie asked that they be taken out of the running for places on the road cycling team for next month's London Games. USA Cycling announced its five-man team Friday. The...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Hincapie to retire after 2012

Five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie will retire from cycling after the 2012 season, bringing to a close one of the most successful careers by an American rider. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, announced his decision in a statement Monday. The affable, understated Hincapie was a longtime aide for Lance Armstrong during the mountain stages of the Tour...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Cyclist Hincapie to retire after 2012

The Associated Press has learned that five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie plans to retire from competitive cycling after the 2012 racing season. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, was expected to announce his decision Monday. The American rider was a longtime aide for Lance Armstrong, helping him to win each of his seven Tour de France titles. Hincapie...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Duggan is surprise winner of US road race title

Tim Duggan held off a chasing group of about a dozen riders Monday to win the USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship. Duggan broke away about 15 miles from the finish to win the four-lap, 112-mile race in a time of 4:17:40, earning him a year of wearing the stars and stripes jersey of the U.S. road race champion. Frank Pipp won the sprint for second, while Kiel Reijnen...
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May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Zabriskie wins 7th national time trial pro title

Dave Zabriskie won his seventh national time trials title and second straight at the USA Cycling Pro Championship. Zabriskie covered the 20.7 mile course in 40 minutes, 41.22 seconds on Saturday in Greenville, S.C. He beat Tejay Van Garderen's time of 40:47.90. Brent Bookwalter was third, Thomas Zirbel fourth and Nathaniel English fifth. Zabriskie rides for the Garmin-Barracuda...
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May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Sagan Doubles Up In Santa Cruz – 2012 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2

Santa Cruz, CA – Dominant on Stage 1, Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) continued his run of form in the finishing straights of Stage 2 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Despite being involved in a crash late in the stage, as well as another puncture, the 22-year-old Slovak cruised to his second win in as many days. Australians Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) and Leigh...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Passion Play – 110th Paris-Roubaix, Preview

This Sunday, April 8th, while millions of people worldwide continue their observation of Passover and rejoice in the celebration of Easter, professional cycling will once again undertake its annual descent into Hell, better known as the cobblestoned Classic, Paris-Roubaix. Defined by its traditional twenty-seven sectors of pavé, which are spread out over 257.5 kilometers of terrain...
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April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Paris-Roubaix, lunacy in tradition's name

A green jacket and a cobblestone. The beauty and the beast of trophies, alike only in the sense that both are tremendously coveted in their respective sports. The jacket, of course, will be slipped onto the shoulders of golf's new Masters champion Sunday. A few hours before that, a continent away in the dour north of France, the cobblestone will be hoisted aloft by an exhausted...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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