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...Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday.For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride...
Mountain biker headed for epic Africa race

BEND, Ore. - It has been called the Tour de France of mountain bike stage races. The eight-day Cape Epic in South Africa spans nearly 500 miles and includes 50,000 feet of elevation...
A year of shamelessness diplomacy in comparison.It was the year Lance Armstrong confessed to cheating in every single one of his Tour de France victories, after attempting for years to destroy anyone who had blown the whistle on his doping. He did the obligatory...
I'll take the Lycra

...friends organize a ride on roads or trails, I'm fit enough to tag along, but I realize that a solo breakaway in the Tour de France is out of my league. Over the past couple of years, I've been able to dedicate a weekend morning to a 50-plus...
Powered pedaling

...combination of power from the Copenhagen Wheel and the cyclist's energy can make an average biker move "almost like a Tour-de-France-level athlete in your daily commute," said Biderman, who founded Cambridge, Mass.-based Superpedestrian...

...released a massive report last week detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.Violent crimes up by 18 percent, but experts don't see reversal of long...

GENEVA - Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has urged the leaders of cycling's...letter came after the UCI stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life on Monday for his involvement...

...and then admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs during an extraordinary cycling career that included seven Tour de France victories.Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours...
Sports Briefs

...their opinion on that quite strong,'' he said. ''What the public have to understand is that F1 is a bit like the Tour de France, where there is a team leader and all the other guys are there to help him.'' About the protests of those who bet...
It's all about the bike

...numbers there, I started thinking I could hang with those Tour de France guys, at least for an hour or so. Then someone pointed...counts, it's the power-to-weight ratio. And those Tour de France guys average 150 pounds. The last time I weighed in at...


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