Road Biking

A Jug of Wine (More Jugs of Wine) et Moi

THE MONTANAN HAS LOST HIS WAY. This is not to say I'm lost. I know exactly where I am—sort of. Gasping for air, I'm crouched beside my bicycle after pedaling up a country lane to the crest...

Rockin’ Roller

Mountain-bike training on a stationary bike is like prepping for a rodeo on a merry-go-round: The thrill is gone, and you're just spinning. Enter the Trixter X-Bike: Hinged handlebars rock from...

They're Dancing on the Pedals

BASTILLE DAY in the French Alps: Alexandre Vinokourov is screaming down the Côte de la Rochette, on his way to winning Stage 9 in the 2003 Tour de France. Fifteen seconds behind him on the...

Mountain Grown

THAT FIRST NIGHT in yellow, Victor Hugo Peña could barely sleep. He was alone in a single room, for once, with the phone turned off to keep the media at bay. The president of Colombia,...

Backstage Tour

Once and for all, why do pro cyclists shave their legs? Despite what your silky-smooth cycling pals might tell you, there's no evidence that shaving enhances aerodynamics—at least any...

Tour de France 2004

A guy named Lance has a date with history at the 91st Tour. Will Armstrong win his sixth in a row and triumph as the greatest cyclist of all time? Dive into our jam-packed Tour guide and find...

Road Rules

So who wins? The leader in the general classification, a running count of each rider's cumulative time over the race's 21 individual legs. ...

The Agony Is the Ecstasy

TYLER HAMILTON, WHO IS by some accounts both the toughest and nicest cyclist on the planet, has a certain look he gives whenever he tells one of his stories. It is subtle, but since Hamilton, 33...

Six-Shooter

SIX IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER. Across a century of Tour de France history, only four riders other than Lance Armstrong have managed to stand atop the podium five times. For whatever reason&mdash...

Chainring Circus

With Lance Armstrong shooting for a history-making sixth Tour de France victory, scores of off-and-on Tour watchers will find themselves glued to the 91st running of cycling's gnarliest race....

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