Biking

Mountain Biking Up Mount Washington

Tribe of Pain

Bike racing's most hellish climb isn't L'Alpe d'Huez or Mont Ventoux; it's New Hampshire's Mount Washington

Bicycle Seats

You May Be Seated

A new test for bike saddles promises to protect you from getting numb or falling limp. Go nuts!

Tyler Hamilton in Spain

The Agony Is the Ecstasy

Hideous crashes? Shattered bones? Tyler Hamilton smiles through it all—which is just what he needs to beat you-know-who.

Victor Hug Pena in Columbia

Mountain Grown

Victor Hugo Peña grinds for U.S. Postal and Lance, but make no mistake: Ultimately he pedals for the pride of his country, the violent and tumultuous Andean nation of Colombia...

They're Dancing on the Pedals

Holy bitumen! It's Phil and Paul, the excitable Brits who give le Tour its champagne gush.

Lance Armstrong in LA

Six-Shooter

Lance's 2003 Tour victory was almost a loss–in his own words, he "dodged a bullet." This year the Tourminator is plenty fit, a little less furious, and hungrier than ever. A revealing interview...

Road Rules

Don't know a peloton from an echelon? Relax-the Tour is complicated. Here's a fast and light summary of how cycling's greatest race is run.

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