Express Train: Powered Ascent
Two decades after Greg LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's biggest bike race is our party now. The only question: How long will we stay?
Seven Straight. Ten of the Last 20. But, Hey, Who's Counting?
Tour dominance by LeMond and Armstrong has given the Euros fits for two decades. And if this group of U.S. pros is any indication, their suffering has only just begun.
Come Back, Kid
A life-threatening injury sidelines America's next great hope
Saddle Up a Tour Thoroughbred
If Floyd Landis and his Phonak teammates stumble on the road to Paris, they won't be able to blame their bikes. Built around the most advanced carbon-fiber frame on the marketthe Pro Machine SLC01, from Swiss manufacturer BMCPhonak's $8,600 ride boasts technical gadgetry, wind-cheating designs, and revolutionary materials that make it the en
Who's Got Next?
When a study this past spring revealed that the British are significantly healthier than Americans, we went looking for the wellness benefits of warm beer. But it turns out there are plenty of more wholesome buzzes in the UK.
Even when you're short on time, you can go long on adventure
The New American in Paris
From his offbeat stunts (he once drank 15 cappuccinos in one sitting) to his anything-goes demeanor (see Exhibit athe fur coaton page 4), Floyd Landis is the anti-Lance in every way but one: He'll stop at nothing in his quest to finish the Tour de France wearing the yellow jersey.
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Express Train with Chris Carmichael
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Meet the Champions Club, an elite group of bike-crazy execs who are richer than Croesus, can hammer with Lance, and are donating millions to ensure a gold-plated future for U.S. cycling