Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael

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Go Big

Because every second you're not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we've handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list...

Chris Carmichael

Back to School

TECHNOLOGY HAS MEANT GREAT THINGS for the fitness industry, but that doesn't mean you can't get real results from "old school" workouts. When I coached the U.S. National Cycling Team, from 1990 to '...

Chris Carmichael

Hit the Bottle

WHEN I WAS RACING BIKES in the 1980s, we still had no idea what we were doing when it came to sports drinks for endurance. We knew we needed more than simple water to replace the calories and...

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Fad Burner

Can you hear the silence? We're in a lull between diet fads. Enjoy it while it lasts, because the next hot diet will probably appear within months, killing off the previous rage and, unfortunately,...

Armstrong Powers Through for One Last Stage Win

Over the past seven years, Lance Armstrong has won 58 percent of the time trials in the Tour de France. He's competed in 19 (including prologues) and won 11. His record for the final time trial is...

Plenty of Drama Ahead in Final Time Trial

When you're a professional cyclist, you often race over the same course several times in your career. There aren't that many roads in the mountains, so riders get very well acquainted with passes...

More than Meets the Eye

There are a few common aspects to the Tour de France every year. You know the race is going to be reasonably flat for the first week to ten days, that you'll go through the Alps and Pyrenees, and...

Armstrong Leaves Mountains with Great Legs

The day after a rest day is always unpredictable, but for Lance Armstrong it was unpredictably good. He felt really good all day today, saying after the stage that it was one of those days when it...

Reflections on Fabio Casartelli

I've been thinking a lot about Fabio Casartelli over the past few days. I didn't actually know the young man while he was alive, but his life and untimely death ten years ago during the 1995 Tour de...

Strategy Turns to Opportunity for Hincapie

It's not normal to see a six-foot, three-inch, 180-pound cyclist win the hardest mountain stage in the Tour de France. But then, George Hincapie isn't a normal cyclist. He started his career as a...

Exciting Finish Enlivens Transitional Stage

Chris Horner is making the most of his first appearance in the Tour de France. Some riders use their first Tour experience as a learning process because they are young and hoping to develop into...