Bill Gifford

Bill Gifford

Bill Gifford is the author of Ledyard: In Search of the First American Explorer. 


Op-Ed: Did Armstrong Just Crush the U.S. Government?

Once again, Lance Armstrong has worn out everyone else. But this time, instead of his Tour de France rivals—who he and his jacked-up teammates ground down relentlessly—or his many real and perceived...

Bill Gifford
Apr 20, 2018

Bike Racing Depends on Peter Sagan

Clever, goofy, charismatic, and fast, two-time world champion Peter Sagan may never win the Tour de France (he’s not a climber), but he just might be the star who saves bike racing.

Bill Gifford
Jul 3, 2017

The Silencing of Tim Noakes

A thin, gray merino V-neck, it’s clearly been well loved over the years, leaving it stretched and pilling. Nothing wrong with that. We’ve all got favorite articles of clothing, right? But I’m...

Bill Gifford
Dec 8, 2016

Tiny Dude, Giant Wave

At five in the morning, there’s water in the streets of Nazaré. Dark and swirled with sand, it comes racing across the wide beach and into the town square, wetting the shoes of late-night revelers...

Bill Gifford
Apr 25, 2014

The Unlevel Playing Field

With the release of his new tell-all about the doping culture of professional cycling, The Secret Race, Tyler Hamilton has been blamed for cashing in on the celebrity of one-time teammate and brother...

Bill Gifford
Sep 5, 2012

Lance Armstrong: Case Closed

Tyler Hamilton’s new book, The Secret Race, makes it impossible to believe Lance’s story anymore.

Bill Gifford
Aug 31, 2012

It's Not About the Lab Rats

war against cancer, right? Not exactly, because the ­famous nonprofit donates almost ­nothing to scientific research. BILL GIFFORD looks at where the money goes and finds a mix of fine ideas,...

Bill Gifford
Jan 5, 2012

Generation Lance

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?

Bill Gifford
Jun 16, 2006

High Rollers

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

Bill Gifford
Jun 1, 2006