Bill Gifford

Bill Gifford

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

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The Discovery Channel Goes Postal

U.S. Postal redefined how a Tour de France team should be built. But with new riders, new sponsorship, and new demands within the sport, can Lance and his teammates live up to their pedigree and grab...

Bill Gifford
Jul 1, 2005

Hit Squads

Aside from T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich and CSC's Ivan Basso, few of the riders on the 22 teams lining up for the Tour de France have a legitimate shot at winning the whole thing. But there is still the...

Bill Gifford
Jul 1, 2005

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 Victor Hugo Pe...

Bill Gifford
Jul 1, 2004

Gate Crasher

Bode Miller has everything you could want in a World Cup ski racer. He's fast, fearless, and frequently out of control. He can drink like a sailor and swear like a snowboarder, and he's got the...

Bill Gifford
Jan 1, 2004

Is This Any Way to Make a Living?

With $100,000 for the winners, the world's most relentless teams, and a 138,000-vertical-foot Rocky Mountain course, the Subaru Primal Quest seemed poised to give big-time adventure racing a smashing...

Bill Gifford
Jan 1, 2003

Racing for the Hell of It

Nothing comes easy for the riders of the TOUR DU FASO, West Africa's tortuous answer to the Tour de France. Their bikes are beaters, the heat is infernal, la dysenterie is inevitable, and every...

Bill Gifford
Jan 7, 2002