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Hands up, or better yet sling a diaper and raise a glass (of milk) to Colorado resident Sari Anderson. This HoneyStinger/Trek rider recently raced the 24 hrs of Moab National Championship with Max Taam. The pair bagged the win…

Photo courtesy of Flickr. Focus Designs has unveiled the 2.0 version of their Self-Balancing Unicycle (SBU), Wired reports. Meanwhile, Segway users the world over rejoice at no longer being the least awesome travelers on the block. Essentially a one-wheeled Segway,…

Race Across The Sky 2010 from Citizen Pictures on Vimeo. Yes, Lance Armstrong dropped out of this year's race before it started. Still, the 2010 Leadville 100 MTB Race featured a slew of great competitors: Levi Leipheimer, Dave Wiens, Rebecca Rusch, and…

Ryan Sutter is best known as the guy who married Trista Rehn after courting The Bachelorette on the first season of ABC’s hit reality show. …

Last July, when I rode over four-hundred-and-fifty miles across the state of Iowa with one badass, my dad, Larry Erb, I hurt my knee on the sixth day. The sixth day. Twenty miles outside of Manchester, shooting pain started rippling through my knee with each pedal…

  The 2011 Amgen Tour of California route was announced this morning, with seven communities hosting a stage start or finish for the first time, roadcycling.com reports.  The sixth annual race will cover more than 800 miles in eight days, beginning…

Photo courtesy of Flickr. A urine sample taken from three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador shows unusually high levels of plastic residue that may have come from plastic bags used in transfusions, CBC News reports. Last week, Contador…

Freeride mountain biking competition, Red Bull Rampage, took place in Utah just outside of Zion National Park on Oct. 1-3. For three days, mountain biking's top tricksters flew down a sandstone ridge, carefully picking whatever line they pleased between a start gate and…

There's a determined man chasing Lance Armstrong, and he has a harpoon: Jeff Novitzky, a brilliant and relentless federal agent who's out to prove that bike racing's greatest champion cheated and lied.

Courtesy of murphy-R on Flickr. On the last rest day of July's Tour de France, Alberto Contador tested positive for small quantities of a banned substance, the New York Times reports. Although the 27-year-old Spaniard insists that…

If you want fresh news from the mountain bike races, where do you go? Mountain biker Shanon Bofeli hopes you'll chose MTBracenews.com, a website he created with photo galleries, featured articles and interviews…

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Alternative, ecologically-friendly transportation is getting a lot of lip service this days, but we rarely see these ideas come to fruition. Next in the line of dreamers? The Shweeb transportation system, a pedal-powered recumbent bicycle capsule that hangs from a…

Ultracyclist Jure Robic died on Friday after being struck by a car while he was cycling on a forest road near his home in Jesenice, Slovenia. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene, but Robic could not be revived,…

Most people know me as the woman who has won three consecutive World Ironman Championships, and maybe for breaking the world record twice. But there was a time, pre-triathlon, when I lived and worked in the Himalayan paradise that is Nepal, which helped shape me into the person…

Photo from TimothyJ on flickr Ben King pulled off an amazing win at the USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship on Sunday, becoming the first person under the age of 23 to win the event, all while holding…

Saturday, September 11 was one of the most painful days of my life. On that day, I competed in the Tahoe Sierra 100, a 100-mile endurance mountain bike race in the wilderness northwest of Lake Tahoe. Suffering with me were my husband and our…

Photo courtesy of Flickr Currently the points leader in the Tour of Spain, Mark Cavendish won today's 18th stage of the Tour, his third stage victory in the race, the BBC reports. The day came down to a…

The head of France's anti-doping agency said he would do anything to help Jeff Novitzky's federal investigation of Lance Armstrong, the AP reports. Pierre Bordry said that if Novitzky asked, Bordry would give the Food…

Time to give it up for Allison Mann. This girl has had a big year. Along with going Pro early last year, earning well deserved podium spots at the Bonelli Triple Crown, Fontana and Mellow Johnny's Pro XCT, and US Mountain…

During aggro gravity sports like downhilll mountain biking and skiing, keeping your focus is important. Sometimes that focus can overtake your consideration for others on the hill. I can't lie. I've had problems straight-lining past yardsales on my skis and bouncing by pulledover mountain bikers—only realizing later I should have…

Two-time Tour de France runner-up, Andy Schleck, was sent home from the Tour of Spain for breaking team rules, the BBC reports.

[Courtesy of Flickr] If you're reading this, you like bikes and, ostensibly, the notion of riding them every day. Cool. This is just an inaugural post (whoopty-doo!), but before we get started, there's a caveat: I'm the guy around here who…

The outdoor sports world seems filled lately with so many ultrafill-in-the-blank races that my normal, hours of activity a day, schedule is makingme feel lazy. And itlooks like yet another grueling mountain bike endurance race will be croppingup on the radar. Pierre’sHole, a 50/100 mile race held…

I ended up getting out of the office for a few days to get a taste of Canadian singletrack at the TransRockies…

Courtesy of Ramón Peco on Flickr. When the 75th Vuelta a España begins on August 28, it will be one marked by absence. Alberto Contador, the 2008 winner of the Vuelta and 2010 Tour de France winner, and Alejandro Valverde,…

TypePad has a feature where it remembers titles of posts much like your address operates. So I typed in Pro Specialized rider…

  The Colorado Trail Race is not…

There's been a recent spate of cyclists changing teams, the Telegraph reports. Most notably Carlos Sastre, the Spanish rider who won the 2008 Tour de France, has left Cervelo for Geox for next season. Italian rider Riccardo Ricco has left Ceramica Flaminia after signing a…

Courtesy of Arlyn Asch on Flickr. Levi Leipheimer finished first at Leadville Trail 100 on Saturday with a new record time of six hours, 16 minutes, 37 seconds, the Associated Press reports. The Team Radio…

  I talked to Adam Craig after the final stage of the TR3 ended in Etherington, Alberta. The TR3 is a three-day stage race that shares the same course as the full-blown TransRockies up…

Alan Bate, an English endurance cyclist, set a new world record for circumnavigation of the globe last week, reports The Adventure Blog. The 45-year-old covered 18,001.1 miles (28970 kilometers) in 114 days returning to his starting…

Courtesy of Arlyn Asch on Flickr. Mark Higgins, a spokesman for the cyclist, announced this morning that Armstrong will not be competing in this year's Leadville Trail 100, ESPN reports. According to Higgins, Armstrong will…

Is it ever too late to become an elite athlete? Sure. But Leander, Texas, native Liz Hatch, 30, has extended the admissions deadline. She got her first bike at age 24—an escape, she says, from a troubled relationship and the cigarettes-and-cocktails lifestyle of Miami, where she was living. Six years later, she's a key domestique on the Belgian powerho

Courtesy of kla4067 on Flickr. This morning Lance Armstrong joined Colorado Governor Bill Ritter at the state capital to announce that the inaugural Quiznos Pro Challenge will take place next August, the Associated Press reports.

Erik Weihenmayer is best known as the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2001. Since then, the 41-year old has climbed the Seven Summits, carried the Olympic torch, graced the…

 The Colorado Trail race is happening right now and thanks to Tucson resident, Scott Morris, we can all become blue-dot junkies. Scott is the owner of Topofusion and Trackleaders. His GPS software lets you know where you're going, and where you've been, showing your progress on a map…

If you can't beat him, sign him. Team Saxo Bank directer Bjarne Riis announced today that he has signed Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to a two-year deal. Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck, of course, finished second to Contador in both the 2009 and 2010 Tours…

It’s been over a month since I’ve been under the tutelage ofpro downhill bike racers. Still,not a day of riding has passed without me crashing and flying through dirt athigh speed. I have put every piece of armor to use, and I was evendeveloping perma-cramps from braking…

Lance Armstrong's lawyers say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is cutting deals with cyclists, like reducing bans from competition, if they testify or provide evidence that Armstrong doped, the AP reports.  The…

We all know Floyd Landis is a liar. But is he telling the truth this time?

No. 1WEEK ONE IS ALL ABOUT GREENDuring the Tour’s flatter stages (1–7), the race’s sprinters—including last year’s sprint champion, Thor Hushovd of Norway, perennial favorite Mark Cavendish of Britain, and U.S. upstart Tyler Farrar—will battle for a big lead in the green-jersey competition. Racers earn points toward the…

Three-time Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, decided to leave the team that saw him through two of his Tour wins, roadcycling.com reports. To add insult to injury, Team Astana…

The bike trail stretching out in front of us looks innocentenough; just smooth dirt flanked by wildflowers in hues of purple, red, andyellow, bobbing in the breeze.  ButI know better.  I’ve been down thistrail before. I’m standing at the top of Lithium, a downhill specifictrail off Teton…

There's been a lot of talk in the mountain biking about MC SpandX's new video, Get Dirty. His last video, Performance, got viral in a nasty way as soon as it was released. So this time, I thought I'd…

Alberto Contador won the 2010 Tour de France on Sunday and stepped up on the podium to claim his prize. For more videos, including a look back at this year’s race, check out Versus. –Joe Spring…

Alberto won his third Tour de France on Sunday as the race concluded with the traditional run-in to Paris. In a surprise to no one, Mark Cavendish won on the Champs Elysees for the second year in a row—the first rider to do so—giving him five stage wins this year…

What was supposed to be a coronation run for Alberto Contador in Stage 19 turned into the fight of his Tour de France career. Andy Schleck, widely expected to lose minutes to Contador in today’s 32-mile time trial, turned in one of the best TT rides of his career today.

On Tuesday morning, British Olympian James Cracknell was hit by a truck in Arizona during his attempt to bike, swim, run and row across America, the…

Mark Cavendish was the winner in a day that featured the sprinters of the Tour de France. Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck took it relatively easy today, saving up for tomorrow's big push.

With the Tour de France out of the mountains for good this year, the focus returned to the sprinters today, and HTC-Columbia’s Mark Cavendish left no doubt about who is the fastest finisher in the race. It was Cavendish first, air second in Stage 18, as the British speedster completely…

One million cyclists crowded a 37-mile stretch of the world's most famous highway last Sunday, the Huffington Post reports. The Autobahn, known to car enthusiasts as the highway with no speed limit (there is an 80mph suggested…

Andy Schleck took Stage 17, and he did it riding closely with Alberto Contador. The two are good friends, as Contador says on his Twitter page, and the respect between them was visible today. Contador could have sprinted at…

Thursday’s action in Stave 17 of the Tour de France left no doubt who the top two men are in this year’s race. Unfortunately for stage winner Andy Schleck, the results made it just as clear who will ride into Paris in yellow—Alberto Contador. As expected, Schleck, who trails Contador…

Lance Armstrong attacked in Stage 16, trying to win for the day, but it didn't happen. He wound up finishing sixth, and Pierrick Fedrigo took the victory. Alberto Contador held on to the yellow jersey, at eight seconds ahead…

*Or at least look like one… Coming off a slew of big mountain skiing injuries, I needed to find a way to train in summer and to reinject some athletic purpose in my life. So, I decided to try some downhill mountain biking…

Lance Armstrong gave his fans a show today. The American veteran was part of a high-powered break that got away from the peloton about two miles into today’s 124-mile climbing stage and, eventually reduced to just eight men, stayed away until the finish. A stage win wasn’t in the cards…

Andy Schleck lost the yellow jersey by eight or nine seconds to Alberto Contador in Stage 15 of the Tour de France. Contador took advantage of a mechanical failure that Schleck had with…

The Tour’s first day in the Pyrenees delivered the expected fireworks on Sunday. Frenchman Christophe Riblon, of French team AG2R, gave the host country something to celebrate as the last survivor of the day's main breakaway soloed to the biggest victory of his life. He won by 54 seconds over…

Versus has put together a video history about the biggest climbs in this year's Tour. It provides a solid reference for the challenges to come. Today, Frenchman Christophe Riblon gave the host country something to celebrate as he won…

The “New York Daily News” is reporting today that  three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has been subpoenaed to testify and provide materials in the federal investigation into alleged doping practices by and within the pro cycling teams of Lance Armstrong. According to the paper, “Among…

Alexander Vinokourov’s return to the Tour de France is complete. The controversial Astana rider, competing in his first Tour since being kicked out of the 2007 edition and serving a two-year suspension for blood doping, soloed to victory in Stage 13 on Saturday. “Vino” attacked on a punchy 1.2-mile…

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador went head to head again in Stage 12 of the Tour de France. Schleck wasn't expecting Contador to attack, so he lost a bit of time but was…

Alberto Contador may have finished second in Stage 12, but the Astana captain was the clear winner at the Tour today. Contador lost a two-man sprint to fellow Spaniard Juaquin Rodriguez but gained 10 seconds over yellow-jersey Andy Schleck and even more time over podium hopefuls like Denis Menchov, Levi…

Mark Cavendish took Stage 11 of the Tour de France as teammate Mark Renshaw was kicked out of the race for headbutting Julian Dean repeatedly. Italy's Alessandro Petacchi took over the green jersey and Andy Schleck kept the overall…

Watch the best of the action in Le Tour's Stage 11 in the video above, and check out the day's winner, British sprinter Mark Cavendish, below. For more videos, go to Versus.com, and for analysis, go to…

Sérgio Paulinho has won Stage 10 of the Tour de France. His victory lightened the load for Team RadioShack, whose leader, Lance Armstrong, is no longer in the running to win his eighth…

Here's an update on Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France so far. He knows his eighth Tour victory won't happen this year, but he's still motivated to help Team RadioShack win.

RadioShack’s Portuguese climber Segio Paulinho won Stage 10 of the Tour de France on Wednesday, claiming a two-man sprint over Caisse d’Epargne rider Vasili Kiryienka of Belarus. The two were part of a six-man break that dominated the day’s action as the peloton took things easy on a sweltering,…

When I was 40, I had a heart attack. It came by surprise. I had been, and still am, a dedicated athlete. Luckily, I survived, and, in 2008, I founded MI:Aware–MI stands for “myocardial infarction”–to educate people about the risk of heart attack,…

Frenchman Sandy Casar won Stage 9 of the Tour de France, while Andy Schleck took the yellow jersey. Alberto Contador pushed to take second overall. For more videos, go to…

Andy Schleck dons his first ever yellow jersey after Stage 9. He got it by out riding Alberto Contador in the final three to four kilometers, going uphill. For more Tour de…

The Tour de France turned into a two-way battle as Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck distanced every other contender on the slopes of the Col de la Madeleine to seize control of the race on Tuesday. Frenchman Sandy Casar won Stage 9, a 127-mile run through the Alps. Schleck and…

Watch recaps of the weekend action in the Tour de France, with highlights of Stage 7, above, and the sprint to the finish of Stage 8, below. Cadel Evans has the current overall lead, with the yellow jersey. For more Tour de…

Lance Armstrong’s worst day ever in a Tour de France saw his hopes of a podium finish, let alone overall victory, die on the steep roads of the French Alps in Stage 8. Armstrong lost more than 11 minutes to stage winner Andy Schleck and several other pre-race favorites, as…

Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel of Team Quick Step won Saturday’s Stage 7 of the Tour de France. The victory moved him back into the yellow jersey he wore for one day earlier this week after his win in Stage 2. As expected, today’s moderately mountainous route didn’t have much of…

Mark Cavendish won a second day in a row, taking the victory in Stage 6. And Fabian Cancellara still hasn't let go of the yellow jersey. To see more videos of the Tour, go to Versus.com, and check…

Here are some key moves that Team RadioShack uses to build and maintain strength off the bike. For more Tour de France videos, go to Versus.com, and check out…

British sprinter Mark Cavendish made it two in a row today as he claimed Stage 6 of the Tour de France to go with his big win yesterday. American Tyler Farrar, riding with a broken wrist, finished second after a textbook leadout from his Garmin-Transitions teammates, with double-stage-winner Alessaandro Petacchi…