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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…

Mark Cavendish takes Stage 5 of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retains the yellow jersey. Watch stage highlights in the video above, from Versus. And check out analysis from The…

The Stage 5 winner, Mark Cavendish, thanks his teammates for getting him the victory–an emotional win to overturn what had been, up to now, a “bad year.” Go to Versus.com for more videos, and check out The Spoke Word…

HTC-Columbia's British superstar sprinter Mark Cavendish got his fist win of this year's Tour de France on Thursday, covering 117 miles from Épernay to Montargis in four hours and 30 minutes. The pancake-flat route of Stage 5 saw no change to the standings as the contenders or the overall finished…

Stage 4 of the Tour de France was relatively easy compared to the cobblestone attack of yesterday. Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador stayed close to the front of the peloton. Alessandro Petacchi took…

Fabian Cancellara, who holds onto the yellow jersey after Stage 4, talks about what he likes to do when he's not in the peloton and about Frank Schleck being out of the game after a collarbone injury on the rough cobblestone streets of Stage 3. For more videos check…

For the first time in this Tour de France, we can say thatthere were no surprises today. Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi of Lampreclaimed his second win of the Tour, winning out of a bunch sprint against theworld’s fastest finishers and showing that his win in the crash-marred Stage…

The Tour of Cali rolled through our 'hood out here in So Cal a few weeks ago. I was able to catch the last day, where they did laps up the infamous Rock Store Climb. It was spectator-friendly, and the fans did come out. The race was, of…

Here's a recap of Stage 3 in the Tour de France. Thor Hushovd of Norway came in first, and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland ended up with the yellow jersey. Lance Armstrong and Alberto…

A look at what kind of wheels riders use to make it through the rough cobblestone streets in the Tour de France. For more videos check out versus.com. For race analysis check out …

Bike Press Camp Part 3 Now in its second year, Press Camp is a four-day gathering of journalists and companies from the bike industry. Mornings are filled with one-on-one informational meetings, while the afternoons are reserved for product testing. This year Press Camp was held…

An untimely flat dealt a serious blow to Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France hopes as the most anticipated day of the Tour’s first week delivered on the hype. The cobbles of Stage 3 shredded the peloton, rearranged the overall standings, and knocked one favorite out of the race…

Sylvain Chavanel, won Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Belgium today, claiming the yellow jersey in another day marked by a crash. The riders in the pack behind him refused to sprint for second place in protest of the…

Here's a profile of Mark Cavendish, who narrowly missed the green jersey in last year's Tour de France by being disqualified in a stage. The cyclist has made a name for himself as a sprinter, and he's back…

Sylvain Chavanel, a Frenchman riding for a Belgian team, won a hilly and crash-marred Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Belgium today, claiming the yellow jersey in the process. Riding on some of the same roads where he crashed badly during April’s…

Several riders went down during Stage 1 of the Tour de France today as crashes marred the race. Alessandro Petacchi won the stage and Fabian Cancellara kept the yellow jersey. For more videos check out versus.com. For race analysis check…

Fantasy cycling is here. Get in on it by checking our July issue for a look at the odds for this year's Tour de France stars, then go to…

ROTTERDAM On a day when intermittent rains turned the Tour de France Prologue course treacherously slick for all but the first dozen or so riders—out of nearly 200—Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara showed that he is still king of the time-trial by finishing the 5.5-mile course through central Rotterdam, Holland,…

Both Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador finished in the top 10 of the prologue of the Tour de France. Armstrong finished in fourth place, five seconds ahead of his rival Alberto Contador. Fabian Cancellera donned the first…

The Tour de France starts today. Check out the video above, from Versus, to see what went down last year, which directly affects the dynamics of the peloton this year. Keep checking the blog for daily video updates…

The Tour de France starts tomorrow, July 3. Watch this video, from Versus, to see who and what should be on your radar this year. Keep checking the blog for daily video updates from Versus and analysis from…

  Courtesy of paul-simpson.org on Flickr. The third stage of this year's Tour de France has riders spooked. Reuters reports that approximately 8 miles of the 133-mile stretch between Wanze and Arenberg-Porte de Hainaut are paved with…

Lance Armstrong versus Alberto Contador, a battle royale. Their rivalry started during the 2009 Tour de France, when it became clear both men were vying for the ultimate win, despite being on the…

The Tour de France is only days away. Check out the video above, from Versus, about Lance Armstrong's chances for nabbing the yellow jersey again in 2010. Watch our blog for upcoming analyses…

Swiss Cyclist Thomas Frei has been banned for doping with EPO, a banned blood booster, according to the AP. The Swiss Olympic committee said that Frei was caught in March in an out-of-competition test and admitted to doping two other times. Frei…

Lance Armstrong tweeted one hour ago that the upcoming Tour de France would be his final showing in the event, according to twitter.com/lancearmstrong. The race begins Saturday in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Cycling Union signed an agreement Tuesday allowing WADA to monitor drug testing at this year's Tour de France, the AP reports. Under the agreement, representatives from WADA will be able to observe…

Team RadioShack Director Johan Bruyneel announced the 2010 Tour de France Roster via web video this morning on the Team Radioshack…

 Floyd Landis raced the Nevada City Classic sporting an “Arrogant Bastard Ale” jersey, Twisted Spoke reports. The jersey, which featured the image of a horned devil with wings (the logo for an Escondido, CA micro-brewery), is described on the website as…

I've known Sarah Kaufmann for a few years now. A new job at Elete brought Sarah to Utah and has given her a good opportunity to succeed at both work and racing. She came in second at 24-hour nationals in Moab and just finished second at the Whiskey…

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…

He’s two years older than the Tour’s oldest champion, and facing his toughest doping allegations yet. But that’s not stopping Lance Armstrong from trying to make 38 special.

While West Point grad Pete Phipps was serving in Afghanistan, he mapped an entire U.S. cross country bike route on scraps of paper, marking each right and left turn along the way. Now, he and his friends Dan Marques and…