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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…

Lance Armstrong‘s Team RadioShack has not been invited to the Vuelta a Espana, or Tour of Spain, in September 2010. The line up comprises 22 teams, with 16 pre-selected and…

I got a chance to catch up with The Human Performance Center owned by Fred and Kele McDaniel. They are based out of Santa Fe New Mexico and specialize in functional integration. Outside Magazine featured their facility here awhile back.

Photo courtesy of Poweripics Lance Armstrong finished third in the 2010 Tour of Luxembourg, Roadcycling.com reports. The race, won by Italian Matteo Carrara, was part of Armstrong's preparations for the upcoming 2010 Tour de France.  Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de…

Third overall after two daysof the Tour of Luxembourg on Thursday, Lance Armstrong was satisfied that he is riding strongerbefore the Tour de France, according to yahoo.com. Giovanni Visconti of Italy won the first stage,…

Lance Armstrong (Photograph by Christian Witkin) Lance Armstrong will join team RadioShack in the Tour of Switzerland on June 12. It was previously unclear if Armstrong would join…

Monique “Pua” Sawicki has been a force on the endurance cycling scene, and she's now switching gears to XC. She'll throw in some 100-milers and has La Ruta in her cross hairs this year, too–just for fun. It's no easy task to race…

Filmmaker Russell Brownley–who directed Gum for My Boat: Surfing in Bagladesh, which won the people's choice award at the 5 Point Film Festival this year–has just returned…

I'm growing increasingly bummed that I won't be at the Tour of California until tomorrow. A day too late on several levels. There are a lot of stories on the ground there today, starting with Floyd Landis' doping admission and subsequent finger pointing at Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Johan Bruyneel,…

Hours after defending himself against doping allegations by anex-teammate, Lance Armstrong went to the hospital for X-rays aftercrashing during the Tour of California, states nbcsports.com. Armstrong’s longtime coach Johan Bruyneeltweeted Thursday that Armstrong was involved in a “huge” crash and “hadto abandon and is going to…

Just getting wind of a large crash at the Tour of California. Here’s what we’ve picked up from Shack coach Johan Bruyneel’s Twitter stream so far: Sorry to report there was a huge crash, with Chechu and Lance involved. Lance had to abandon and is going to the hospital for…

Lance Armstrong has a severely bruised left elbow and as 1.2-inch swollen cut under his left eye as a result of his crash earlier today in the fifth stage of the Tour of California. Armstrong had tried…

The cycling world woke up to a rude jolt this morning with the news that Floyd Landis has admitted to using EPO, testosterone, human-growth hormone, and other doping products from 2002 through to the 2006 Tour de France victory he was stripped of after testing positive for testosterone. He has…

Bike commuters are no longer an anomaly, and their right to the road is becoming a hot topic, as reported by cnn.com. Bikes sales continue to increase, Google maps recently added…

I wondered what is was like to race as a kid under the wing of rock-solid coach, racer, and mom Lynda Wallenfels. I talked to her children, Emma and Wesley, after they raced the Cholla Challenge. Hands down, they've got the best race program, pre-race nutrition, and taper…

Tyler Farrar is a rarity among American cyclists in Europe. The 25-year-old, who rides for the Garmin-Transitions team, is both a specialist in the grueling one-day cobbled classics of spring and a world-class sprinter. Aside from George Hincapie, very few Americans have ever been competitive in both…

I got a chance to catch up with Mountain 2 Mountain's founder, Shannon Galpin who recently returned from Afghanistan, where she does most of her project work. Clearly, that is no place for pansies, considering the political unrest. Unrest seems…

Lance Armstrong is now part owner of the Honey Stinger brand of energy foods, based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Armstrong befriended company co-owner Len Zanni after moving to Aspen, Colorado, in 2008. Zanni, a high-level mountain bike racer, has teamed up with Armstrong in mountain bike races in Colorado, and…

Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov, the Astana teammate of Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, just released a statement about the negative reactions to his win in yesterday's Liège-Bastone-Liège (LBL) race. Full text of his statement is below. Vinokourov is the former Tour de France contender who was kicked out of…

Progressive hub Portland, Oregon, is a kaleidoscopic smorgasbord of all things cycling. Our wheelman in New York (a certain anonymous blogger) makes a sub-rosa descent upon the fabled Velo City.

In honor of the Sea Otter Classic, which starts today and runs through April 18 in Monterey, California, I caught up with a three-time champion of the event, Ty Kady. He's traded in his moto for the self-propelled two-wheeler…

The Sea Otter Classic gets underway this week in Monterey,California. The multiday race/festival/trade-show hybrid has become anincreasingly important stage for new product announcements, falling as it doeshalfway between the bike industry’s major fall trade shows. My guess is that this year, Chicago-based…

A stomach-related illness has forced Lance Armstrong to pull out of the 2010 Circuit de la Sarthe, according to roadcycling.com  After competing Tuesday, Armstrong was unable to continue due to a flu-like intestinal infection. The cyclist tweeted  that he was “sicker…

U2 may or may not like bikes, but they certainly don't like anyone making claims about their cycling predilections. Case in point: The band threatens to sue the organizers of the 2010 Singlespeed World Mountain…

This post resulted from a press release sent in March, that claimed to be an April Fools joke. You can read the full story here, including the possible lawsuit. Besides recording, touring the world, and trying to save the planet,…

Five cyclists who say they were harassed by police during a March 2007 Critical Mass ride were paid a total of $98,000 by New York City on Tuesday, according to The New…

British pro cyclist Alan Bate took off from Bangkok, Thailand today in his attempt to circumnavigate the Earth by bike in under 100 days. A detailed route map shows if he's coming through your town, just incase you want…

Outside contributor Bike Snob NYC has revealed his identity. His name? Eben Weiss. The Wall Street Journal article reveals other details:…

The husband-and-wife duo Allison and Justin Mann made a note-worthy showing at the recent U.S. Cup Pro XCT #1 in Fontana. Allison came in fifth for XC, second in super D, and ninth in short track, while Justin came in second in Cat One.

At the Criterium International, Alberto Contador finished 15th and Lance Armstrong 47th, according to bicycling.com. With its tough time trial and climbing stage, the Criterium is…

The 2010 U.S. Open Cycling Championships have been canceled. Race organizers cited lack of funding and sponsorship as the primary reason for canceling the race. The U.S. Open began in 2007, running from Williamsburg to Richmond, Virginia. This year's…

Lance Armstrong (Team RadioShack) and AlbertoContador (Team Astana) will compete in the 2010 CriteriumInternational, their first race…

Last spring, I decided to ride my bike to an event in a distant suburb of San Francisco. So I went to the Internets, plugged in my destination and, voila, my journey was charted. Except, it wasn’t. About 15 miles into the ride, I ran into a…

I was lucky enough to race duo with Specialized's rock star, Rebecca Rusch, in Argentina's Tour de la Patagonia, a three-day stage race. This was our first race–and first ride–together. We ended up winning the open women's category and came in 23rd out of…

Lance Armstrong was interviewed by Spanish newspaper El Pais today. In the interview, Armstrong was asked whether or not he could beat Contador in this year's Tour de France,  Reuters reports. His reply?     “It doesn't look…

Lance Armstrong finished 46th in the first stage of the Tour of Murcia, reports espn.com. Robert Hunter of Garmin-Transitions won the stage, a 103-mile ride around the coastal town of…

It was his first competition in six months, but Alberto Contador has won Portugal's Tour de Algarve. The win is a big moral victory for Contador, whose Team Astana was practically non-existent after Lance Armstrong left and took…

The 25th Honda L.A. Marathon has reached 80% capacity with still over a month until the race begins, states RunnersWeb.com. “The response to our new Stadium…

Cyclist Joe Papp, a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency witness againstFloyd Landis in 2007, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute human growthhormone and another performance-enhancing drug, states the Associated Press story.

I got to catch up with three-time 24-hour solo world champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch, who is in Patagonia, Argentina for winter training. She decided to participate in the Trans Andes stage race and chose…

Freestyle mountain biker Andreu Lacondeguy has just acheived unprecedented amplitude on a 45-feet long speed jump. He got about 35 feet out and 25 feet high from his FMX ramp, which he had hauled to the small village of…

Five Americans represented the U.S. National Team at the final round ofthe UCI Track World Cup in Beijing, January 22-24, reports…

The 2011 Tour de France will begin with a flat stage in the Vendee region on the western coast, states…

Andre Greipel has clinched his second Tour Down Under, reports Bicycling News. Greipel took an early lead in the 2010 Tour, winning the first two stages, and fought off challenges by both Lance Armstrong and Team Sky. Greipel…

Andre Greipel sprinted his way to the leader's jersey in Stage One of the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under. Daily Peloton has the story. Greipel is trying to repeat his 2008 tour victory, in which he won the first stage. …

I'm in Calpe, Spain, with team Astana. We just got back from a training ride with the team (well, we rode with them for an hour then got dropped like a bunch of fat journalists). Also saw the Garmin-Transitions and Quick Step teams out on the road. Popular place for…

Currently in the Madrid airport on my way between the Saxo Bank and Astana training camps. Had a great ride yesterday with the Saxo guys (for an hour, after which they started riding like pros and we journalists all fell off the back). That's me riding next to 2009 Tour…

I was lucky enough to meet Doris Matyasovich–2003 DH Masters World Champ, 17-time Masters National XC Champ, and author of http://cgi.ebay.com/Dont-Tell-Me-I-Cant_W0QQitemZ230423536010QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Nonfiction_Book?hash=item35a650218a#ht_500wt_1041 –at the 12 Hours of Temecula. She was racing solo. You might ask why that's…

I'm at the training camp of Saxo Bank, the team of 2009 Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck, in the Canary Islands. We're about to go out for a ride this morning before the winds kick up. We'll be sitting in on a bike-fit session with Schleck this afternoon, then…