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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…

Alberto Contador says he's moved on from his dispute with Lance Armstrong over team leadership during the Tour de France, Reuters reports. “I want to think about sport. I'm not interestedin the polemics. For me 2009 is finished. Now…

I got a chance to talk with Damion Hickman, the president of TeamVeloSport/Sho-Air in SoCal. Aside from running the team, Damion also owns his own designstudio and has several cycling clients. Check out his work at damionhickman.com. What was your first job as a designer?It was at GT…

Lance Armstrong said the RadioShack Pro Tour team is taking a  “team approach”, reports VeloNews. The nine-member team won't be focused solely on Armstrong's objectives, but will instead try to succeed as a team. Armstrong also said he feels better this December than he did at…

Five years ago, Chad Kagy broke his neck while practicing a double backflip for the Gravity Games. But that didn't stop him: ESPN has a sick video of Kagy completing a double backflip — and this time, he's doing them over a distance of…

BMX was born when some kids somewhere (commonly thought of as SoCal) started racing their modified 20’ Schwinn Stingrays and created a revolution. These kids were jamming through the dirt, heavily influenced by the motocross heroes of the '70s. As for today, well, my buddies–Mario Correa, Neil Adams, Mark Sheetz–and…

The UCI has ordered Astana to produce a formal bank guarantee in 24 hours before the team can be approved for ProTour status for the next year, VeloNews reports. Astana has already missed the October 20…

I have an old Cannondale mountain bike that I purchased in 1996 or '97. The F500 is an aluminum fre that I think would make a great bike if I overhaul all of the components, including an upgrade to nine-speed. Where do I start in choosing my drivetrain, other components, and re-outfitting my fre? Gary Austin, TX

The roster for Team RadioShack, finalized by manager Johan Bruyneel, was announced today and will include seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong among its 26 riders coming from 16 different countries.  “It is a well balanced…

The International Cycling Union will deliver a proposal to the International Olympic Committee that looks to create a gender balanced track race program for the 2012 London Olympics.  The new program will give equal gold medal opportunities to both men and women.  The Beijing Olympics held seven track events for…

Athletes caught doping in Austria could be charged with fraud and face up to ten years in prison, the AP reports. Previously, possessing and selling drugs was a criminal offense, but the actual use of the drugs was not. Austria recently put forth this…

My racing partner and I, Mario Correa, placed second at the 24 Hours of Moab this year. It was a tough course–the first six miles served up some rocky terrain, so it was game on right away. Because we were going to do a lot…

Katie Compton, who currently rides for Planet Bike, crushed at the first round of the Cyclocross World Cup in Treviso, Italy, catapulting her to the commanding lead position in the latest UCI Cyclocross rankings, with 420 points, followed by Daphny van den Brand (280 points) and Chistel Ferrier-Bruneau (240…

Spanish cyclist Alberto Fernandez has been suspended for testing positive for EPO, an endurance-boosting hormone, reports Yahoo! Sports. It is said that Fernandez was targeted for further testing because of suspicious results from samples for his biological passport. It is unknown whether further…

I caught up with Breckenridge native Josh (“Toast”) Tostado after his 24 Hours of Moab National Championship Men's Solo title win. Racing is nothing new to this guy; whether in snow or dirt, Toast knows how to have a good time, even after visiting those dark places in the mind…

The UCI has come out with a 12-page response against the French anti-doping agency's earlier claim that Astana received special treatment in doping tests during this year's Tour de France. According to…

Lance Armstrong will race in the 2010 Tour of California, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. It will be his second consecutive race there; this time, as part of his newly…

UCI regulations introduced in July outlining a model ProTour team contract could affect which team Alberto Contador will ride for in the near future. Astana has missed the contract deadline for Contador, which leaves the Spaniard a…

My racing partner, Mario Correa, and I did the 24 Hours of Moab Championship Race. This venue is always full of surprises. Being so late in the year had its effects on me, no doubt, and I remembered the few times I did Moab previously: think beers and s'mores. This…

Alberto Contador and his team, Astana, are now ranked number one in the UCI world standings, VeloNews reports. Contador has 527 points, followed by Alejandro Valverde with 483 points and Samuel Sánchez with 357 points. Astana has 1,100 points,…

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme unveiled the route for next year's Tour in Paris today. The 2,237-mile race will start in the dutch city of Rotterdam and wind through Belgium before taking a clockwise loop around Paris. The route includes six mountain stages, with three of those…

Organizers of the Tour de France unveiled the course for 2010 today, revealing that cyclists will be crossing the Pyrenees Mountains in next year's race, according to the Associated Press. Both Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador were present at the ceremony. The route planned for…

Prosecutors in Paris have launched a preliminary investigation into several teams who raced in the 2009 Tour de France after finding suspicious medical material, according to the BBC. The teams involved have not been named. The preliminary investigation, which is required by French law to determine…

USA Cycling reports that the 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships as well as 24 Hours of Moab are expected to draw more than 4,000 athletes, support crew and spectators to Utah this coming weekend (Oct. 10-11).  Beyond the $24,000…

Lance Armstrong has signed a three-year agreement with Michelob ULTRA to become the beer's new spokesperson, according to VeloNews. Armstrong will appear in two new commercials for the company that are scheduled to air in 2010, and will also be a part of their new product packaging.

“Race Across the Sky,” a documentary about this year's Leadville Trail 100, will premiere October 22. The event will feature a panel discussion with Lance Armstrong, his coach Chris Carmichael, and Dave Wiens, among others. Click…

Maybe. Denver will be the first city in the U.S. to launch a Paris-style bike-sharing program. A $50 annual membership gets you free use of bikes at drop-off stations around the city. Minneapolis, Boston, and Miami to follow. Huffington Post has the full story here. —John Bradley…

The easiest way to build fun and adventure into every day? Lose the car keys and ride your bike to work—and everywhere else. Herein you’ll find the knowledge, tips, bicycles, duds, and gear to pull it off in style. Saddle up!

I want to upgrade my 1994 Kona Hei Hei 1994 (Titanium fre). I would like to convert to disc brakes on the front with new suspension forks and upgrade the canti to v-brake on the rear. Is this possible? What make/model would you recommend buying groupset wise, wheels, forks, etc., to keep the bike light but the cost of the upgrade low? Catherine Macclesfield, UK

This is very cool. The video needs to be edited down to about 25 percent of its current length. But the contest and the result are great. (Found via Lance Armstrong's Twitter feed) —John Bradley Twitter: johnwbradley…

The Single Speed World Championships is the wildest mountain-bike on earth, where Halloween comes early and sobriety is akin to doping. To infiltrate this derailleurless debacle, we would need a thoroughly mediocre racer who could stomach the sight of way too much beer-addled flesh and report back. So, naturally, we recruited Bike Snob NYC.

Paris is romantic, cultured, and sophisticated—and teeming with rollerblading fanatics? An investigation into France's most mysterious obsession.

Before the seven Tour victories and the yellow bracelets. Before Sheryl Crow, the bestselling books, and the doping allegations. Before the comeback, there was a comeback. Ten years ago this month, Lance Armstrong was a little-known cancer survivor who showed up at the Tour de France. And no one had any idea what would happen next.