The long, convoluted history of the struggle for a top-flight—and lasting—European women’s stage race

The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.

The Tour de France still has cheats, but we owe it to the clean riders to keep watching

In the French Pyrenees mountains, artist Manu Topic balances rocks in majestic shapes along the Arros river.

This film La Torche features professional surfers in the middle of the night at Pointe de la Torche in France.

Got a job you can do from anywhere? These eight international adventure towns and cities welcome you.

We must resolve the sexism ingrained in cycling—starting with ditching the outdated practice of flanking successful male athletes with scantily clad women

Ash Smith is the founder and race director of Trans Provence, an adventure bike race in the French Alps. Itinerology: The Workspace, from filmmaker Sam Needham, follows Smith as he tries to develop a technical, stunning, and rigorous course through France’s alpine landscapes.

His fishing boat washed ashore Tuesday morning in France. A massive search is underway.

Filmmaker Adrien Mauduit will always remember October 2017. For three consecutive mornings, from October 17 to 19, he captured the sun rising over France's Jura Mountains to create this film Rise.

From skier, producer, and director Nikolai Schirmer with support from Black Crows, Shapes follows Schirmer and Flo Bastien as they explore the backcountry in Canada, France, and Norway. 

The case for rethinking one of cycling's oldest and most misused components

Freeskier Sam Favret and snowboarder Julien Herry take on steep riding in the heart of Mont Blanc massif.

A watch that pays tribute to America's first fighter pilots.

It's the most grueling competition in the world, and it takes a massive toll on riders' bodies

This knife is so good it has been around for 200 years.

Andy Samberg and Murray Miller's new mockumentary, complete with a strange supporting role for Lance, tests tortured fans' sense of humor

It's too long, too male, too boring, and in desperate need of a rethink

We tried to have a serious conversation with the SNL alum about his new HBO cycling mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy. It sort of worked.

Clever, goofy, charismatic, and fast, the two-time world champion may never win the Tour de France (he’s not a climber), but he just might be the star who saves bike racing

Pro cycling’s most famous ex- (and exiled) athlete will again take vigorous aim at the Tour de France—with a daily podcast and a blog on Outside

The pint-size Colombian climber has a good shot at pulling off one of cycling’s hardest feats

French skier Maurice Manificat shares how he eats, sleeps, and trains in order to win races.

When filmmaker Edgar Hans set out to film Season with his partner Eliott, they wanted to showcase the connection between mountain biking and nature.

To find out, we compared four iconic Tour climbs with their stateside equivalents

Most days, filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset goes running in his backyard, which just so happens to be the mountains around Chamonix, France

Take flight with paraglider Théo de Blic in the French Alps.

First Adidas, now Nestle are canceling sponsorship agreements as a result of corruption allegations

During a year-long journey to Paris for the UN Climate Summit, they witnessed a changing environment firsthand

Some our favorite images from this year's Tour de France stages in the French Alps.

Pedal the world’s best dine-and-wine destinations, then sleep in style

Blame the race organizers and the intense competition

From head to saddle to feet, here’s what the pros will be using in July

You aren’t a diehard unless you vacation like one. These over-the-top trips put you and your wheels to work in some of the most stunning places on earth.

Home of the Tour de France and the bicycle, the continent is best explored on two wheels

This year, go beyond Daytona Beach to surf Puerto Rico, fish the Bahamas, or explore an Ecuadorean rainforest. (Don't worry, skiers—there's neck-deep powder here for you, too.)

A techy barbecue straight out of 'Elysium'

Some of these funky foods from races all around the world will give you a performance boost. Others you should avoid at all costs.

Foil bike thieves while recording your commuting data.

A veteran of 25 Tours de France, James Startt is the senior American journalist in the press room of the world’s biggest bike race. Here is just a small selection of some of his favorite images from 2014.

For your European tour, ski Val Thorens and sleep at Altapura

In October, 12 women will compete in one of the world's oldest male-dominated sports. The race? A 38,000-mile monster through pirate-infested waters and rough seas.

Cycling isn't always spectator-friendly. But the UCI's decision to allow on-the-bike cameras at the Tour de France might just change how you view the sport.

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