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Wiggins holds lead

LA TOUSSUIRE, France – Try as they might, rivals of Bradley Wiggins can’t take his yellow jersey. The three-time Olympic track champion, looking to become Britain’s first Tour de France …


‘Gran fondo’ ride planned around Lake Coeur d’Alene

A group of North Idaho cycling enthusiasts is organizing a European-style bike event around Lake Coeur d’Alene this fall.


Voeckler addresses critics with 10th-stage win

BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France – Thomas Voeckler nearly opted out of the Tour de France weeks ago because of an injured knee. Two days before the start, he was pained even more …


USADA grants extension to Armstrong

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday granted Lance Armstrong an extension of up to 30 days to contest drug charges while the seven-time Tour de France winner challenges the case …


French cyclist Di Gregorio arrested in doping investigation

VILLIE-MORGON, France – The longtime problem of doping hit the Tour de France head on Tuesday when a French rider was arrested at his team hotel and suspended by his …


USADA issues lifetime bans against Armstrong staff members

With Lance Armstrong still digging in for a legal fight, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday issued lifetime sports bans to three former staff members and consultants on Armstrong’s winning …


Wiggins in command on Tour after time-trial win

BESANCON, France – If Monday’s time trial at the Tour de France was “the test of truth” – as one top rider called it – then Bradley Wiggins aced it. …


Wiggins leads

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES SKI STATION, France – With two weeks left in the Tour de France, the two-man showdown that many predicted is taking shape, with Britain’s Bradley …


Wrecks mar Tour de France’s sixth stage

METZ, France – A chaotic crash at the Tour de France marred Friday’s sixth stage and dealt a heavy blow to the U.S. Garmin-Sharp team. Young Slovak sensation Peter Sagan …


Armstrong still casts shadow over Tour de France

SAINT-QUENTIN, France – The Tour de France is shadowed again by Lance Armstrong and doping. The subject returned with a vengeance to cycling’s greatest race Thursday, and caught in the …


Greipel wins Tour de France stage as Cavendish takes spill

ROUEN, France – Britain’s Mark Cavendish felt painful scrapes from the hard Tour de France asphalt in Wednesday’s fourth stage. He bared no hard feelings toward rival Andre Greipel, who …


Peter Sagan wins Tour stage, channels Forrest Gump

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France – Once upon a time in Hollywood, the cry was “Run, Forrest, Run!” The message was not lost on Peter Sagan at the Tour de France. The 22-year-old …


Cancellara maintains early lead in Tour de France

SERAING, Belgium – Rising cycling star Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the first stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, who retained the …


American Hincapie begins record 17th Tour

LIEGE, Belgium – George Hincapie is best known for helping other riders win the Tour de France. This time, he is going to be on top by himself. Hincapie will …


USADA files formal charges against Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his …


Armstrong claims USADA violated rules

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong filed a scathing response Friday to the latest doping allegations against him, accusing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and possibly breaking …


Partners give boost to Riverside State Park

Despite losing 40 percent of its full-time staff in the past two years because of state budget cuts, Riverside State Park has found a way to move forward and even …


Leicester: Armstong’s story must be erased if USADA is correct

PARIS – Take the entire Lance Armstrong story, the cancer survivor’s resurrection from his sick bed to conquer the hardest bike race in the world, and flush it. Goodbye. Good …


Armstrong considers ‘all options’ in drug charge

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong is gearing up for a fight over the latest round of doping allegations. Armstrong’s lawyers demanded access to evidence gathered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, …


US Anti-Doping Agency charges Lance Armstrong

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is bringing doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, questioning his victories in those storied cycling races.


Extreme wheel men: Bamboo bike

Paul Fish wasn’t out to save the world or make it as a local frame builder when he built a bamboo bicycle. He just wanted to see if he could …


Devils qualify for Cup final with OT win

NHL: Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front of the net at 1:03 into overtime and the sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils defeated the top-seeded New York Rangers 3-2 …


In brief: Armstrong hopes to make case for Olympic team

Cycling: Three women are vying for two slots on the U.S. time trial team in the London Olympics. Making the cut might come down to a five-day stage race that …


Blind cyclist has open seat to fill

Bryant McKinley is a man of contrasts, the least of which is the bright yellow shirt tucked into his black cycling shorts. The 75-year-old has the legs of a man …


Eighth-seeded Kings sweep Blues aside

NHL: Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory in …


Phinney cycles to win in first state of Giro d’Italia

HERNING, Denmark – American Taylor Phinney won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 5.4-mile individual time trial on Saturday. Phinney became the first American to wear the pink …


U.S. defeats France, awaits Spain in semis

Tennis: Having beaten Roger Federer’s Switzerland and France on the road, the U.S. Davis Cup team now awaits a more daunting obstacle – defending champion Spain in the semifinals. John …


Do Your Part: Save money; try two wheels

Do you wince when you fill up your gas tank? Don’t expect the pain at the pump to end anytime soon. That makes it the right time to grab your …


Inland Northwest flush with organized bicycling events

The number of organized regional bicycling events continues to grow into a packed schedule of rolling social events. Never has there been so much incentive to get out and enjoy …


2012 Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2012 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.