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Wednesday, May 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Initial bike event draws varied crowd with its deals

About 1,300 bicyclists – experienced and novice, young and old – descended on the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Saturday to buy, sell and trade bikes at what …


Tour de France champ Contador may appeal

MADRID – Alberto Contador vowed Tuesday to return to the pinnacle of cycling, maintaining his innocence in the face of a two-year doping ban that stripped the Spanish star of …


Is justice served by Contador sanction?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Stripping Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France victory on the supposition that he may have eaten a dodgy food supplement is like jailing Al Capone …


Contador waiting

Nearing the verdict on his Tour de France doping case, Alberto Contador finished 98th in Spain’s Mallorca Challenge race on Sunday. The Spaniard was expected to return to Madrid later …


Despite allegations, Armstrong wins again

Lance Armstrong licked ’em again. Always has. Always will. Like cancer and the Tour de France, the federal government turned out to be just another challenge to conquer. On his …


Fall adds perfect spice to Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Fall is my favorite time to ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. The crowds of cyclists tend to drop off after Labor Day, and so do the swarms of …


SpokeFest offers array of bike routes

Both experienced and inexperienced bicyclists, young and old, will enjoy a ride around Spokane together today at SpokeFest. The ride isn’t competitive. It’s a way to celebrate cycling and promote …


Ironman athletes raise money for Boys and Girls Club

As so often happens, an adventure begins with a dream that is hatched from an overly active imagination. That’s why a handful of area Ironman veterans are pedaling north out …


After years of disappointment, Australian wins Tour de France

PARIS – Cadel Evans has been keeping fans back home up all night watching him become the first Australian to win the Tour de France. It’s a victory that’s been …


Evans first Aussie to win Tour de France

PARIS — Cadel Evans has been keeping fans back home up all night watching him become the first Australian to win the Tour de France. It’s a victory that’s been …


Australia’s Evans takes control at Tour de France

GRENOBLE, France – Silencing his doubters once and for all, Cadel Evans will now be wearing the prized Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees. The two-time runner-up …


Schleck makes his move at Tour de France

LE MONETIER-LES-BAINS, France – Andy Schleck led a daring attack in the Alps to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, putting him within seconds of …


Tour de France overall leader Voeckler loses time

PINEROLO, Italy – Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three days in the Alps, while Thomas Voeckler …


Voeckler leads Tour, but doesn’t like chances to win

MONTPELLIER, France – Thomas Voeckler stayed with the big Tour de France favorites in the mountains. He’s had the lead for six days. And no less a cycling connoisseur than …


France’s Voeckler retains yellow jersey at Tour de France

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France – French cyclist Thomas Voeckler retained the lead of the Tour de France on Saturday after the last stage in the Pyrenees, which was won by …


Schleck brothers dominate 12th stage

LUZ-ARDIDEN, France – Score one for the Schleck brothers – Andy and Frank – against defending champion Alberto Contador. The Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Thursday, and the …


Contador prepares for steep climb at Tour de France

LAVAUR, France – Defending Tour de France Alberto Contador wants to show his rivals he is still the world’s best climber when the race hits the Pyrenees today. It just …


Greipel edges Cavendish in 10th Tour stage

CARMAUX, France – After all the feuding and hard words, Andre Greipel finally got what he wanted and it had nothing to do with talk: a winning ride in the …


Tour de France riders turn attention to mountains

CHATEAUROUX, France – Finally, the mountains. After seven days of narrow, sinewy roads and sometimes fierce rain, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck await a change of scenery. They made it …


Contador shows strength in Tour de France’s Stage 4

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France – Make no mistake, Alberto Contador is back on the prowl. After a dismal start to the Tour de France, the three-time champion showed some of his old …


‘Anti-doping team’ wins time trial

LES ESSARTS, France – He’s a 30-something American, a retired former rider and crowned with success at the Tour de France. And Jonathan Vaughters is also a leading anti-doping crusader …


Begium’s Gilbert takes early lead at Tour de France

MONT DES ALOUETTES, France – Philippe Gilbert won the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday to take the yellow jersey, while defending champion Alberto Contador lost more …


Tour de France draws record 10 riders from U.S.

Given the federal investigation of Lance Armstrong and the demise last year of the Tour of Missouri, you might assume that the state of cycling in North America was pretty …


Armstrong plans to attend Tour’s final two days

Cycling: A spokesman for Lance Armstrong (pictured above) says the seven-time Tour de France champion plans to attend the final two days of this year’s race. Speaking Thursday, Armstrong spokesman …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


Mathis makes late move to lead St. Jude Classic

Golf: David Mathis matched his best round on the PGA Tour, shooting a 5-under-par 65 Thursday to grab the opening round lead at the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn. …


NFL, players gather for confidential meeting

NFL: The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse. Three people familiar with the meetings confirmed to The Associated Press …


Burress out after two-year stay in prison

NFL: Clad nearly all in black – hooded sweat shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers – and a white T-shirt, the tall, lanky man walked alone through a gate in a chain-link …


In brief: Swiss director calls Armstrong’s results ‘suspicious’

Cycling: The director of the Swiss anti-doping laboratory informed federal authorities last fall that Lance Armstrong’s test results from the 2001 Tour de Suisse were “suspicious” and “consistent with EPO …


Bruins advance to Stanley Cup finals to meet Vancouver

NHL: Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7, sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in more than two decades with a …