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UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Toms Skujins wins Stage 3 of Tour of California out of breakaway

Toms Skujins from Trek-Segafredo has won his third career stage in the Tour of California. The Latvian rider jumped into the leading group on the Cachagua Road Summit, then crested …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Giro leader Simon Yates gains 3 seconds but his team struggles

Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia but it was a difficult day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban Chaves dropped …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

Sam Bennett wins 7th stage as Simon Yates maintains Giro d’Italia lead

Sam Bennett has timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia. British rider Simon Yates remains in the overall lead as the race goes …


Elia Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel

Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d’Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Perfect bike ride leads to toast to world’s quiet experts

Up until a week ago, I’d all but forgotten the joy of whipping down a hill on a bike, the hum of rubber and the wind vibrating through my ears.


Israel ready to host opening stages of Giro d’Italia, but not without controversy

In its 101-year history, the Giro d’Italia has previously opened a dozen times outside Italy but never outside Europe. Its arrival in Israel is the result of the lobbying efforts …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Nationwide hit-and-run deaths at record high; bicyclists, pedestrians majority of victims

Hit-and-run deaths in 2016 set a new, terrible record, according to an


Peter Sagan’s 1st Paris-Roubaix win overshadowed by rider’s death

World champion Peter Sagan outsprinted Silvan Dillier to the finish line to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race, but his first victory in the race known as the Queen of the …


UCI chief wants investigation into Team Sky doping findings

The head of cycling’s world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of its …


Mark Cavendish crashes, BMC wins time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico

British rider Mark Cavendish crossed the finish line with ripped clothes and blood on his face after crashing during the opening team time trial at the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race. He …


Wout Poels wins Paris-Nice time trial, Luis Leon Sanchez keeps overall lead

Luis Leon Sanchez kept the leader’s jersey after the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race as Wout Poels of the Netherlands powered to victory in the 18.5-kilometer time trial around …


Travel on muddy trails can lead to long term damage

Traveling on muddy trails by bike, foot or horseback, can cause long term trail damage.


Cycling across the state for refugees

Pedal across the state and raise money for refugee resettlement. This June, World Relief Seattle is planning a bike ride across Washington State, starting from Seattle and ending in Spokane.


Beloved Spokane bike mechanic retires in style after 40 years

Beloved Spokane bike mechanic Dave Mannino left an imprint on Spokane. His impact


Spokane woman re-releases book about solo bike trip around the world

Thirty years ago, prompted by a then yet unexamined desire for adventure and escape, Sally Vantress-Lodato walked away from a successful career and biked around the world. Alone.


Chris Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a doping test at the Spanish Vuelta in September. Team Sky says in a statement that Froome has been informed by the …


Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace

Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.


Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace

Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …


Gear Junkie: Hyban offers affordable helmet at fair price

My quest for passable aesthetics continues in the category of the bike helmet. This month I put a new hard hat to the test.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

On the sunny side: Ideas to help families get outdoors this fall

Fall’s shortening daylight hours pinches time families have around busy schedules to get outdoors for healthy activities. There are ways to gain back some bursts of time for sun and …


Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers

TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail

A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites

Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.


Kristin Armstrong, Idaho’s Olympic champion, discusses drive, determination

If there is one characteristic that separates the highest of high achievers from everyone else, even naturally gifted individuals, it’s a belief life doesn’t just happen. Life is what you …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

Solid run puts Chris Froome back in control in Spanish Vuelta

Chris Froome has retaken control of the Spanish Vuelta with a solid run in a stage won by Belgian rider Sander Armee. Froome struggled in the difficult climb of Los …


Miguel Angel Lopez wins 15th Vuelta stage, Chris Froome keeps lead

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Tour de France winner Chris Froome tacked a few seconds onto his overall …


Chris Froome wins 9th stage, increases Spanish Vuelta lead

Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.


Chris Froome increases Vuelta lead as Julian Alaphilippe wins Stage 8

XORRET DE CATI, Spain – Chris Froome made a strong charge in the final climb to increase his overall Spanish Vuelta lead in Saturday’s eighth stage, which was won by …


Chris Froome keeps his lead after Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage

Slovene rider Matej Mohoric has comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead. Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and …