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Armstrong crash hands chance to Leipheimer

MORZINE, France – On this first 2010 Tour de France rest day, Lance Armstrong rode a historic Alps climb, the Col de Joux Plane, one of the steepest of cycling’s …


Armstrong all but done

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says his hopes of an eighth Tour de France victory are “finished” after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an …


Cavendish breaks through

MONTARGIS, France – Britain’s Mark Cavendish broke down in tears after winning the fifth stage of the Tour de France Thursday for his first victory in this year’s race. Defending …


Armstrong struggles at Tour de France

ARENBERG, France – Lance Armstrong’s hopes for victory in his final Tour de France hit a setback Tuesday when a burst tire cost him time during a jarring stage over …


Crashes shake up Tour de France

SPA, Belgium – On a day of chaos and crashes, riders tumbled like dominoes in the rain and littered the road in a scene Lance Armstrong called “surreal.” The seven-time …


Will drives Armstrong

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Lance Armstrong heads into his last Tour de France intent on winning a record eighth title and motivated by former teammate Floyd Landis’ accusations that he used …


Armstrong says one last Tour

Cycling: Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year’s Tour de France will be his last. “It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks,” Armstrong …


Landis’ delayed admission shouldn’t stain Armstrong

Should you buy a used confession from this man? The short answer: not all of it.


Bike ride emphasizes safety and sharing roadways

Ted Chauvin wasn’t able to bike to work this week. In fact, he isn’t able to ride at all. The cyclist was on a training ride April 15 in preparation …


As Bike to Work Week begins, cycling advocate weighs in

A blogger once called John Speare “the czar of Spokane bicycle riding.” It’s not a claim he would make himself. That’s not how he rolls. He likes team efforts. But …


Time to tour

The pedaling season is shifting into high as organizers gear up for mass bicycle tours throughout the Northwest. Most of these tours are fundraisers that feature great food, with cyclists …


Small group bike tours

Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has a long list of excellent guided group bicycle tours from spring through fall at a modest cost and sometimes complete with van support and …


2011 bicycling events

Listings of top cycling tours and races in the region for 2011.


Cycling events in September, beyond

A list of coming cycling events around the Northwest.


Armstrong hangs tough

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France – Lance Armstrong mustered one of his strongest showings yet at this Tour de France on Tuesday, a dazzling burst of acceleration from yesteryear that allowed him to …


Lance ready for hills

VITTEL, France – Lance Armstrong is ready to climb again, ready to leave the pack at the Tour de France after days of flat riding that belonged to sprinters. After …


Farrar just misses in Tour de France

SAINT-FARGEAU, France – While Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador put aside their rivalry in Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France, Tyler Farrar almost became the first American rider …


Tour riders up in arms

ISSOUDUN, France – The tension is clear between teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. That’s nothing, however, compared to the anger many riders feel toward Tour de France organizers. On …


Fans cheer Farrar’s rise to Tour fame

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. – Local restaurateur Craig Still was in a brew pub in Billings, Mont., a little while back when he was asked the question he loves to answer. …


Armstrong in 3rd as Tour rolls into rest day

TARBES, France – Lance Armstrong stayed in third place at the Tour de France on Sunday after a deliberate ride on the last day in the Pyrenees. Pierrick Fedrigo of …


Sports in brief: Armstrong says he may be back

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says he could be back for one more Tour de France. The 37-year-old Texan, who is competing in the Tour for the first time since 2005, was …


Armstrong takes his case to mountains

Cycling: In less than 48 hours, Lance Armstrong will have answered the last unresolved question about his capacity to win an eighth Tour de France: Can he still climb? The …


Tour de France heats up in second day

BRIGNOLES, France — Lance Armstrong just wanted to stay out of trouble on a scorching day one rider felt was better suited for baking bread. British sprinter Mark Cavendish won …


Lance Armstrong still a big wheel

MONACO – The nervous plainclothes policeman scrutinized the frenzy, the cameramen elbowed and sweated in the Mediterranean sun and that dead-shark look of determination was back in the eyes of …


Armstrong part of Giro protest

MILAN — Lance Armstrong already has a tenuous relationship with Tour de France organizers. Now his rapport with the Giro d’Italia appears at risk, too. Armstrong played an integral role …


Then & Now: Moscow grad rides for top cycling team

Kyle Rose likes to say how amazed he is that a handful of diabetics in a hotel room turned their passion for bicycling into big-time competition. He’s even more amazed …


Broken collarbone won’t slow Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong is planning to ride in the Giro d’Italia in May even though his broken collarbone is a bit more serious than first thought. “I think …


Keoghan plans amazing ride across America

“The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan is getting ready for an amazing ride: a multitasking bicycle trip across America. Keoghan said he’s cycling cross-country to encourage people to pursue a …


Rich Landers: Time to trade ski poles for pedals

Tired of life’s uphill grind? With the slopes mostly bare of snow and a powder dream-season just a memory, two area ski resorts will turn their attention to lifting the …


Goodwill Tour

When Jafar Edrisi and Nasim Yousefi embarked on a two-year bicycle tour of the world last spring, the couple from Tehran had no idea exactly where their travels would take …