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Claiming trails: mountain bikers, hikers confront wilderness

Mountain bikers are gearing up to stay on track in backcountry areas being proposed for federal wilderness designation in the Inland Northwest and throughout the nation. Most people know that …


Ullrich Wraps Up Tour German Cyclist Moves Up A Notch After Second-Place Finish In 1996

Riders race down the Champs Elysees in Paris at the end of the Tour de France. Photo by Associated Press


Teammates’ 1-2 Finish Can’t Pull Ullrich Out Of Top Spot

Didier Rous of France muscles his way to the finish line in Thursday’s stage. Photo by Associated Press


They Keep Delivering U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team Has Entire Squad Rolling

In its debut in the Tour de France, the U.S. Postal Service team is acting like it’s been around a long time. It is one of only three teams with …


Ailing Italian Wins Tour’s 15th Stage

For a guy with bronchitis, Marco Pantani did pretty well by winning his second mountain stage in three days at the Tour de France. Jan Ullrich continued to lead the …


Another Controversial Finish As Tour Reaches Midpoint

Jan Ullrich of Germany still wore the leader’s yellow jersey as the Tour de France reached the midpoint Wednesday. Ullrich finished in the main pack in the 11th stage, less …


Frenchman Wins Mountain Stage

The Tour de France moved to the mountains Monday, and the favorites moved closer to the top. On Bastille Day, a French racer, Laurent Brochard, won the first mountain stage …


Zabel Wins Seventh Stage German Within 1:49 Of Tour De France Overall Leader Vasseur

Erik Zabel of Germany finished ahead of the pack for the second straight stage in the Tour de France on Saturday. However, this time it will count. A day after …


Drugs, Infighting Disrupt Tour’s Day

The winner of the stage was placed last. Another top rider was thrown out of the race and another tested positive for drugs. It was not a typical day for …


Italian Strikes First In Tour De France Cipollini Gains 20 Bonus Points On Rouen To Forges-Les-Eaux Leg

Italian Mario Cipollini, winner of four previous stages in the Tour de France and the overall leader briefly during the 1993 race, added another victory Sunday and took the yellow …


Brit’s 11th-Hour Strategy Pays Off Boardman Hatches Late Plan, Wins Tour De France Prologue

Chris Boardman has spent all season thinking about the prologue of the Tour de France and three days surveying the course, but it wasn’t until Saturday morning that he finally …


Bmx Racer Does Well At Nationals

Spokane Valley BMX racer Rick Hoover recently returned from a 17-day odyssey that earned him trophies from three different races. The races are part of the 38-race American Bicycle Association …


It’s A Bike-Buyer’s Jungle Choosing The Right Wheels Depends On Where You Want To Ride

Dave Trefry, of Midway Cyclery South in Spokane, has a range of bikes, such as a Bianchi Ibex mountain bike, left, for around $700, and a Waterford road bike, about …


International Stars Suleymanoglu, Indurain Retire

1. Suleymanoglu 2. Indurain


Record 803 Series Has Bowler Quaking

Jamie Nelson was understandably nervous at Valley Bowl on Dec. 6, when the strikes mounted en route to her first perfect bowling game. She was even more nervous a short …


Miscellany

Alex Zulle of Switzerland held his overall lead in the Tour of Spain at Zaragoza as Dmitri Konyshev of Russia won the day’s stage. The Russian crossed the finish line …


Gear Up For Lacs Tour

Bicycling Tour des Lacs, a bicycling benefit billed as the last great ride of the cycling season, is set to put cyclists in touch with area waterways on Sept. 21-22. …


Juli Furtado

Furtado is today’s favorite. Photo by Associated Press


Tour Enters Paris Finale

Denmark’s Bjarne Riis protected his lead in the Tour de France, and headed for Paris just about assured he will win the cycling classic. Runner-up Jan Ullrich of Germany won …


Frenchman Takes Stage

Frederic Moncassin of France won the 19th stage of the Tour de France the same way he took the first - in a photo finish. Meanwhile, Danish cyclist Bjarne Riis …


Riis Holds Tour De France Lead With Four Stages Remaining

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Riis Is Right On

Denmark’s Bjarne Riis, the overall leader in this year’s Tour de France, pulled further away by winning today’s 124-mile stage of the cycling classic. Riis left the field behind with …


Italian Wins Tour Stage

Villeneuve, France Italy’s Massimo Podenzana pulled away in the final stretch Monday to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France, while Denmark’s Bjarne Riis retained the overall lead. …


Cyclist’s Move Pays Off

Uzbekistan’s Djamolidin Abdoujaparov won the 123-mile 14th stage of the Tour de France, and Denmark’s Bjarne Riis retained the overall lead. Abdoujaparov broke away early in the Tour’s hottest day …


Richard Wins Tour Stage

Swiss cyclist Pascal Richard outwitted a nine-man break to win a Tour de France stage for the second time in his career. Richard pulled ahead of Denmark’s Jesper Skibby and …


Cyclist Doesn’t Come Up Short

The shortest man in the field, 5-foot-2 Colombian Chepe Gonzalez, won the 11th stage of the Tour de France at Valence, France, and Denmark’s Bjarne Riis held on to the …


Riis Maintains Lead In Tour De France

Denmark’s Bjarne Riis held on to his lead in the Tour de France Tuesday and Germany’s Erik Zabel won the race’s 10th stage. Meanwhile, the change in scenery brought a …


Russian Builds Lead

Russia’s Yevgeny Berzin won the time trial in the French Alps and built a 43-second lead heading into the second week of the Tour de France. Five-time defending champion Miguel …


Berzin Takes Tour Lead

Russian Yevgeny Berzin took the overall lead in the Tour de France after a stage won by Luc LeBlanc of France as five-time champion Miguel Indurain faded. Indurain dropped more …


French Cyclists Dominate

Cyril Saugrain lets out a cheer after winning the fourth stage of the Tour de France. Photo by Associated Press