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RadioShack team drops Schleck after failed test

PAU, France – The RadioShack Nissan Trek team pulled Frank Schleck, one of the biggest names in pro cycling, out the Tour de France on Tuesday after he failed a …


Wiggins plays it safe, retains yellow jersey

PAU, France – Bradley Wiggins knows he’s well-positioned to win the Tour de France. But with the banged-up, frenetic and weary pack nearing the final rest day of the three-week …


Sabotage slows Tour

FOIX, France – Crashes, falls, fractures – Bradley Wiggins has seen it all. Now add tacks and nails to the list. Still, nothing can break his stranglehold on the Tour …


Wiggins: The un-boss at Tour de France

LE CAP D’AGDE, France – Bradley Wiggins doesn’t think the Tour de France needs a “boss” of the pack. At least not him. He says riders are equal and he’s …


Gear Junkie: Specialized jersey blocks sun

Applying sunscreen in the outdoors can be a pain. As such, whenever possible I wear clothing that can do double duty by blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Wide-brim hats and …


‘Ex-doper’ Millar wins Tour de France’s longest stage

ANNONAY, France – David Millar, a reformed “ex-doper,” won a stage at the Tour de France on Friday, saying his victory is proof riders can win cleanly. His British compatriot, …


‘Some nutter’ burns Tour leader with flare

Tour de France racers are used to dodging flags, people and the odd stray dog along the race route. But flares?


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 …


Coeur d’Alene to host bicycle ride around lake

A group of North Idaho cycling enthusiasts is organizing a European-style bike ride around Lake Coeur d’Alene this fall. Coeur d’Fondo will include a 108-mile ride around the lake, plus …


‘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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …