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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 …


In brief: Armstrong hopes to make case for Olympic team

Cycling: Three women are vying for two slots on the U.S. time trial team in the London Olympics. Making the cut might come down to a five-day stage race that …


Blind cyclist has open seat to fill

Bryant McKinley is a man of contrasts, the least of which is the bright yellow shirt tucked into his black cycling shorts. The 75-year-old has the legs of a man …


Eighth-seeded Kings sweep Blues aside

NHL: Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory in …


Phinney cycles to win in first state of Giro d’Italia

HERNING, Denmark – American Taylor Phinney won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 5.4-mile individual time trial on Saturday. Phinney became the first American to wear the pink …


U.S. defeats France, awaits Spain in semis

Tennis: Having beaten Roger Federer’s Switzerland and France on the road, the U.S. Davis Cup team now awaits a more daunting obstacle – defending champion Spain in the semifinals. John …


Do Your Part: Save money; try two wheels

Do you wince when you fill up your gas tank? Don’t expect the pain at the pump to end anytime soon. That makes it the right time to grab your …


Inland Northwest flush with organized bicycling events

The number of organized regional bicycling events continues to grow into a packed schedule of rolling social events. Never has there been so much incentive to get out and enjoy …


2012 Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2012 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


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 …