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Taste of the Tour: Riding deep into fermented cabbage country

The Tour de France has ventured deep into choucroute country. The fermented, shredded cabbage is a French classic, as ubiquitous as baked beans in the Anglo-Saxon world. But its tangy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Tour de France Stage 6 climb to rob also-rans of hidey holes

Stage 6 at the Tour de France will separate genuine contenders for the overall title from also-rans. The steep final climb to the Planche des Belles Filles ski station will …


Taste of the Tour: At Tour de France, a beacon for fire-damaged Notre Dame

The Gothic cathedral in the Champagne city of Reims formed a breathtaking backdrop for Stage 4 of the Tour de France. The towering 13th-Century edifice where France’s kings were crowned …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Elia Viviani storms bunch sprint to win Stage 4 at Tour de France

Italian rider Elia Viviani has claimed his first career stage win on the Tour de France after storming a bunch sprint. Viviani made the most of the slight uphill finish …


Mike Teunissen wins Tour de France opening stage; Geraint Thomas crashes at end

Apart from the celebrations of Eddy Merckx’s first victory at the Tour de France half a century ago, nothing went according to plans on the race opening day.


Taste of the Tour: What beats the Tour de France? The Tour with fries and mayo

The riders of the Tour de France, all watching their diets and focused on the race, will be missing out on a rolling gastronomic feast as the three-week cycling extravaganza …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Cycling’s new generation ready to deliver at Tour de France

No matter who wins, this year’s Tour de France will see a changing of the guard. Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas and Caleb Ewan are among the young …


Aiming high: Altitude is the acid test at Tour de France

For the first time in its 116-year history, the Tour de France that starts Saturday features three stages that finish on mountain climbs to above 2,000 meters (6,500 feet). This …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 8:42 a.m.

Chris Froome crashes in training, will miss Tour de France

Chris Froome will miss this year’s Tour de France after a “bad crash” in training. Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford says the four-time champion sustained a suspected fractured femur in …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Getting There: What a Dutchman has to say about Spokane’s bicycle infrastructure after riding through town

From the perspective of a resident of the Netherlands, cycling around Spokane has its ups and downs.


Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Cycling app Zwift gets $120 million in esports push

Zwift, a company that gives cyclists the opportunity to compete in virtual-reality races, has raised $120 million to help them set up an esports league and further their expansion into …


Ferry County Rail trail one step closer to completion with RCO grant

The Ferry County Rail Trail took another step toward completion earlier this month.


Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with …


Elia Viviani wins another Vuelta stage, Yates keeps overall lead

Italian rider Elia Viviani won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Tuesday, while Simon Yates retained the leader’s red jersey despite a punctured tire.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Former Tour champion Jan Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Britain’s Geraint Thomas nearly wraps up his 1st Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial.


Geraint Thomas closing in on first Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas has retained the yellow jersey on the final mountain stage of the Tour de France while Sky teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome lost his spot on the …


Arnaud Demare posts first home team win; Geraint Thomas keeps Tour de France lead

A French team finally won a stage in this year’s Tour de France when Arnaud Demare of Groupama-FDJ comfortably claimed a sprint victory in the 18th stage on Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Julian Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead

Julian Alaphilippe took advantage of his downhill skills to win the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, which was briefly interrupted when police used tear gas …


Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 15, Geraint Thomas keeps overall lead at Tour de France

Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two other challengers to win Stage 15 of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Geraint Thomas had no trouble holding the …


With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Peter Sagan takes third win at Tour, Geraint Thomas keeps lead on Stage 13

After most of the other top sprinters at the Tour de France had succumbed in the Alps Peter Sagan was in prime position to dominate Friday’s flat finish. Cycling’s world …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Rowdy Tour fans tarnish win for Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez

Rowdy Tour fans tarnished the Stage 12 win for Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez on Thursday. Thomas sprinted away from Sky teammate Chris Froome to win the legendary climb up …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

‘A bad day for bicyclists’: Child dies, man seriously injured in separate bike accidents in Pullman

A 60-year-old man was hospitalized and a 6-year-old boy was killed in separate bicycle accidents Sunday in Pullman.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Constant action but same result at Tour: Sky domination

British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Greg Van Avermaet extends Tour lead as Sky bides its time

Greg Van Avermaet had expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the race’s first day in the mountains. Instead the Olympic champion managed to strengthen his …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Dust-ups dominate crash-filled ninth stage of Tour de France

John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to take victory in a memorable stage, while overall contender Porte crashed out of the race on Sunday in the Tour de France


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Dylan Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage at Tour de France; cobbles ahead

Dylan Groenewegen won a second consecutive stage at the Tour de France when he sprinted to the finish on Saturday, and Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a …