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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 …


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


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 …


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


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 …