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UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

Fernando Gaviria beats Peter Sagan again to claim 2nd Tour de France win on Stage 4

Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria took his second win in four stages at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet kept the leader’s yellow jersey. Gaviria won …


BMC beats Sky to win Tour de France team time trial

Chris Froome’s Team Sky came up four seconds short of winning the team time trial in the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, as Greg Van Avermaet …


Peter Sagan wins Stage 2 in Tour de France, has overall lead

A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race’s yellow jersey on Sunday after doing what he does best: Powering past the competition to …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Chris Froome flies off the road into a ditch in opening Tour stage

Overall favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana each had trouble in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria took the race’s first …


Chris Froome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour in peace

Chris Froome has asked Tour de France fans to let him race in peace even if they doubt the recent ruling that cleared him of doping allegations. The British cyclist …


Chris Froome cleared of doping by UCI ahead of Tour de France

Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later …


A defining moment: Chris Froome wins Giro d’Italia in extraordinary fashion

Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome’s place in cycling history. The way in which he won this Giro d’Italia, though, adds an extra dimension …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Chris Froome pulls off audacious attack to take Giro lead

Chris Froome has pulled off one of the great performances of his career to win the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia and claim the overall leader’s pink jersey with …


Simon Yates wins 15th stage for third win, extends Giro d’Italia lead

Simon Yates made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d’Italia on the 15th stage Sunday and the British rider consolidated his overall lead as the race heads …


Chris Froome wins 14th stage on Monte Zoncolan, Simon Yates consolidates lead

Chris Froome has responded to his critics with a fantastic ride up Monte Zoncolan to win the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Nevertheless, British compatriot Simon Yates consolidates his …


Fernando Gaviria, Egan Bernal cap banner Tour of California for Colombians

Fernando Gaviria won his third stage and Egan Bernal claimed the overall win in a banner Tour of California for Colombian riders. In the women’s race, Katie Hall finished safely …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Toms Skujins wins Stage 3 of Tour of California out of breakaway

Toms Skujins from Trek-Segafredo has won his third career stage in the Tour of California. The Latvian rider jumped into the leading group on the Cachagua Road Summit, then crested …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Giro leader Simon Yates gains 3 seconds but his team struggles

Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia but it was a difficult day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban Chaves dropped …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

Sam Bennett wins 7th stage as Simon Yates maintains Giro d’Italia lead

Sam Bennett has timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia. British rider Simon Yates remains in the overall lead as the race goes …


Elia Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel

Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d’Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Perfect bike ride leads to toast to world’s quiet experts

Up until a week ago, I’d all but forgotten the joy of whipping down a hill on a bike, the hum of rubber and the wind vibrating through my ears.


Israel ready to host opening stages of Giro d’Italia, but not without controversy

In its 101-year history, the Giro d’Italia has previously opened a dozen times outside Italy but never outside Europe. Its arrival in Israel is the result of the lobbying efforts …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Nationwide hit-and-run deaths at record high; bicyclists, pedestrians majority of victims

Hit-and-run deaths in 2016 set a new, terrible record, according to an


Peter Sagan’s 1st Paris-Roubaix win overshadowed by rider’s death

World champion Peter Sagan outsprinted Silvan Dillier to the finish line to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race, but his first victory in the race known as the Queen of the …


UCI chief wants investigation into Team Sky doping findings

The head of cycling’s world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of its …


Mark Cavendish crashes, BMC wins time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico

British rider Mark Cavendish crossed the finish line with ripped clothes and blood on his face after crashing during the opening team time trial at the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race. He …


Wout Poels wins Paris-Nice time trial, Luis Leon Sanchez keeps overall lead

Luis Leon Sanchez kept the leader’s jersey after the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race as Wout Poels of the Netherlands powered to victory in the 18.5-kilometer time trial around …


Travel on muddy trails can lead to long term damage

Traveling on muddy trails by bike, foot or horseback, can cause long term trail damage.


Cycling across the state for refugees

Pedal across the state and raise money for refugee resettlement. This June, World Relief Seattle is planning a bike ride across Washington State, starting from Seattle and ending in Spokane.


Beloved Spokane bike mechanic retires in style after 40 years

Beloved Spokane bike mechanic Dave Mannino left an imprint on Spokane. His impact


Spokane woman re-releases book about solo bike trip around the world

Thirty years ago, prompted by a then yet unexamined desire for adventure and escape, Sally Vantress-Lodato walked away from a successful career and biked around the world. Alone.


Chris Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a doping test at the Spanish Vuelta in September. Team Sky says in a statement that Froome has been informed by the …


Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace

Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.


Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace

Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …


Gear Junkie: Hyban offers affordable helmet at fair price

My quest for passable aesthetics continues in the category of the bike helmet. This month I put a new hard hat to the test.