Articles

How Twitter Conquered the Tour de France

This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was...

A Brief History Of: The Tour de France

The Tour de France, which kicks off July 5, is a grueling test of human endurance, a three-week 2,175mile (3,500 km) race stretched over 21 stages, nine of them...

Drugs Scandal Hits Tour de France

Following cycling is more and more like watching Shakespeare — or bad Reality TV. Rather than thrills and victories, the sport's struggle with doping now...

The Tour de France: All Downhill

Forget Barry Bonds and his controversy-dogged quest to set baseball's all-time home run record. For sports fans who thrill at accusations of doping by elite...

Big Wheel Dumped From Tour De France

Jan Ullrich, the 1997 winner of the Tour de France and favorite this year to take the successor's crown from Lance Armstrong, has been suspended by his T-Mobile...

Landis Goes Public With Defense in Doping Case

Floyd Landis rolled out key elements of his defense against doping charges in an online presentation Thursday, several months before the cyclist is to present...

Will The Tour De France Come Off The Road?

Posted Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 For the last few years, at the start of each cycling season, the big question has been who would pedal in as Lance Armstrong's...

Shaky Wheels

Posted Friday, June 2, 2006 When Roberto Heras, a three-time Tour of Spain champion won the bicycle race in 2005, he made history as the only four-time winner...

A New Climb For Lance Armstrong

In boxing it would qualify as a seriously late hit. Having ended his pro career with a seventh straight win of the Tour de France last month, Lance Armstrong...

Sport: Cruising Without the Bruising

If the Tour de France has filled you with dreams of chasing the yellow jersey but watching the race on television is the closest you've come to a bike since...