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  • 12 Cyclists to Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

    12 Cyclists to Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

    The 2012 Tour de France got underway over the weekend and will culminate four weeks from now, on July 22, when the world’s greatest endurance athletes take one final ride through the streets of Paris. This year, with a number of big-name cyclists sitting this one out thanks to injuries— no Alberto Contador, no Andy […]

  • 15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    With this being the heart of the cycling season—we’re in between the Giro d’Italia and the Tour France—and with everyone’s favorite one-testicled bracelet salesman (Lance Armstrong) making headlines in sports pages again, I thought this would be the perfect time to do a list of cycling’s biggest doping scandals. But here’s the thing. It turns […]

  • 9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    A lot of people like to talk about how the rampant use of steroids in baseball during the 1990s and early 2000s tarnished records and ruined the sanctity of “America’s pastime.” But of course, the reality is that baseball players—and all athletes, actually—have been cheating since…um, forever. It’s not like Jose Canseco was the first […]

  • Alberto Contador Punched A Fan In The Face Today At The Tour de France (Video)

    Alberto Contador Punched A Fan In The Face Today At The Tour de France (Video)

    Alberto Contador has enjoyed a very successful cycling career, wining three Tour de France titles and two Giro d’Italia titles.  However, some have questioned the validity of those wins due to doping allegations, which have haunted the Spanish rider on three separate occasions during his career. Although it has never been proven that Contador took […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Tour de Barbed Wire Fencing

    Picture Of The Day: The Tour de Barbed Wire Fencing

    Crashes have headlined this year’s Tour de France, with the worst coming on Sunday as Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland was sent crashing into a roadside barbed wire fence by a French television station’s car. Hoogerland lost more than 16 minutes as a result of the crash and required 33 stitched to close up the wounds […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Is That A Brain In George Hincapie’s Leg?

    Picture Of The Day: Is That A Brain In George Hincapie’s Leg?

    It appears as though 15 years of riding in the Tour de France has caused the leg of American rider George Hincapie to develop a mind/brain of its own. All kidding aside, the reason Hincapie’s veins are popping out of his legs as if they are trying to escape the pain of enduring another long, […]

  • Herd Of Sheep Interrupt 17th Stange Of Tour de France (Video)

    Herd Of Sheep Interrupt 17th Stange Of Tour de France (Video)

    Why did the sheep cross the road?  To interrupt the Tour de France! The unforgiving ascent up the mountains is difficult enough, but these sheep decided to throw another obstacle in the riders path during their climb up the Col du Soulor.  Fortunately, the riders were able to steer clear of this wandering herd during […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Bike Rider Turned Roadkill

    Picture Of The Day: Bike Rider Turned Roadkill

    There has been no shortage of bumps and bruises at this year’s Tour de France, not to mention some fisticuffs as well.  Since when did bike riding become a contact sport?  And suddenly it appears as though the boys on the bikes are not the only ones getting in on the action. Cars and bicycles […]

  • Who Said There Is No Fighting In The Tour de France (Video)

    Who Said There Is No Fighting In The Tour de France (Video)

    With about 20 km left in today’s 6th stage of the Tour de France, Rui Costa delivered an elbow to the chest of Carlos Barredo, which almost sent him flying off his bike.  So when Barredo crossed the finish line, he had revenge on his mind and a front tire in his hands. The Spanish […]

  • Looks Like Someone’s Missing Their Right Cheek (PIC)

    Looks Like Someone’s Missing Their Right Cheek (PIC)

    The Tour de France may seem like a non-contact sport, but that is far from the truth.  As is the case anytime you get hundreds of bikes racing on the same course at the same time, there is always the possibility of someone taking a spill, and more often than not, such spills will be […]