Category Archive: Other Cycling Personalities

Leapin' Leipheimers! Cyclist Levi gets a parade

Pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer is getting a hometown parade in Butte, Montana, in his honor.
Why Leipheimer? The former member of Lance Armstrong's US Postal team had an outstanding year cycling in Europe.
Now cycling for Gerolsteiner, Leipheimer finished the year by winning the Tour of Germany, a nine-stage bicycle race …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/10/10/leapin-leipheimers-cyclist-levi-gets-a-parade/

More buzz on blood doping in cycling

Maybe I should start the weekly blood doping report. Nah. There has been a spate of news in the past 24 hours or so regarding blood doping issues, especially involving Lance Armstrong, but it all adds more heat than light to the issue.

UCI begins another Armstrong probe

The Union Cycliste International, the Swiss-based group that oversees cycling, says it has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/10/06/more-buzz-on-blood-doping-in-cycling/

Hamilton pedals back into racing

Look who showed up as the winner of the grueling Mt. Washington bicycle climb in New Hampshire on Saturday — Tyler Hamilton.

The 34-year-old racer is appealing a two-year suspension from professional cycling for blood doping. His case goes to the UCI on Sept. 6 for a hearing, according to the Tour de France 2005 blog.  He was able to compete in the Mt. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/08/21/hamilton-pedals-back-into-racing/

Discovery's Savoldelli wins stage; Armstrong in yellow but winless

(Updated) The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team can put another notch in its collective handlebars with Paolo Savoldelli's win on Wednesday.
The Italian, fresh from his victory in the 3-week Giro d'Italia in May, beat Team CSC's Kurt-Asle Arveson in what looked like a slow-motion “sprint” to the finish in Revel. The two had attacked their eight-man breakaway in the run-in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/20/discoverys-savoldelli-wins-stage-armstrong-in-yellow-but-winless/

Armstrong survives attacks in Pyrenees

T-Mobile went out to destroy the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team in Saturday's stage of the Tour de France and came within one man of success.

They never did break Lance Armstrong. Dropped briefly by the group of overall leaders on the lower part of the Port de Pailhères, Armstrong recovered and survived to cross the top in a chase group that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/16/armstrong-survives-attacks-in-pyrenees/

Hot action in Pyrenees begins Saturday

Jan Ullrich says in his T-Mobile diary that hot temperatures in the Pyrenees will play into his and teammate Alexandre Vinokourov's hands:

“The mercury is supposed to hit 39 degrees in the Pyrenees – something that suits both of us.
Lance (Armstrong)seems to have experienced the most difficulties in really hot weather – like at a 2003 stage. Then the day after, it was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/15/hot-action-in-pyrenees-begins-saturday/

American Horner taken at finish line by McEwen

(Updated July 16) Now American cyclist Chris Horner knows it's not smart to play cat and mouse with another rider with the peloton breathing down your neck at the Tour de France.

Racing in his first season in Europe, Horner and Sylvain Chavanel were checking each other on the run into Montpellier when sprinter Robbie McEwen and the peloton swallowed them up less than 100 yards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/15/american-horner-taken-at-finish-line-by-mcewen/

Hey Jan, wake up and smell the end of the Tour!

When Jan Ullrich lays down and closes his eyes to go to sleep at night, there must be an enduring image that's burned into his retinas from the day's activities: Lance Armstrong's backside.

Ullrich is the rider in pink T-Mobile jersey that we see in the background of all those Armstrong on-the-road photos. Armstrong's the one in front looking cool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/14/hey-jan-wake-up-and-smell-the-end-of-the-tour/

Americans taking over the Tour – at least Stage 1

US rider David Zabriskie beat the entire Tour de France field today in the Stage 1 individual time trial.

In doing so, this quiet Utah native has become the first American to win a stage in all three of the Big Three Euro races — the Vuelta d'Espana last year and the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/07/02/americans-taking-over-the-tour-at-least-stage-1/

Dauphiné Libéré – George Hincapie, take a bow

All the talk is about Lance Armstrong, and who wins the prologue and keeps the yellow jersey for two days at the Dauphiné Libéré? Teammate George Hincapie.

The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team racer covered the 4.5-mile course in 9 minutes, 55 seconds. Armstrong finished down in fifth place, 6 seconds behind his teammate. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/06/07/dauphine-libere-george-hincapie-take-a-bow/

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