Category: Racing

George Hincapie’s long cycling career closes this year

The record-setting cycling career of George Hincapie will end after the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado this August. The 39-year-old member of the BMC Racing team made the announcement on Monday.

The August retirement will enable him to compete in his 17th Tour de France this year, the most ever by a cyclist.

Over that span at Le Tour, he’s helped teammates win the championship nine times …

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Cycling’s new and old faces wearing stars and stripes

A 29-year-old Colorado cyclist is celebrating the biggest victory of his career on Monday after winning the National road race championship in Greenville, S.C.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s time trial winner must be running out of room on his trophy shelf as he’s earned multiple championships.

Timothy Duggan attacked the breakaway in the closing lap of the …

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Kristin Armstrong crashes in Boise; Olympic hopes up in air

Bad news from Boise last night: Hometown favorite Kristin Armstrong broke her collarbone when she crashed in the Exergy Tour prologue.

After climbing back on the bike and finishing the time trial, the 38-year-old cyclist abandoned the five-day women’s bike race and sought treatment.

The crash and recovery time jeopardizes her plans to defend her …

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13 racing bikes stolen, recovered, prior to Exergy Tour in Boise

An entire trailer full of racing bicycles were stolen in Boise on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in advance of the women’s Exergy Tour stage bike race that starts today.

Amazingly, all 13 bicycles, valued at more than $70,000 were recovered in and around the Boise State University campus by 2 p.m. yesterday

The prologue starts at 6:30 p.m. today at Julia Davis Park, which should give members of the TIBCO cycling team a chance to get their wheels to the starting line. …

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Solo win at 2012 Paris-Roubaix

If you tuned in to the Paris-Roubaix bike race about an hour before the finish, like I did, the race already was a foregone conclusion.

Apparently, all of the tactics, punctures, and crashes on the cobblestones had taken place earlier in the race.

By an extraordinary effort, Tom Boonen won his record-tying fourth Paris-Roubaix on Sunday with plenty of time to spare.

The final hour of the race broadcast essentially showed Boonen bumping to the finish over the cobbles with more than a minute lead …

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Where to watch Paris-Roubaix bike race on Sunday

Unless you’re out on your bicycle, it should be fairly easy to watch the Paris-Roubaix bike race on Sunday.

NBC Sports Network (the old Vs. channel on cable) is airing The Hell of the North from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time), with a repeat from 7 to 10 p.m. EST.

Cycling.TV will offer a live webstream beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time); the first hour of coverage is free, but then you need a subscription.

It’s the “mother of all mothers,” the “biggest one-day adventure on a bike you can have,” and “260k’s of torture,” according GreenEDGE teammates Matthew White, Stuart O’Grady and Baden Cooke. “It’s like being stuck in a washing machine and someone shaking the shit out of you,” says Matt Wilson. …

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Horner finishes 2nd at Tirreno-Adriatico; strong comeback

US cyclist Chris Horner’s second place finish at the week-long Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday must be difficult to swallow, even after his remarkable comeback from a career-threatening crash at last year’s Tour de France.

The 40-year-old RadioShack cyclist, who lives in Bend, Oregon, lost the overall lead and the championship to Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali in the final 6-mile individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto.

Nibali (Liquigas) had battled to within 6 seconds of Horner on Monday. …

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Wiggins wins Paris-Nice; Horner leads Tirreno-Adriatico

British cyclist Brad Wiggins won the Paris-Nicebike race in France on Sunday while American Chris Horner, left, continued to lead the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy.

Wiggins, the Team Sky cyclist who had led the 8-stage race since the second day, dominated throughout the race …

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US cyclists ready to pounce at two Euro bike races?

US cyclists are figuring prominently in two week-long bicycle races currently playing out on the continent — Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.


At the Paris-Nice, Levi Leipheimer (left, Omega Pharma-Quick Step) is still within 10-seconds of the overall leader as he sits in 3rd place overall after Stage 6.

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Around the world bicycle race begins in London

Nine endurance bicyclists rolled out of London on Saturday for the first-ever around-the-world bicycle race.

Just two days after leaving, the cyclists on the World Cycle Racing Grand Tour already are spread across western Europe; one is in Morocco. A 10th cyclist departed from the Isle of Man.

They're seeking to complete their globe-girdling rides by the July 27 start of the Olympics Games in London. Perhaps they'll set a Guinness World Record along the way.

Originally, the race was conceived by Vin Cox, a British cyclist …

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