Boonen wins Tour of Flanders; Hincapie #7

Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen must have used his home field advantage Sunday as he won the one-day Tour of Flanders classic in Belgium, reports VeloNews.

Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team rider George Hincapie finished seventh, about one minute behind.

Boonen, a …

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Cycle Zydeco is movin' and groovin'

The 4th annual Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour is spinning through Louisiana's Cajun Country this weekend.

The Daily World reports 350 bicycle riders showed up for the 200-mile fully supported tour that starts in Lafayette and ends in Grand Coteau on …

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New doping allegations against Lance Armstrong

(Updated April 3) A former aide to Lance Armstrong claims he found a banned substance in the cyclist's Girona, Spain, apartment in early 2004, according to court papers filed in Austin on Thursday.

An Associated Press story reports that Armstrong and the aide, Mike …

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Bicycle trails springing forth

New bicycle trails — or plans for new trails — are blooming across the country this spring.

The Seattle Times reports a section of the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County will be opened on Saturday. It's just one of the …

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Lance Armstrong speculation begins again

Six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong announced after Tuesday's Paris-Camembert bicycle race that he would hold a press conference before the Tour de Georgia, which begins April 19.
An announcement about an announcement. What does Lance want to tell us? Here's a short list:

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Lance Armstrong finishes in Paris-Camembert chase group

Lance Armstrong is nudging closer to the podium in this spring's bicycle races.

The 6-time Tour de France winner finished in a chase group just behind winner Laurent Brochard in today's Paris-Camembert.

The 37-year-old Brochard, of France, won the 124-mile …

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Spinning those bicycle pedals

Are your legs sore after these spring bicycle rides? It might not be that you're too out of shape. Fitness experts encourage cyclists to use smaller gears and keep a high cadence while they ride, especially now that your body is recovering from its winter doldrums.

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New York cops: “Drop that bike!”

New York City is continuing its crackdown on cyclists who ride en masse through the streets on the last Friday of the month. At the latest critical mass rally, Associated Press reports, police in the Big Apple arrested 37 …

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American cyclists: Julich #1 in France and Hincapie #6 in Belgium

Americans Bobby Julich and George Hincapie had strong showings on Sunday; Julich winning the Criterium Internationale held in France and Hincapie finishing sixth — just behind the winner — in the Brabantse Pijl bike race in Belgium.

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Tour of California — Cycling's next big race?

Organizers of the Tour of California want it to become the next Tour de France, not the Tour de Trump. Plans for an eight-stage cycling race, with $35 million in backing from the organizers, to take place next February were announced Friday.

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