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  • Ride of Silence to honor Elk Grove cyclist May 1, 2014 11:00 PM
    Cyclists around the world will embark on a “Ride of Silence” May 21 to honor those who have been killed or injured while biking on public roadways. One such ride being planned for the first time in Elk Grove Village will be held in honor of Rosaleen Waters, a village resident struck and killed by a vehicle as she was crossing Higgins Road near Route 53.

  • Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years Apr 22, 2014 10:27 AM
    Lance Armstrong’s longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the verdicts of an American Arbitration Association panel against Bruyneel and two medical staff, completing its lengthy investigation which saw Armstrong banished from cycling in 2012.

  • Schaumburg mayor to lead bike to work event Apr 17, 2014 12:44 PM
    Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson will lead his village’s annual ride to work at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 16 to mark Bike to Work Week. The event focuses attention on cycling as a viable travel alternative while encouraging people to reduce automobile usage.

  • Armstrong provides names in written testimony Apr 10, 2014 2:44 PM
    Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. He insists he didn’t pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret.

  • Contador still leads Basque as Martin wins 2nd leg Apr 8, 2014 5:11 PM
    Tony Martin broke away to win the second stage of the Tour of Basque Country on Tuesday, while overall leader Alberto Contador maintained his 14-second advantage.

  • BG trustees mull bicycle proposal Mar 21, 2014 1:12 PM
    To make its streets more bicycle safe and bicycle friendly, Buffalo Grove could do a little or a lot, said the consultant hired by the village to draw up a plan. Ed Barsotti, the executive director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists, told the village board this week that Buffalo Grove is already well on its way being designed a “bicycle friendly” community, because it already has a great network of arterial roads, side paths and trails alongside the roads. The key to going further, he said, lies with the collector streets, such as Thompson, Brandywyn and Old Checker.

  • Contador wins Tirreno leg, cuts Kwiatkowski’s lead Mar 15, 2014 5:16 PM
    Alberto Contador won the grueling fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race to close the gap on overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski to 16 seconds on Saturday.

  • Armstrong case back in court over bonuses Feb 21, 2014 5:27 PM
    Lance Armstrong’s attorneys say a Dallas company can’t reopen a settlement over millions in bonuses it paid him even though he later admitted to lying about using performance-enhancing drugs. SCA Promotions wants to reopen arbitration over about $12 million in bonuses it paid after three of Armstrong’s Tour de France victories.

  • Cyclist Di Luca banned for life for doping Dec 5, 2013 4:37 PM
    Former Giro d’Italia winner Danilo Di Luca was banned from cycling for life Thursday following a third doping offense, joining Lance Armstrong as one of the highest profile riders to be kicked out of the sport.

  • Elk Grove family gets closure from opening of bike bridge Nov 22, 2013 9:08 PM
    46-year-old Rosaleen Waters of Elk Grove Village was struck and killed by a vehicle in May as she crossed busy Higgins Road near the Elk Grove-Schaumburg border. Now her family members say they have some closure with the opening of a new overpass that connects the northern and southern portions of the Busse Woods trail. “For me, it’s a happy day,” her husband Tony Waters said.

  • Armstrong says UCI head planned doping cover-up Nov 18, 2013 5:07 PM
    Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France. Armstrong told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper in an interview published Monday that Verbruggen insisted “we’ve got to come up with something” to explain his positive tests for a banned corticosteroid.

  • Bike maintenance part of the ride for Aurora man Nov 17, 2013 1:17 AM
    The dearth of sunshine and dry pavement can’t keep Aurora resident Brian Wroblewski from his passion Saturday. Wroblewski has been riding a bike for as long as he can remember. When asked what kind of cyclist he considers himself, he responded jokingly, “Not a very good one.”

  • 5 things to know from world doping conference Nov 12, 2013 4:53 PM
    The four-day summit is the biggest anti-doping gathering in six years. It will culminate Friday with a new anti-doping code being adopted and the election of a new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

  • Door open for Armstrong, anti-doping boss says Nov 11, 2013 4:10 PM
    Lance Armstrong must cooperate fully if he wants to win back some of his reputation and help cycling recover from its drug-stained past, the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said. There has been speculation that Armstrong may seek to lessen his sanction in return for helping USADA’s ongoing investigation into doping in cycling.

  • The rough road to ‘Armstrong Lie’ Nov 8, 2013 9:02 AM
    When Alex Gibney set out to make a movie about cyclist Lance Armstrong’s 2009 Tour de France comeback, the documentarian admits he bought into the hype: The man who’d cheated death was coming back to reign supreme — and clean.“All of us fans wanted to believe,” said Gibney, who directed this summer’s well-received documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” “You want to root for people. That is what sports are all about.”

  • Armstrong loses key ruling in bonus money fight Oct 30, 2013 5:49 PM
    A Texas company is closer to forcing Lance Armstrong to return about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • Kloden retires from cycling Oct 24, 2013 4:13 PM
    German cyclist Andreas Kloden announced his retirement on Thursday after a 16-year professional career that included two runner-up finishes in the Tour de France.

  • 2014 Tour de France will have a bit of everything Oct 23, 2013 4:04 PM
    Tracing a route that could limit the strengths of defending champion Chris Froome, the 2014 Tour de France will rattle over bone-jarring cobblestones, pay homage to World War I battlefields, climb unfamiliar ascents in eastern France and have only one time trial.

  • Racers, hecklers take on Carpentersville Cyclocross track Oct 20, 2013 7:17 PM
    The Chicago Cyclocross Cup, held Sunday in Carpenter Park in Carpentersville, is just as much a social event as it is a race. And a big part of the social element is “heckling,” which is kind of like a Don Rickles routine, composed of equal parts needling and love.

  • Moving Picture: W. Chicago man builds bikes of steel Oct 11, 2013 2:37 PM
    Jeff Smith of West Chicago loves to build bicycles, but nothing like you'll find in a modern bike store. Using steel to create bikes that take the rider back to the mid to late 20th century, he crafts each bike with the patience of an artist. Only building a handful of bikes each year, he refers to each one as a "rolling work of art."

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