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  • 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."

     
  • Wheeling naming bike path after first lady of bicycling Oct 9, 2013 8:51 PM
    A wheelchair is not suitable transportation to the dedication of a bike and walking path, says Phyllis Harmon. But supporters will just be glad to see the 96-year old there Friday when they dedicate a Dundee Road path in her honor. The former resident of Wheeling is considered one of the most influential people in the history of American bicycling.

     
  • Young mountain bikers ranked 2nd, 3rd in nation Oct 3, 2013 5:42 AM
    Nathan “Nate” Knowles and William “Will” Darling may be the best of friends, but that hasn't stopped the pair from becoming fierce competitors on the national mountain biking circuit. Nate, 12, of Batavia, and Will, 11, of Vernon Hills, are ranked the second and third, respectively, best cross-country mountain bikers in their age group by USA Cycling.

     
  • IOC receives Armstrong’s Olympic medal Oct 2, 2013 4:22 PM
    The International Olympic Committee stripped Lance Armstrong of the bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games in January after he admitted to doping. After months of delays, Armstrong finally handed back the medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

     
  • New UCI chief wants Armstrong to tell how he got away with doping Sep 27, 2013 5:58 PM
    Cycling’s governing body took another step toward clearing up its doping-tainted past by electing a president who hopes to usher in a new era of transparency. One of his first challenges will be getting Lance Armstrong to come forward and fully explain how he got away with doping for so long.

     
  • Americans aim for road race medal Sep 26, 2013 3:24 PM
    Americans Christopher Horner and Tejay van Garderen believe that have a shot at winning the road race Sunday at the cycling world championships. And with a team strong from top to bottom supporting them, it’s slightly surprising that the U.S. riders are still not considered a major threat.

     
  • Make a cycling “pit stop” in Busse Woods Saturday Sep 26, 2013 6:06 PM
    The Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove will host a Bike Pit Stop from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Busse Woods. Representatives from the group will have a table along the bike trail where they will be passing out lemonade, fitting helmets, filling tires, lubing chains and discussing bike and trail safety with trail users.

     
  • After silver, Wiggins getting back in form Sep 25, 2013 4:14 PM
    It’s not often that a Tour de France winner and multiple Olympic champion needs to learn how to ride his bike again. Yet that’s pretty much what has happened to Bradley Wiggins over the past year.

     
  • Martin wins 3rd straight time trial world title Sep 25, 2013 4:12 PM
    Tony Martin of Germany won his third straight title in the individual time trial at the road cycling world championships with a dominating performance on Wednesday, while Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished a distant second.

     
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