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  • 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.

  • Feds urge judge to allow Armstrong case to proceed Sep 24, 2013 3:57 PM
    Justice Department lawyers urged a federal judge not to dismiss the government’s fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, arguing the U.S. Postal Service was forever tainted by its sponsorship of his team while he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

  • Palatine Park District to hold first Harvest Moon Bike Ride Sep 15, 2013 4:26 PM
    Palatine Park District and the Bike Palatine Club will host the first Harvest Moon Bike Ride at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, beginning at the Palatine Hills Golf Course, 512 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine.

  • Armstrong returns Olympic bronze medal Sep 12, 2013 3:50 PM
    Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The International Olympic Committee stripped Armstrong of the time-trial medal in January after he publicly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.

  • Judges sides with Armstrong in book lawsuit Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    A federal judge in California sided with Lance Armstrong and the publishers of his autobiographies on Tuesday, rejecting claims in a lawsuit that lies about not using performance-enhancing drugs amounted to fraud and false advertising

  • Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions Sep 4, 2013 9:07 AM
    A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping, including possibly his ex-wife and his attorneys. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holding is seeking the information in its lawsuit to recover $3 million in bonuses it paid Armstrong from 1999 to 2001.

  • Stybar wins 7th stage of Vuelta Aug 30, 2013 4:51 PM
    Czech rider Zdenek Stybar won the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy maintained his overall lead. Stybar broke away with Philippe Gilbert in the final kilometers of the 128-mile stage and edged the world road race champion at the finish line.

  • Morkov wins 6th stage, Nibali keeps lead in Vuelta Aug 29, 2013 4:50 PM
    Michael Morkov of Denmark won the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta after spoiling Tony Martin’s long solo escape in the final miles, and race favorite Vincenzo Nibali maintained the overall lead on Thursday.

  • Elk Grove mayor: Why must we move our bike race? Aug 26, 2013 6:39 PM
    Officials with USA Cycling said they are disappointed with Elk Grove Village’s decision to discontinue the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove because of a scheduling conflict with another top-tier race. But the mayor said it's not his village's fault. "Why are we the ones that are having to move?" Craig Johnson said. "We are not infringing on Utah. They are infringing on us."

  • Horner wins 3rd stage of Vuelta to take lead Aug 26, 2013 4:26 PM
    American veteran Christopher Horner won Monday’s third stage of the Spanish Vuelta to take the overall leader’s jersey, with race organizers saying he became the oldest rider to earn a stage victory in one of cycling’s three grand tours. The 41-year-old RadioShack-Leopard rider broke away on the last uphill climb to win the 107-mile ride from Vigo to Vilagarcia de Arousa in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds.

  • Future Tour of Elk Grove races canceled over scheduling dispute Aug 26, 2013 5:31 AM
    The Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove, the Chicago region's most prominent cycling event, will cease operations because of a scheduling conflict with USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson announced Sunday. "After much thought and with a heavy heart, we are left no alternative but to cease the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove,” Johnson stated.

  • Tejay van Garderen takes USA Pro lead Aug 22, 2013 5:25 PM
    BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead. Acevedo, riding for Jamis-Hagens Berman, completed the 102.9-mile stage from Breckenride to Beaver Creek in heavy rain in 4 hours, 9 minutes, 8 seconds. Van Garderen, the American BMC rider who began the day in fourth place, conceded the stage win to the Colombian but was given the same finishing time. Van Garden took a 4-second lead over teammate Mathias Frank of Switzerland. Frank finished third in the stage, 13 seconds behind.

  • Spanish Vuelta is a race made for climbers Aug 22, 2013 4:23 PM
    Vincenzo Nibali of Italy goes for his second major title of the year when the mountainous Spanish Vuelta begins Saturday. Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain, the other favorite, is hoping to win a grand tour for the first time to round off a long but incomplete career.

  • Swiss rider wins State 2 at Pro Challenge Aug 20, 2013 7:02 PM
    Mathias Frank of Switzerland rode to a three-second win Tuesday in the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge, while Lachlan Morton of Australia finished second to assume the overall lead.

  • Sagan wins 1st stage of USA Pro Challenge Aug 19, 2013 11:09 PM
    Cyclist Peter Sagan continued his stellar season with a two-length win and assumed the lead Monday after the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

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