They are so many Lycra-clad Mr. Bills, plunging earnestly forward, oblivious to the cruel fate that we, the audience, know in our bones awaits them. Such is the fate, it seems, of all Tour de France breakaway riders. The escapees are allowed to ... SI.com, 1 month ago
The question from this year's Giro d'Italia is no longer whether Levi Leipheimer can cling to enough of his early-season form to win the centenary edition of this storied grand tour. That verdict came in last Monday. On the final, obscene climb of ...SI.com, 1 month ago
Two weeks before the start of the 96th Tour de France, 1,870 days after his last pro victory, Lance Armstrong soloed to first place in the Nevada City (Cal.) Classic, a brief but brutal 40-lap circuit in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Asked afterward ...SI.com, 1 month ago
It's always pleasant to poke a bit of fun at CSC-Saxo Bank, with its Outward Bound-like team-building exercises, mandated by director Bjarne Riis , an earnest Dane with a slightly checkered past. But the truth is, they're a class bunch. Davis ...SI.com, 1 month ago
Photo: Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour of Romandie, Paris-Nice and the Criterium du Dauphine this year, is favored to win the 2012 Tour de France. The 99th Tour de France begins Saturday in Belgium, where the riders will spend three days ...SI.com, 1 month ago
Judging by his celebration at the finish line on Saturday -- a sort of modified Tiger fist pump before returning his hand to the bar -- Brad Wiggins was happier to see his teammate win the stage than he was to take the overall lead in the race. ...SI.com, 1 month ago
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