Baby Daddy Goes Off Course At Tour

Barloworld's South African sprinter Robert Hunter received special permission from Tour de France officials to leave the Tour Thursday to go and see his wife and new baby at home in Switzerland. Hunter, who won his first Tour stage in 2007,…
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McEwen Picks Valverde For First Maillot Jaune

Silence-Lotto's sprinter Robbie McEwen has tipped Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde as the likely winner of Stage One, and with the absence of a prologue time trial at the 2008 Tour De France, the rider crosses who the finish line first…
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Tour Mania Blog: The Current State of Affairs

It's tricky, this 2008 Tour de France. I spent years and years being absolutely obsessed with the Tour, from my nine, full, Prologue-to-the-Champs Tours with ESPN and ABC Sports and one Tour working with ASO on their international TV show,…
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Team Garmin-Chipotle Announced in France

Jonathan Vaughters announced the new, two-year title sponsorship with Garmin today at the Tour de France as well as the new team name, Team Garmin-Chipotle (formerly Slipstream-Chipotle). The new kits, worn by David Millar at the press…
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Paris-The City Of Rental Bikes?

We had heard about Velib (the revolutionary rental bike program in Paris) from Tim Blumenthal at BikesBelong and I was really anticipating seeing a affordable, accesible, rental bike system integrated into the large city of Paris.
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USA Cycling announces 2008 U.S. Olympic Team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 1, 2008)-USA Cycling announced today 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, including all 16 men's athletes across the disciplines of road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and bicycle…
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Rasmussen: Two Year Suspension

Almost one year after his summary ejection from the Tour De France while wearing the Maillot Jaune, the Montecarlo cycling federation has handed 34 year old Danish rider Michael Rasmussen a two year suspension for missing out-of-competition…
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Time-Sport’s Paris Showroom

Time-Sport's opened up a Paris Showroom on the famous Avenue de La Grande Armee, last November and has welcomed riders from around the world to visit, test ride a new bike, try out some wheels or pedals or just look around the elegant…
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Vail Cancels Colorado Stage Race

VAIL, Colorado-In a move that's unprecedented for the Vail Valley Foundation, the organization has been forced to pull the plug on the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic road bike race scheduled for August 22-24,…
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Valverde Leads Caisse d’Epargne at 2008 Tour

Freshly minted Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde to Caisse d'Epargne at the 2008 Tour de France this year, with team speedster Rojas left home. In 2007, Valverde was sixth overall in the Tour, 11 minutes behind winner Alberto Contador.…
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Cunego Leads Lampre For Tour De France

2008 Amstel Gold winner and 2004 Giro d'Italia champ Damiano Cunego will lead Team Lampre team at the Tour de France. Cunego can count on '08 Giro podium man Marzio "Bruss" Bruseghin, solid Sylvester Szmyd and climbers Marco Marzano and…
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Tour Talk & Winning Tips With Jeff Spencer

Just days before the 2008 Tour de France kicks-off, I got together with Jeff Spencer for an upcoming interview and to plan an afternoon ride at the Rose Bowl. "I gotta tell you," said the doctor who oversaw eight Tour de France victories…
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