Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)

2:30pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Sports

Cycling Team Defends American Chris Horner After Win In Spain

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 3:40 pm

American cyclist Chris Horner celebrates winning Spain's Vuelta bicycle race Sunday. Anti-doping officials say that Horner, who at 41 is the oldest ever to win one of cycling's top events, was not at the hotel drug testers visited.
Jaime Reina AFP/Getty Images

The cycling team of Chris Horner, the 41-year-old American who won Spain's Vuelta bike race on Sunday, says the racer followed the rules in telling doping officials where they could test him. And Monday afternoon, U.S. doping officials agreed that Horner had done his part to allow surprise out-of-competition testing.

Conjecture over Horner's victory in the three-week Vuelta a Espana grew after drug testers couldn't find him at a team hotel in Madrid on Monday morning. His team says the officials went to the wrong hotel.

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11:59am

Sun September 15, 2013
Sports

'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record

British cyclist Graeme Obree, 48, celebrates setting the land speed record for prone cycling at the International Human Powered Vehicle track near Battle Mountain, Nevada.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Cyclist Graeme Obree, 48, has set a new world speed record for prone bicycles, as the man known as the Flying Scotsman topped 56 mph during a session at the just-completed World Human Speed Championships, held at Battle Mountain in the Nevada.

Pedaling with his nose less than an inch away from the front wheel of his custom-built, smooth-skinned bike, Obree finally succeeded Friday, after early runs failed to break the record of 54.9 mph set by Steve Ball in 1983.

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6:51am

Mon August 26, 2013
USA Pro Challenge

Aspen Cyclist Wins Pro Challenge

Originally published on Sun September 8, 2013 2:09 am

Elise Thatcher

The USA Pro Challenge finished up in Denver on Sunday. After a week crossing Colorado, competitors in the international bike race made several laps in the heart of Denver. In the end though, it was a far different finish than a year ago.

It was a moment three years in the making. After two near misses, pro cyclist Tejay van Garderen finally clinched the yellow winner’s jersey.

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4:47pm

Sat August 24, 2013

Sunday's USA Pro Challenge Denver Road Closures

Lead in text: 
Denver once again serves as the final stage of the USA Pro Challenge. As always, there will be closures in the downtown area. To help you plan accordingly here's the list of closures and times.
Source: Denver
The race will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. and end at approximately 3:45 p.m. The course begins and ends at Civic Center Park and includes an “out and back” along 17th Avenue, a loop within City Park, a section on Speer Blvd. and through Larimer Square before returning to the Civic Center Park area.

6:58am

Sat August 24, 2013
USA Pro Challenge

Inside the Peloton: The USA Pro Challenge from a Team Car

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 11:14 am

Elise Thatcher

All week, the USA Pro Challenge has flashed across TV, computer, and mobile screens… thanks to a film crew on motorcycles. Now we bring you what it’s like to be, literally, in the middle of the peloton. On Stage 2 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher rode in a team car with the Champion System pro cycling team.

  

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