In August 2010, then-Governor Bill Ritter joined Lance Armstrong to kick off a glamorous new event in Colorado: a bike race originally dubbed the Quiznos Pro Challenge. But as the race revved up for a second round (now under the name USA Pro Challenge), Armstrong took a back-seat role -- and then di ... More >>
Multiple Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong's confession last month about blood doping and performance-enhancing drugs focused new attention on Tyler Hamilton, a former Boulder cyclist and Armstrong teammate who's been pointing the finger at Mr. Live Strong for years. Now, Hamilton is a key wit ... More >>
Hard to believe that just over two years ago, Lance Armstrong was appearing at the State Capitol with then-Governor Bill Ritter to announce the launch of what is now known as the USA Pro Challenge. His association with the race is long over, and so is his credibility following last night's interview ... More >>
Yesterday, we had some fun with a Denver Post page-one typo involving Lance Armstrong, who was said to have been stripped of his Tour de France titles for "systematic hoping." (I made a now-corrected typing error, too. Hilarious!) The item got one of our readers thinking about sports that would requ ... More >>
You thought Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles for systematic doping? Wrong -- at least according to the front page of today's Denver Post. A caption on an Armstrong pic reveals that he was actually punished for "systematic hoping" -- something a lot of us guilty of, frankly. ... More >>
Amid news that Lance Armstrong will quit fighting doping allegations (a move that will likely result in him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles), it's tough to remember that just two years ago, he was the face of what's now known as the USA Pro Challenge, a bicycle race currently thril ... More >>
When it comes to art and bicycles, Ivar Zeile knows how to keep the wheels turning. The owner of Plus Gallery, Zeile -- who was in charge of curating last year's inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike art installation -- is taking the project for another spin, as Colorado again plays host to the i ... More >>
Bike culture rolls strong in Colorado, where every sort of cyclist thrives -- from leg-shaving, spandex-wearing road racers to evening pleasure cruisers. Whether reliving our childhoods or taking it a little bit too seriously, we seem to love everything on two wheels in these parts, so it follows th ... More >>
Cycling nuts can start picking their viewing spots for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge -- and participants now know the full extent of what they will be up against. Yesterday, organizers released full details of the route for this year's race, which will take place Agust 20-26 and lead racers fro ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.As the USA Pro Cycling Challenge proved, Coloradans love their bicycling races. Governor John Hickenlooper hopes to tap into that passion and bring attention to an often neglected part of the state with "Pedal the Plains," which his office announced today. The three-day race ... More >>
Today was supposed to be the big reveal of the host cities for the 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge -- but that list leaked on Friday, in the Denver Post. Still, the event organizers are going to make an event out of the announcement, with a live Internet broadcast at 5:15 p.m. MST today that will ... More >>
Shawn Hunter.As the economy is tanking, how does one generate millions of dollars in revenue? Apparently, put on a free bike race. According to a study by IFM, a global sports marketing firm, the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, held throughout Colorado August 22-28 and won by Levi Leiph ... More >>
This Sunday, August 21, the Deer Creek Challenge will take place in Jefferson County's Deer Creek Canyon -- and in advance of the event, even more bicyclists than usually pedal in the area are training there. But not everyone appears to be welcoming. The Jeffco sheriff's office is investigati ... More >>
Photo by Alex Fenlon, fenlonphoto.com, courtesy Crested Butte Mountain ResortLance Armstrong wins the Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey, qualifies for the 2011 Leadville 100Look out, Leadville 100 competitors: Lance Armstrong is coming for you again after winning yesterday's Crested Butte Alpine O ... More >>
Coat-of-arms wheels: The hippest thing since colorway?It's the most grueling professional bike race ever held on American soil. Beginning in Colorado Springs, winding up along treacherous passes through Gunnison, Avon, Aspen, Vail and eventually to the State Capitol in Denver, the USA Pro Cyc ... More >>
The Race Across America is one of this country's most notoriously grueling bicycle races. Starting on the West Coast and ending on the East, it takes riders 3,000 miles over the course of eight to twelve days. What's more interesting is there are no major cash prizes -- it's all done for the ... More >>
Breck Bike Week just got underway yesterday, but already the town's cycling community is looking forward to Fall: In just 46 days the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (August 22-28) will be off to the races, bringing many of the world's top cyclists to Colorado. Breck is hosting Stage 5 of the eve ... More >>
Tyler Hamilton.Two guys meet up in a bar and exchange a few words. Nobody gets hurt. No reason to make a federal case out of it. Unless, of course, the two guys are Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton. Then the FBI, the AFLD and even TMZ want to know exactly who said what to whom.
Tyler Hamilton.Plenty of people have accused bike icon Lance Armstrong of doping, including Tour De Lance author Bill Strickland. But finger-pointing by Boulder-based Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong's onetime teammate on the U.S. Postal Service Team, has had the greatest impact by far, in part beca ... More >>
New logo.When the former Quiznos Pro Challenge changed its name to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, it didn't sever ties with Lance Armstrong, who joined then-Governor Bill Ritter to announce the race last August. But that doesn't mean Armstrong will very involved, if at all.
Organizers for the seven-day cycling race formerly promoted as the Quiznos Pro Challenge announced big news yesterday: They've rebranded as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and inked a major broadcast deal for 23 hours of race coverage on Versus August 22-28 and two hours of live coverage on NBC ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, who joined Bill Ritter last August to hype the just-renamed Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race, is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his potential use of performance-enhancing drugs. And now, the journalist who's likely closer to Armstrong than any other belie ... More >>
Lance Armstrong and Bill Ritter.There's nothing lamer than a lame duck -- which explains why Governor Bill Ritter tends to get so little attention these days. Today, though, he reminded folks he still exists by hanging with bicycling icon Lance Armstrong during the announcement of the Quiznos ... More >>
Nice doggie.What do you get when you mix Colorado's growing culture of outdoors enthusiasts with the state's dying breed of mountain ranchers? If you're Renee Legro of Glenwood Springs, the answer is a twenty-minute attack during a bicycle race that resulted in hundreds of stitches, not to m ... More >>
Floyd Landis says Lance Armstrong had help living strong.One of the most persistent rumors in cycling involves seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs -- the kind he didn't use to get his Colorado girlfriend pregnant despite his previous c ... More >>
Gindi Cafe, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue #181 in Boulder (in the Peloton's retail area), already has a decent happy hour that runs from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily and includes special pricing on red and white wines, margaritas, martinis and mojitos, plus certain small plates. But they're upping the ant ... More >>
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The Lance Armstrong mystique runs deep. Here's a guy who's conquered testicular cancer and won the Tour de France a jaw-dropping seven times, against all odds, and who now says he's coming out of retirement to try for win number eight. Plus, as far as the local angle goes, he's become a Coloradan ... More >>
Bistro Vendome, the great French restaurant tucked into the side of Larimer Square, will introduce its Stinky Cheese Tour de France tonight. Every week this month, the restaurant is offering a progressive dinner made from regional stinky cheeses of France; if you purchase each course, you're eligibl ... More >>
Is there anything Lance Armstrong can't do? Not only has the 37-year-old cyclist won the Tour de France a gazillion times, but now CNN is reporting that his steady girlfriend, Anna Hansen, is pregnant without the involvement of medical fertility procedures. Quite a feat for the testicular cancer s ... More >>
Critical Mass is a mess to handle.
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While the French fry, champion cyclist Lance Armstrong continues to impress the rest of the globe.
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