The host cities for the first six of seven stages for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge were announced at a press conference in Aspen this morning along with news of a fan-vote contest to determine the course for the final stage, which will end in either Denver or Golden. "For 2014, we have a great combina ... More >>
There was a major profanity on page one of yesterday's Denver Post -- sort of. In news boxes all over the city, attentive folks looking at copies of the print edition saw the words "s hit record" above the fold. But it's not as if the remaining copy editors at the paper somehow missed a bold print ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sean FowlerFood trucks have been the signature food trend in Denver for the past year, but across the Atlantic Ocean a Colorado native is mastering an entirely different kind of mobile gastronomy. Sean Fowler, formerly the chef at Cucina Leone and Ranelles, mans a mobile kitchen and cooks tea ... 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 >>
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 >>
CafféOn Saturday night, the building at Eighteenth and Pearl in Boulder that now houses both Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale was a frenzy of gastronomic activity: Both restaurants seem to have hit their post-expansion stride. And when we stopped by for a little Barbera, we also got a ... More >>
Rueben's Burger BistroThis isn't scientific, but we're willing to bet that the most watched sporting event in Boulder isn't the Super Bowl or the World Series. Rather, we'd put a sizeable sum on it being the Tour de France. When it's time for the Tour, it's impossible to escape--coffee shops ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Thinking of imbibing some adult beverages tonight? Here are three events where the drinks are bound to be refreshing and delicious: The Blending Cellar, 946 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts a Tour de France Wine Tasting, a ride through the French wine appellations for each segme ... More >>
A Flickr photo.If you failed to sign up for the Tour of BoulDurango, take a moment tonight to cry into your beer -- and say farewell to the bikers who were savvy enough to register in time. Don't worry; there's plenty more happening in town, including wine walks, Kyle's Brew Fest and much mor ... More >>
This week in culinary news, Breckenridge Brewery celebrates its anniversary, different venues around town offer Tour de France specials, Le Central launches a Wednesday night crepe special through July -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Tuesday, July 6: Le Central, 112 East 8 ... More >>
"No hitting!"A Denver blogs trifecta: Jon at Bronco Talk notes that the Colts' Dwight Freeney can't wait to hit Tim Tebow. Pick on someone your own size. The raod's been rough for Boulder's Garmin-Transitions at the Tour de France, writes 5280's A.J. Vicens. Face the State's Brad Jones thi ... More >>
A Flickr photo"What's the Tour de France?" asked the guy who picked up the phone at the Celtic Tavern. "I don't know what that is, but I'm sure if you come in and ask, we'll turn it on," said a young woman who answered the phone at Big Game. Cycling enthusiasts are likely already aware of ... 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 >>
At 5 p.m. tonight, Z Cuisine, 2239 West 30th Avenue, hosts the last installment of the Z Cuisine Wine Tasting Series, which has followed the Tour de France. This final leg will take you from the wine varietals of Tonnerre through Annecy, Alsace and Savoie, and finish in Paris. The price is $4 ... More >>
Enjoy a plethora of pulled pork at Steuben's.While the year draws to a close, you can find something special at just about every one of your favorite foodie spots, plus sign up for charity events that will help kick 2010 off to a great start. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, December ... More >>
All roads lead to Breckenridge this week.
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 >>
If you eat at Piatti, the Italian restaurant at 190 St. Paul Street, today and mention that you're dining to support SAME Cafe, Piatti will donate 20 percent of your bill to SAME, the pay-what-you-can restaurant profiled on the cover of Westword in February. For reservations at Piatti, call 303-32 ... 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 >>
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