Let's be clear: If you threaten to kill someone, you're a schmuck. But what if you threaten to kill someone for persecuting a guy who turns out to be totally guilty? Does that make you a double schmuck? A triple schmuck? A schmuck to the power of schmuckiness? We'll let you do the math in the cases ... More >>
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 >>
"If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go?" became a central question for Mike Dion after the success of the Denver-based filmmaker's 2010 film, Ride the Divide. That question became the tagline for his next film, Reveal the Path, which took Dion and some of the world's top mounta ... 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 >>
The Denver Wheel Club 404 officially opened for business this week, with a theme echoing a distant Denver: In the 1890s, when bicycles outnumbered people, there was actually an upscale club called the Denver Wheel Club.
Lori MidsonThere's a reason why Dave Query, the brains behind the Boulder-based Big Red F Restaurant Group, generates so much respect: The restaurateur, who owns West End Tavern, Zolo Grill, Lola, Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, Bitter Bar and three Jax Fish locations is, quite si ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... 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 >>
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 >>
Sean Fowler.How do you fuel the world's best cyclists for the premier race on the planet? No, not with steroids. At least that's not the approach of Colorado native Sean Fowler. One of Fowler's jobs after leading kitchens at Cucina Leone and Ranelles in Denver is as the team chef for Garmin-C ... 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.
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 >>
The wine will be flowing this week, at events ranging from Grand Junction's VinCO 2011 to the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. But there's more on Colorado's culinary plate this week: everything from workshops, to dry-sausage and hog-slaughtering events. Here's a taste:
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 >>
A Flickr photo.This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, July 12: The City of Aurora offers a kids' co ... More >>
Dr. Bob Breedlove, who died during the 2005 Race Across America. California filmmaker Stephen Auerbach had his work cut out for him when he decided to make a documentary about the Race Across America four years ago. Although well-known in elite biking circles, RAAM may be the most undercovered and ... More >>
Matt Kowal is happy about being fat.
Young American hopefuls are driven to become Formula 1 race heroes.
Andy Pruitt's drive has pushed sports medicine into high gear.
Despite a time-out for terror, 2001's roster was full.
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
Professional snowboarder Chris Klug carves his way back to the top of the mountain.
Aurora's Office of Community Development is not a happy home.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
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