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Sacramento to stage 2014 Tour of California start?

Tour of California stage finish in Modesto, California.

After a two-year absence, Sacramento is a strong candidate to return as a host city and potentially as the overall starting location for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Repeated calls to the Sacramento Sports Commission and Sacramento Visitors and Convention Bureau officials regarding the city’s plans for the race have no been returned. Rumors Sacramento would be returning to ... Read More »

The Lance Armstrong Lie in film announced by Sony Pictures

A documentary on Lance Armstrong will be released later this year

Movies about Lance Armstrong have been discussed for many years with Matt Damon to Matthew Mcconaughey starring in the lead role. None have materialized and Armstrong hasn’t said much about the project for years. Rumors of two Hollywood movies about the disgraced cyclist have recently circulated, including JJ Abrams’ direction of a film based on an odd circumstance — an ... Read More »

Tour de France: Forget cyclists, cars have huge daily peloton

Tour de France team car from decades ago.

It’s not often viewed in television coverage, but the caravan of thousands of vehicles that progress each day from stage to stage in the Tour de France is as staggeringly complex as the race. Construction crews’ 18-wheelers, race officials’ cars, sponsors’ VIP cars, media cars and motorcycles, team cars, law enforcement fleets and thousand of fans’ cars and motor homes. ... Read More »

Tour de France: Double trouble looms as L’Alpe d’Huez awaits

The infamous switchbacks of L'Alpe d'Huez

The most famous and infamous Tour de France climb begins in Bourg d’Oisans, a base camp for mountain tourists, sporting extremists and mineralogists. For professional cyclists, the city represents one thing: It’s the beginning of the 9.6-mile, 3,800-foot climb to L’Alpe d’Huez, the mountaintop gateway to the Alps. While brief compared to all-day road affairs, the fastest riders who challenge ... Read More »

Tour de France commentary, stage 16: Is Chris Froome clean?

Chris Froome (Sky) won the 100th Tour de France

Six stages of the 100th Tour de France remain and if Chris Froome’s four-plus minute lead seems safe, well fine. But with the exception of the night-time finish of stage 21 in Paris — the celebration of the three weeks — the five remaining competitive stages include three stages in the Alps and those include a handful of HC climbs. ... Read More »

Tour de France 100 commentary: Where’s Stuart O’Grady?

Tejay van Garderen won the Tour of Cailfornia and USA Pro Challenge in 2013.

The remaining four-rider American contingent at the Tour de France — Brent Bookwalter and Tejay van Garderen of BMC, and Tom Danielson and Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Sharp have all had their difficulties. That’s the Tour. Van Garderen and Danielson have both finished in the top-10 overall, but won’t get anywhere close this year. Bookwalter has been the team rider he ... Read More »

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