May 20, 2013 |
SANTA ROSA - Tejay van Garderen rode his bicycle into a hotel meeting room Sunday as if he were corralling a bucking bronco. He reared the cycle up on its back wheel and slammed it down during a well-earned and well-deserved celebration. Van Garderen, a 24-year-old from Bozeman, Mont., took hold of the eighth Amgen Tour of California on Friday by winning the time trial in San Jose; kept his grip Saturday by not faltering on the climb up Mt. Diablo; and by Sunday he might as well have stopped and sampled some of the products at the wineries that dotted the countryside along the 80.7-mile final stage from San Francisco to Santa Rosa.
August 1, 2012 |
SURREY, England -- Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is having quite a summer, and his British compatriots got to share in his joy on Wednesday. Wiggins, the Tour de France winner, won the men's Olympic time trial by covering the 44-kilometer course that began and ended at Hampton Court Palace in an impressive 50 minutes, 39.54 seconds. It was the fourth gold and seventh Olympic medal overall for Wiggins, making him the most decorated Olympian in British history. Crowds lined the course and roars broke out at the finish line as Wiggins earned the second gold medal of the day for British athletes.
August 1, 2012 |
SURREY, England — Some of the women who sat upon a throne at Hampton Court Palace, a residence favored by King Henry VIII, met unhappy ends. Some of the cyclists who perched on the cushioned thrones set up Wednesday outside the stately building had happier fates: They got Olympic medals. Kristin Armstrong of Boise, Idaho, earned a place among cycling royalty by winning her second consecutive women's time trial gold medal, a remarkable feat considering she retired after the Beijing Games, had a son in 2010 and broke her collarbone in May as her comeback was gaining steam.
May 20, 2011 |
Friday's stage: It was time-trial day, a 15-mile circuit in Solvang. For the first time in race history there was also a women's time trial. Winners: Dave Zabriskie broke a course record held by fellow American Levi Leipheimer, who finished second. The women's winner was Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. Leader's jersey: Chris Horner of Team RadioShack lost 36 seconds from his overall lead but managed to hang on to first place with two stages left. Quote of the day: Looking ahead to Saturday's mountaintop finish at Mt. Baldy, Zabriskie said, "[Saturday is]
May 18, 2011 |
Wednesday's stage: This was the first climbing stage, featuring a hilltop finish at Sierra Road above San Jose after an 81.8-mile trip from Livermore. Winner: Chris Horner of Bend., Ore., and team RadioShack, left his teammate and three-time winner Levi Leipheimer behind with a late attack. Andy Schleck, 2010 Tour de France runner-up, finished second, more than a minute behind Horner. Leipheimer was fourth. Horner is having plenty of late-career success. At 10th, he was the top American at last year's Tour de France.
September 15, 2010 |
The federal civil fraud case against Countrywide Financial Corp. founder Angelo R. Mozilo and two other former company executives has grown far too complex to be tried in the three weeks allotted by the federal judge hearing the litigation, the defense says. U.S. District Judge John J. Walters in Los Angeles should instead allow eight to 10 weeks for the trial, lawyers for the defendants said in a filing Monday. The filing says the Securities and Exchange Commission, which brought the lawsuit, intends to call 22 witnesses and to introduce 2,000 documents as exhibits at the trial, scheduled to begin Oct. 19. That compares with an estimate of 10 to 12 witnesses made in November by John M. McCoy III, the head SEC lawyer on the case, said the attorneys for Mozilo, former Countrywide President David Sambol and former Chief Financial Officer Eric P. Sieracki.