March 25, 2005 |
The launch of the Tour of California, an eight-day, 700-mile road cycling race modeled after the famed Tour de France, will be announced today at the Home Depot Center in Carson between sessions of the Track Cycling World Championships. Executives of AEG, the international cycling federation (UCI) and USA Cycling will outline the concept for the race, which will take place early next year on a route to be determined.
November 5, 2001 |
Question: My 8-year-old son, Blake, is a real bike enthusiast. He rides his bike year-round--rain or shine--to school, and although my husband and I have offered to enroll him in soccer, basketball, baseball or any sport of his choice, he's adamant about cycling. I try to nurture his enthusiasm by taking him to skate parks where he can practice and play on the ramps, but there's no instructor or coach around to help out. Where can we take him to learn more about cycling as a sport?
June 15, 2012 |
Kristin Armstrong was blazing fast when she won the Amgen Tour of California women's time trial last month in Bakersfield. She was, as Phil Keoghan, host of Amazing Race and owner of a women's cycling team, said, "racing a different race. " And less than two weeks later, while competing in a stage race in her hometown of Boise, Armstrong, 38, took a hard fall and broke her right collarbone. For a moment, Armstrong thought her third chance at the Olympics was over. She won a gold in the time trial four years ago in Beijing.
June 30, 2005 |
Tom Danielson was a mountain biker. Now he's a road racer, a member of the U.S. Discovery Channel team, a teammate of six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and grateful to America's iconic bike racer. "Shortly after I switched to road racing," Danielson said, "I got a chance to meet Lance. He sat down and talked to me for a long time, told me he thought I had potential and pretty much opened up my eyes to what I can do. It was such an honor. It kind of changed my life."
January 23, 2008 |
The Amgen Tour of California cycling race, which begins Feb. 17 in Palo Alto and ends Feb. 24 in Pasadena, will carry out doping controls more stringent than those used at the Tour de France last summer.
July 24, 2005 |
While Lance Armstrong pedaled across France for the last three weeks, Doron Kochavi trained six days a week, circling the Rose Bowl for hours and mounting grueling climbs on Angeles Crest Highway. Sixteen years ago, Kochavi's 4-year-old son, Ari, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Today, Ari is 20 and his father is one of 24 cyclists preparing to ride alongside Armstrong in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope -- a cross-country relay that begins Sept. 29 in San Diego.