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  • 2012 Giro d’Italia U.S. TV schedule

     
    Universal Sports Network has live and taped coverage of cycling's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) May 5-27, with coverage of all 21 stages. The Giro is one of cycling's three Grand Tour races, along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Many...
  • Check It Out: Roll into library for bicycling books

    Last weekend, Alberto Contador of Spain won his third Tour de France in the last four years. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, last year's runner-up, finished second again, only 39 seconds behind the winner. Lance Armstrong, in what appears to be his final...
  • Lance Armstrong calls second stage of Tour de France ’surreal’ (Video)

     
      Rainy weather and horribly slick roads played havoc with the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday, a race day that American Lance Armstrong called “surreal.” The conditions resulted in dozens of falls — including one by seven-...
  • VIDEO: Contador apologizes to Schleck; Armstrong fails in bid to win Tour de France stage

     
    Alberto Contador has apologized to rival Andy Schleck for the way he took over the lead in the Tour de France during Monday's 15th stage of the race. The apology was posted on a YouTube video in which Contador says in part: “Maybe I made a mistake....
  • Tour de France: Lance Armstrong's last stand almost succeeded

     
    Ever since Lance Armstrong crashed at the worst moment at the start of an Alps climb nine days ago, and lost nearly 12 minutes to the lead, he immediately faced the reality that he would not win. He also immediately......
  • Contador fends off Schleck challenge as Tour de France victory nears (video)

     
    Andy Schleck won a mesmerizing two-man battle with Alberto Contador to the summit of the Col du Tourmalet but Schleck's hopes for a Tour de France title all but vanished when he was unable to erase any of his eight-second deficit to the defending...
  • Contador wraps up 2nd straight Tour de France victory (updated story, videos)

     
    Spain's Alberto Contador locked up his second consecutive Tour de France victory by topping Andy Schleck in Saturday's time trial and increasing his overall lead with only Sunday's ceremonial ride into Paris remaining. Schleck entered Stage 19 trailing...
  • Schleck says he still has card to play as Contador nears Tour de France victory

     
    Andy Schleck says he still has a card up his sleeve, but the reality is it will take a miracle for him to win the 2010 Tour de France. Overall leader and two-time winner Alberto Contador of Spain still holds an 8-second advantage over Schleck heading into...
  • Contador wraps up 3rd Tour de France title (updated story with videos)

     
    Alberto Contador rode triumphantly into Paris on Sunday to wrap up his third Tour de France title, Mark Cavendish won his fifth stage of the 2010 race and Alessandro Petacchi held on to win the green jersey of the top sprinter in the only major...
  • Tour de France TV numbers tumbled after Armstrong did the same

     
    Lance Armstrong may not have fared very well in the recently completed Tour de France but he did prove he's still a big drawing card when it comes to television viewers. According to Nielsen ratings numbers, an average of 456,000 viewers watched the 21...
  • Tour de France winner Contador will leave Astana team

     
    Alberto Contador, fresh off his 2010 Tour de France victory, will be looking for a new team next season. The Spanish rider, who wrapped up his second consecutive Tour title and third in four years on Sunday, announced in Madrid he had rejected a...