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Pissing Tour de France Rider Calls Peeping Cameraman A "Fucking Wanker"

Highlights are hard to come by at the Tour de France. Cameramen are always on the lookout for weird little moments, like Taylor Phinney playing one of those weird shell helmets like a drum or Alejandro Valverde reading the newspaper. However, sprint genius Mark Cavendish stopping for a pee break isn’t exactly the best…

Mark Cavendish Is Back To Kicking Everyone's Ass At The Tour De France

Sprinters don’t tend to have long peaks in cycling. For every Erik Zabel or Robbie McEwen who dominates the Tour de France for half a decade, you have bushels of Thor Hushovds and Alessandro Petacchis—who win one points competition and a decent amount of stages, but never hold onto the crown of “World’s Best Sprinter”…

On The First Day, The Tour De France Featured These Two Crashes

The opening stage of the Tour de France was a wild one. The feared crosswinds of northern France did not split up the race and produce time gaps between general classification contenders like they did last year. Heavy winds can make it impossible for riders that come unmoored from the peloton to fight their way back…

French Cyclist Will Miss The Tour De France After Punching Out Rude Drunks Who Tried To Fight Him

Most professional cyclists are—by the standards of the alpha sportsman—not particularly intimidating. Descriptors you could use to describe pro cyclists range from “waif-thin insect person” to “cut, scrawny, and sunburnt.” However, French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni defies this, even if he’s 5-foot-9, 146 pounds.

An Interview With Lael Wilcox, the First Woman to Win the Brutal 4,000 Mile Trans Am Bike Race

Last week, Lael Wilcox became the first woman to win the Trans Am Bike Race, a grueling, 4,200-mile slog that takes cyclists from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. In addition to offering no prizes, the race is totally unsupported, meaning the participants are responsible for carrying everything they need—from…

The Tour De France Is Using French Nuclear Tech To Stop Motorized Doping

The professional cycling season stretches from January to October, across every continent, but only one race achieves any kind of crossover into the mainstream sports world. The Tour de France, which starts this weekend at Mont Saint-Michel, accounts for over 80 percent of the annual TV exposure for teams involved,…

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Report: Cycling Official Covered Up Motorized Doping At The Tour De France

According to a report broadcast by French TV station Stade 2, the UCI (cycling’s governing body) obstructed a police investigation into mechanical doping during the 2015 Tour de France. French police had received tips from multiple sources that two cyclists had been using illegal motors in their bikes during the early…

Cyclists Headbutt Each Other A Bunch In The Middle Of A Race

The Critérium du Dauphiné started yesterday, and it’s the first time most Tour de France contenders will get to gauge each other’s forms after a long spring spent either training in secret Canary Islands training camps or scattered about lesser early-season stage races. Sunday’s prologue was a time trial, so it was…

The Rio Olympics Velodrome Is Just Never Going To Get Built, Huh

The run up to the Rio Olympics has been marred by concerns over Zika virus, a political meltdown, a massive doping crisis, crumbling infrastructure, and a bay filled with human shit. The list of problems is so long and populated with strange issues that it’s easy to overlook another, far more typical fuck up: the Rio…

Pro Cyclist Reportedly In Coma After Getting Run Over By Motorcycle During Race Again

All season long, professional cyclists have been run getting over by motorcycles during races. 25-year-old Belgian Antoine Demoitié died after getting run over during Gent Wevelgem, a stalled out motorbike caused a harrowing pile-up in Brooklyn last month, and Stig Broeckx was hospitalized after a medical moto ran…

Pro Cyclist Crashes Spectacularly Into Snowbank, Costs Himself Biggest Race Of His Life

Steven Kruijswijk took a three minute lead into the the final weekend of the Giro d’Italia—the second-biggest stage race in the world after the Tour de France—which looked like a fairly safe lead over Colombian sparkplug Esteban Chaves and mopey Sicilian Vincenzo Nibali (another minute and a half behind Chaves). Both…