Cyclist Kicked Out Of Race For Holding Onto Car

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali has been booted from the Vuelta a España after he was caught holding onto his Astana team car and getting towed back towards the front of the race. He was caught in a big crash towards the end of the stage, then got some motorized help to catch back up before the finishing climb.… » 8/23/15 4:01pm 8/23/15 4:01pm

The Best Race Of The Cycling Season Is Here

The Tour De France is, financially speaking, just about the only bike race in the world. Three weeks of traipsing around France accounts for 80% of the annual TV exposure for teams involved. When Thibaut Pinot won Stage 8 of the 2012 Tour, his ride alone brought in $10 million worth of exposure for his team’s… » 8/22/15 10:45am 8/22/15 10:45am

Cyclist Pancakes Into Car In Painful Crash

Irish rider Matt Brammeier was seriously injured when he collided with a car during yesterday’s Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah. I could tell you the timestamp when it happens in the video, but the anticipation is gnarly—and you’ll see it (and hear it) coming before it goes down. And keep watching for the motorcyclist who… » 8/10/15 11:48am 8/10/15 11:48am

An Adult’s Guide To Learning To Ride A Bicycle

The Anna Karenina principle of biking is this: Everyone who learned how to ride a bicycle did so in roughly the same boring way; anyone who made it to adulthood without learning required a unique series of roadblocks, failures, negligence, and procrastination. If you fall into the latter group, congratulations! Your… » 7/15/15 2:20pm 7/15/15 2:20pm

Can Nairo Quintana End Europe's Stranglehold On The Tour De France?

This year’s Tour de France boasts the strongest group of contenders this decade. Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali split the last two Tours in dominant fashion. Alberto Contador, the greatest stage racer of his generation, hasn’t finished a Grand Tour lower than first in over a year. All three are highly decorated… » 7/06/15 3:01pm 7/06/15 3:01pm

Asshole Spectator Grabs Cyclist's Handlebars, Causes Broken Collarbone

Australian cyclist Loren Rowney was in full sprint, gunning for first place at the Molecaten Drentse 8—a race in the Netherlands—when some asshole reached his hand out (seemingly on purpose) and grabbed her handlebars, causing her to spill to the pavement. Instead of possibly winning the race, or more likely taking… » 3/12/15 10:34pm 3/12/15 10:34pm