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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

How Vincenzo Nibali Attacked A Quaint And Sinister Tour De France

In a Tour De France marred by crashes, hostile weather, and high-profile abandonments, Vincenzo Nibali never fell off his bike. Most riders tend to hit the deck at least once, given the distance and variability involved. The Tour spanned 3,653 kilometers across four countries and dozens of different riding surfaces… » 7/29/14 5:23pm 7/29/14 5:23pm