The Strangest, Hardest Stage Race Of The Cycling Season Is Here And It's Going To Kick Ass

Among cycling’s three longest and most important stage races of the season, the Vuelta a España has always been the odd Grand Tour out. The Tour de France is the sports’ grandiose showcase bid for mainstream attention, while the Giro d’Italia’s extravagant pageantry and deep history have positioned it as a worthy…

Lawson Craddock's Brave, Broken Ride For Dead Last Is What The Tour De France Is All About

Less than 100 miles into the 2018 Tour de France, disaster struck American rider Lawson Craddock. TV cameras didn’t capture precisely what happened, but with around 80 kilometers left in Stage 1, Craddock emerged behind the peloton bloodied and bruised after hitting a water bottle and falling during the feed zone. He…

The Tour De France Tried To Kick Chris Froome Out, But He'll Start The Race Anyway

Chris Froome will take the start line when the Tour de France kicks off at Noirmoutier-en-l’Île on Saturday, thus ending the thorniest bureaucratic scuffle cycling has seen in years. The three-time defending champion’s participation in the race has been uncertain for the entire season, but after a dramatic weekend…

Italy's Most Beloved Cyclist Rode Hard, Died Young, And Might've Lost His Career To A Rigged Drug Test

It makes sense that Marco Pantani remains Italy’s most beloved cyclist 14 years after his death. Italy is one of cycling’s most vibrant strongholds, and like Brazilian soccer fans, the tifosi demand not just mere victory, but style. Vincenzo Nibali’s snoozer of a 2014 Tour de France win is fine, but his iconic solo…

Enjoy Chris Froome's Stunning Attack At The Giro d'Italia Now, Because It Might Get Taken Away

This is a season of purgatory for four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome. In a normal year, the British rider would be gearing up to defend his three straight yellow jerseys and tailoring his entire season around the Tour, as he’s done every year since he became a contender. However, Froome failed a drug test…