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Trentin Wins Sprint into Nancy

The peloton in stage 7 of the Tour de France, 2014. (ASO)

Peter Sagan lost today’s sprint into Nancy by mere centimeters to the Italian born rider Matteo Trentin who may have had some people saying Matteo who?, in a finish so close that it at first race organizers thought Sagan was the winner.

Lars Boom Triumphs Amid Rain and Cobbles of Stage 5

Lars Boom took off in the final kilometers to win the stage. PHOTO: ASO/ Papon

Organizers of the Tour are always looking for a little diversion from the same-old when they put together the Tour routes, but their choice of this route became increasingly controversial as the day wore on. The senseless carnage of today’s race, and the resulting defection by the top rider Froome, is sure to send reverberations through the tour organizer, A.S.O.’s management for a long time after the Tour is finished.

Amy Dombroski Mourned After Training Crash in Belgium

October 4, 2013–By Jen Benepe The international cycling community is reeling after the death of Amy Dombroski who died in a training crash in Belgium yesterday morning. The 26-year-old Dombroski was killed by a truck while doing her training workout…

UCI Professional Race Tour Schedule

Below is the schedule for all the big European professional bike races this year, all of them held under the auspices of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Tourists and fans are allowed to travel to parts of these races and…

Ride the Cobblestones on Vinegar Hill

March 22, 2013 OPINION, By Jen Benepe A recent post in the Brooklyn Paper has unfairly stigmatized neighborhood activists who have gathered a petition to prevent the building of a bike lane through their historic district. The article points to…

Lemond in Bid for Top UCI Post

Greg Lemond, the man who was the first American to win multiple Tour de France races says he is vying for the top post at the International Cycling Union. In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde about whether he was prepared to…

Leipheimer Dropped from Team

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team has fired Levi Leipheimer after learning of his confession to doping as part of the Lance Armstrong investigation. Acting as Armstrong’s teammate for five years at the United States Postal Service, Astana and RadioShack teams,…

Eddy Merckx’s Cycling Life Revealed

A new book about Eddy Merckx, the infamous racer that dominated his generation so much that his tag name was the Cannibal, has hit the book stores. Written and compiled by Ron Reuman, Stephan Vanfleteren, Jan Maes, and Frederik Backelandt “Merckx…

Phillipe Gilbert’s Injury

  By Jen Benepe, July 4, 2012 Posted on his Twitter account, check out the injury that Phillipe Gilbert, BMC Team sustained in stage 3 of the TDF 2012. Nasty. Don’t forget how well Gilbert did in last year’s Tour…

TDF 2012 Stage 3: Predictions

Stage three is guaranteed to have a breakaway from the start, with a question mark for the winning rider. One reason, though the first half of the 197 km stage that passes onto French soil is mostly flat, at 95…

TDF 2012 Stage 2: Cavendish Freelances to Finish

In characteristic missile fashion Mark Cavendish won the final sprint for his 21st Tour de France victory, and his first stage for 2012. The Manx Missile answered all questions about who could win a freelance sprint, and in delicious irony,…

TDF 2012: Cancellara wins Prologue

Fabian Cancellara, the Swiss time trial champion and overall time trial specialist was expected to win today’s prologue being held in Liege, Belgium, and so he did with a crushing seven-second win over the second best time set by Bradley…