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Ocycler essay: Lance Armstrong is leaving the bike behind. But where's he going?
Lance Armstrong signs a poster for a fan in May of 1997, the same day he talked to Ocycler Dana Tims about his battle with cancer and his hopes to return to cycling.
The Modesto Bee
Levi Leipheimer announces retirement from cycling
American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team.
Tejay van Garderen knows two things: He's favored and he's marked in California
The day before the Amgen Tour of California commenced, pre-race favorite Tejay van Garderen wasn't showing much of his hand, downplaying expectations and noting the weight upon his BMC Racing team's broad shoulders.
Lake County Record-Bee
CLHS rider competes with Olympian Leipheimer in Enduro
Eight hours is a long time to ride a bike ... unless you happen to be on the same team as an Olympic medalist such as Levi Leipheimer.
Revolving door of Tour riders
Riders retire. Teams fold. A rival one year is a teammate the next Santa Rosa resident Levi Leipheimer will not compete in the Tour of California this year, the first time he has missed the race.
Tour of California history
The finish line: Landis, the first Tour of California champion, capped his fourth day in the leader's jersey cruising in the lead pack through the 123.1-kilometer Redondo Beach Circuit course while his Phonak teammates controlled the field.