Saturday May 11
Climbing up the cycling ranks
Tejay van Garderen is no different than any professional cyclist. He welcomes the competitive obstacles inherent in the sport - steep mountain climbs, high-speed descents and pedaling for hours on windy, exposed country roads.
Vande Velde returns to Giro to defend Hesjedal's title
In August 2012, moments after winning the USA Pro Challenge and eight weeks before beginning a six-month offseason suspension, American Christian Vande Velde was faced with a major life decision - end his career on a high note, or continue on in the inevitable aftermath of his sworn testimony to USADA, in which he admitted to doping during his time ... (more)
Hesjedal returns with confidence, bolstered squad for Giro defense
Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has arrived to Naples, Italy, this week surrounded by a strong, purpose-built Garmin-Sharp team that is bent on delivering the Canadian to Breschia in pink in three weeks' time.
Wiggins: "It was easier to spit out from the tent than spit into it"
Bradley Wiggins has admitted to the Sunday Times that comments he made at the 2010 Tour de France undermining Floyd Landis' credibility when he revealed the extent of the doping programme in place at the US Postal Service team "look really stupid now." Wiggins raced with Landis' former teammates David Zabriskie and Christian Vande Velde at Garmin, ... (more)
Howes' path to the Giro goes through the Ardennes classics
Last year in his rookie season, the Coloradan rode in breakaways at both Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold Race to announce his arrival at the elite of the peloton.