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Why We Love the Tour

We celebrate all that makes it the world’s greatest race—from the immortal riders and iconic climbs to the scenic grandeur and the sprawling, rolling carnival that surrounds it. Allez!<p><b><br>What It's Like:<br>To Wear the Yellow Jersey</b><br>"Once you get the jersey, boy, you never want to let it go. Once I lost it …

Cycling for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

So you're ready to start riding seriously for the first time? In this adaptation of a book destined to become a novice's bible, the owner of a renowned bike clinic outlines exactly how to get started.<p><b>Positioned for Success</b><p>If you're new to road biking, you may feel on your first rides as if your …

The technology of Paris-Roubaix

Brace Yourself

3 simple exercises to help you ride stronger<p>Riding all day nearly always exposes your weakest link, which for most riders is the core. "The core area—that's your abs, lower back, obliques, hips and glutes—helps transfer power to the pedals, as well as stabilize the rider on the bike," says national …


Kittel wins stage 2 of Dubai Tour after Cavendish's train derails

DUBAI (VN) — Marcel Kittel left no doubt Thursday with an impressive stage 2 victory in his first major showdown against Mark Cavendish at the Dubai …

Pro Bike Gallery: Nairo Quintana's Canyon Aeroad CF

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …