Vic Torres

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Jens Voigt Sets New Hour Record with 51.110 Kilometer Distance

<b>PRESS RELEASE:</b> Jens Voigt has put the Hour Record back into the headlines Thursday evening in Grenchen, Switzerland in front of over 1600 fans at the …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Jens Voigt to Attempt Hour Record

The recently retired 42-year-old sets his sights on one of cycling's biggest challenges<p><b>PARIS, September 3, 2014 (AFP) —</b> Don’t look now, but just when you thought that Jens Voigt was retiring, the 42-year old German announced that he had one more goal as a bike racer.<p>On September 18, the German …

Knock Out Knee Pain

Protect your knees with these four tried and true training tips.<p>"Patellofemoral Syndrome in cycling results from the undersurface of the knee cap rubbing too hard and for too many repetitions against the femur, grinding away the smooth cartilage on both," says Brian Prax, a physical therapist based …

Velo List: The top 10 technical innovations of all time

Italian authorities open homicide investigation into Pantani’s death

MILAN (VN) — A new investigation into the possible murder of Italian cyclist Marco Pantani took a step forward on Wednesday when Italy’s public …

The Beauty of the Tour de France

The 2014 Tour de France’s second week brought brilliant sunflowers, verdant vineyards, first-time victories, and awe-inspiring fights to the finish. Here are some of our favorite photos.<i>—Words and photos by James and Ella Startt</i>

Breakaway Battle

Riders live or die by the long attack at the Tour de France<p>There may be no more familiar sight in bike racing than the breakaway, the rider or riders who boldly jump ahead of the peloton in a race’s opening kilometers and attempt to steal a victory.<p>The break is a time-honored part of bicycle …

How to Prep and Maintain Your Bike for Rainy Rides

A WorldTour mechanic shares five things you should know about bike prep and repair for wet rides<p>Getting the most out of your bike in wet weather often requires a few tweaks, says longtime Orica-GreenEdge mechanic Craig Geater. Here’s how he tunes and maintains his team’s bikes on rainy days.<p><b>Drop</b> …

I Got Caught at the Line

Frankie Andreu recounts the heartbreak of almost winning a stage at the Tour de France<p>I’ve raced nine year’s worth of Tour stages and most of them blur together. It’s a blend of cities and roads that have made it hard to remember one stage from another. But I’ll never forget the last stage of 1994 …

Grinding Through the Pyrenees

The 2014 Tour de France rode three of its hardest stages through the Pyrenees. Nibali was untouchable, but few racers fared nearly as well.<i>—Words and photos by James and Ella Startt</i>

Best of the 2014 Tour de France

Between bad weather and harrowing routes, the 2014 Tour never lacked for action. Here are our favorite shots from the 21-stage race.<i>—Words and photos by James and Ella Startt</i>

Eight Tour de France Winners You May Have Missed

There’s more than one way to go big at the Tour<p>With 21 stages, four jersey competitions, a daily prize for the Tour’s most combative rider and best team, and the final general classification in Paris, there are 149 opportunities for riders or teams to step onto the podium during the Tour de France. …

Run Five Minutes to Gain Three Years

Study finds that five minutes of running a day can lower risk of premature death and add years<p>Running for as little as five minutes a day can lower the risk of dying prematurely, according to a study published in the <i>Journal of the American College of Cardiology</i>.<p>Researchers from across the country …

Insanely Fast: Tour de France Bikes

Bicycling reviews five bikes from the 2014 Tour de France<p>These five bikes have been nipped, tucked, shaved, shaped, and reinforced in the pursuit of speed—and all of them were raced during this year's Tour de France. Some climb ethereally, others slip seamlessly through the wind, one even has a bit …

The Sweetest Ride

When the going gets tough—eat some waffles<p>Rita Jett pushed through the crowd of cyclists with our newly filled water bottles pinned between her forearms and her body, her free hands clutching something I could not immediately make out. "Have you tried the waffles?" she said. She had the look of a …

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Fignon Wonders if Drug Use Caused Cancer

France's Laurent Fignon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week. The two-time Tour champion is unsure whether drug use during his career played a role.<p>June 14, 2009<p>Paris, France: Just one week ago Laurent Fignon sat quietly at a party celebrating the 50th birthday of an old friend, a …

A Second Chance

Greg LeMond will be our American cycling hero now, as he probably always should have been<p>This past weekend, while the gossipy world has spun its cranks at 180 revolutions per minute about Lance Armstrong, while people who have never even watched a bicycle race have been outraged that Lance is a …

The Impossible Redemption of Jonathan Boyer

Does the best thing you do in your life make up for the worst thing you've ever done? This cycling hero—and convicted felon—might get closer to an answer than any of us.<p>The child molester prays before every meal. He offers thanks for his friends, and the food he is about to eat, and the wonderful …

The Truth Hurts

Putting Armstrong and his legacy into perspective<p>I was out riding a barren road south of Austin, Texas, when I got the text from editor-at-large Bill Strickland: Lance wants us to stop by. Just 90 minutes later, I was touring Livestrong HQ with the only man to win seven Tours de France. It was two …

Not Riding It Right

Missing the important moves sometimes can be shrugged off—but missing authenticity can't<p>To stay with the group, Bobby and I had already crossed five or six fault lines just before they split wide open, one or the other of us each time sensing something in the clicking gears, and changing cadences, …

The Italian Job

The old-world values that define the component maker Campagnolo make it so beloved by the faithful that they describe it as a soul instead of a brand.<p>This is a fable about emotion, but it starts as a business story. For the past half century the Italian component maker Campagnolo and its chief …

Regarding Eddy Merckx

We were determined to solve the inevitable, essentially unknowable mystery of what made this quiet, unassuming son of a shopkeeper into the greatest cyclist of all time. So we just asked him.<p><b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from …

Oakley Launches Heritage Sport, Lifestyle, and Tour de France Collection, Shares Original Design Sketches

All-New Jamis Renegade Carbon Adventure Bike Looks to Crush the Tushar. Again.

Jamis’ sponsored pro Tyler Wren successfully crushed the Tushar in 2012 aboard a prototype carbon fiber Supernova disc brake ‘cross bike, which was …