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Goodbye, Paul

Tributes from Paul Sherwen's friends and colleagues have swept the cycling world. But Paul's impact…

Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic: The race to the final corner, under lights

He appeared through the darkness and into the light of the final corner. The speed…

Preview: USA CRITS under the lights in Oklahoma City

Power, floodlights, and tons of food trucks. The three-day Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic is jammed…

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic: A snapshot of American crit racing

Sketchy. Chaotic. Fast. The morning after the 2018 USA CRITS Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, terms like…

Athens Twilight Criterium: More than a bike race, it's an experience

"I'm pretty good at bunny hopping my bars." It's just past midnight, the murky hours…

Preview: USA CRITS series opens with a street party at Athens Twilight

The streets of downtown Athens, Georgia, become a block party. Fireworks in the parking lot,…

USA CRITS season preview: Criterium racing, American style

Elbows out. Bicycle bumper cars. Leaning on your best friend and your worst enemy at…

A dream come true: Larry Warbasse returns to Vuelta as US road champion

"Holy shit. Holy shit. Holy shit." Two simple words ran through Larry Warbasse's mind as…

American Ben King on maturing, giving back, and a new beginning with Dimension Data

He began with “I was happy with the Vuelta,” and ended with silence, a soliloquy…

Americans Gaimon and King, a pair of Cannondale-Drapac riders uncertain for 2017

As the 2016 road cycling season nears its end, with the world championships just a…

In the autumn of his racing career, Jeremy Powers still looking for World Cup podium

Over the past few years, U.S. national cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers has become the face…

Commentary: Three years after his Vuelta win, Chris Horner is still racing. But why?

With the Vuelta a España underway, it's worth remembering that just three years ago, American…

After 'steady diet of hard WorldTour racing,' Reijnen makes Grand Tour debut at age 30

Drenched in sweat, and covered in filth from the haze that encased the Salt Lake…

Riding the rollercoaster: Days after broken collarbone, US champ Greg Daniel finalizes jump to WorldTour

At the recent Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the peloton was screaming towards the…

Sources: Colorado, Virginia seek to host new UCI stage races in 2017

Two new UCI stage races for the United States are being planned for 2017, in Colorado and Virginia,…

Photo Gallery: 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

The Leadville Trail 100 is a race for the professionals who take the start, but for…

FireRoadies! WorldTour riders get wake-up call at Leadville 100 MTB Race

An orange glow from the rising sun lit the sky and awoke the locals of…

WorldTour pros showdown at Leadville 100 mountain bike race

This weekend, a handful of pro roadies are swapping the sound of smooth rubber on…

With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye

First came the joy, as he threw his arms into the air, energizing the crowd.…

Adrien Costa: A mind that moves mountains

He sits down in the plush armchair, but instead of leaning back, he leans forward…

Why the Tour of California’s move to WorldTour could be bad for US cycling

On Tuesday afternoon, cycling’s governing body, the UCI, abruptly announced the 2017 WorldTour calendar. The…