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  1. HTC-Highroad cycling won't operate men's team after this season

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The California-based HTC-Highroad cycling team fell short in its search for a new title sponsor and will cease operating its men's team at the end of this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  2. Giro d'Italia: Alberto Contador's Giro appearance may still be de...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alberto Contador's presence will alter the equation in any stage of the Giro d'Italia, but the fact he's even participating in the race leaves an uneasy feeling.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  3. Alberto Contador case sets bad precedent for anti-doping 'adjudic...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alberto Contador's potential one-year ban and stripped Tour title will be regarded by many as just another downer of a day in cycling, but the more significant issue is the failed anti-doping "adjudication" system in this case.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  4. 2011 Tour de France: New challenges in race route, but old questi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The 2011 Tour de France route was unveiled Tuesday in grand fashion, and the backdrop for the announcement was again marred by more questions.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2010
  5. Alberto Contador suspended; Bonnie Ford raises key questions abou...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's positive test result for clenbuterol raises conflicting information and speculation about cycling's credibility and the anti-doping system itself. We try to separate fact from fiction.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  6. Alberto Contador holds news conference to address reports of a po...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tour de France winner Alberto Contador held a news conference Thursday to address reports of a positive drug test.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  7. Tour de France: Spain's Alberto Contador wins his third Tour in f...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Some may point to one defining moment that tipped the Tour scales. But any Tour win is a three-week effort that requires mastering multiple hurdles. This year was no exception.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  8. Tour de France: Alberto Contador edges Andy Schleck in time trial...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alberto Contador edged Andy Schleck to all but seal a third Tour win, and Saturday's time trial could be remembered as a tipping point in what looks to be an enduring rivalry.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2010
  9. Tour de France: Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck will again duel...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Eight seconds. That's all that separates Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck. So it's only fitting that "the race of truth" will again decide the Tour. Here are some memorable time trials from Tours past.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  10. Tour de France: Andy Schleck wins last mountain stage, but Albert...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Everyone was anticipating Thursday's mountain duel between the yellow jersey and its challenger. But Alberto Contador held on to his lead over Andy Schleck because he chose confirmation over confrontation.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  11. Tour de France: To wait or not to wait? That was the question sur...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The friendly rivalry between two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck veered into nasty territory Monday. Why? Because Contador challenged an entrenched taboo in European cycling to go after the man in yellow under certain circumstances.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  12. Lance Armstrong has stronger team around him for Comeback 1.2, bu...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    If 2010 is truly it for Lance Armstrong, he has planned his finale well. He'll have a base that is perfect for him with Team Radio Shack. But he'll have the same nemesis come July -- defending Tour champion Alberto Contador.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  13. Tour de France: Time-trial results could determine final Tour sta...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins and Andy Schleck have some catching up to do in Thursday's time-trial stage if they hope to contend for a podium position at the Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2009
  14. Tour de France: Bonnie D. Ford answers five key questions as the ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Entering the homestretch of the 2009 Tour de France, ESPN.com's Bonnie D. Ford answers key questions facing leader Alberto Contador and teammate Lance Armstrong as the race heads to a sprint finish Sunday on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  15. Tour de France: Alberto Contador seizes control of Tour de France...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alberto Contador lived up to his billing as the most explosive climber in the world, taking the Tour lead by 1 minute, 37 seconds Sunday. Even Lance Armstrong had to acknowledge he couldn't keep up.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2009
  16. Tour de France - Pot primed to boil as Lance Armstrong, Alberto C...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    With teammates Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador sitting 2-3, respectively, behind Tour leader Fabian Cancellara, there is quite the storm brewing heading into Friday's crucial Stage 7.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2009