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  1. John Klish prepares for upcoming Deaflympics

    Jim Caple

    What Tour de France riders do for three weeks is pretty astounding. But what if they couldn't hear? That's the situation for John Klish, a deaf cyclist who will compete at the upcoming Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria (July 26-Aug. 4). Imagine bikin...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. 2013 Tour de France -- The 100 most significant moments in Tour h...

    Jim Caple

    Compelling. Tragic. Inspirational. Disappointing. Jim Caple's list of the Top 100 most significant moments from the Tour de France are all of the above.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  3. Caple: An inspiring, sometimes naked 2012

    Jim Caple

    Like Jamie Moyer, Peter Parker, the Rolling Stones and the Houston Astros, I turned 50 years old in 2012. While I did not make history by becoming the oldest man to ever win a major league game, nor have another movie about my spider powers released,...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  4. What good comes of Armstrong decision?

    Jim Caple

    Good! The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency finally got that bad, bad Lance Armstrong. Now, I hope they'll finally go after Babe Ruth for all those beers he drank during Prohibition. I am no Lance apologist, but I am an avid cyclist and cycling fan, and fr...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  5. Tour de France: What good comes of Lance Armstrong decision?

    Jim Caple

    Stripping Lance of his titles does far more harm than good. The USADA should have let this one go.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  6. Hammer cycles way to second silver medal

    Jim Caple

    Track cyclist Sarah Hammer's best chance at a gold medal evaporated three years ago when the International Olympic Committee dropped the individual pursuit, the event in which she has been world champion since 2008. "It's my pet event, what I love...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  7. Bausch teaches lessons, wins cycling silver

    Jim Caple

    Dotsie Bausch and her fellow U.S. women's team pursuit riders didn't stand much chance in Saturday's gold-medal race against the British squad, which is clearly the best in the world. But just reaching the final was a minor upset, and that Bausch lat...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Kristin Armstrong queen of cycling at Olympics

    Jim Caple

    Kristin Armstrong, 38 and a recent mother, decided to give the Olympics one more shot, and it worked out that she got to sit on a throne with another gold medal around her neck.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  9. No Olympic medal, but U.S. rider Evelyn Stevens is golden

    Jim Caple

    Evelyn Stevens didn't come close to winning a medal Sunday. But compared to her previous career on Wall Street, the U.S. cyclist feels like she's on top of the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  10. Playbook rides the legendary Alpe d'Huez

    Jim Caple

    ALPE D'HUEZ, France - How steep and grueling is the nine-mile road to Alpe D'Huez? So steep that our rental car did not make it to the top. I'm proud to say that my bike and I did, though. Score that bicycle 1, Opel hatchback 0. Gaining 3,700 f...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  11. 2012 London Olympics -- How cycling helped bring Dotsie Bausch ba...

    Jim Caple

    Just a decade ago, Dotsie Bausch was a runway model caught in the grip of an eating disorder and drug addiction. But through years of therapy, and a newfound love for cycling, she is close to competing in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  12. Alberto Contador ruling gives sport of cycling another black eye

    Jim Caple

    The Alberto Contador ruling Monday proved this point loud and clear: Until there is a long stretch where winners are determined when they cross the finish line, no one is going to take cycling seriously.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  13. Once again, cycling fans forced to question sport's fairness

    Jim Caple

    Apparently, Alberto Contador was able to convince Spanish cycling authorities that clenbuterol is simply one of the ingredients in Heinz 57 steak sauce. The headline and Associated Press story say Contador was cleared of doping Tuesday, but as is ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  14. Young cyclists will rule roads in 2011

    Jim Caple

    When last year's cycling season opened, we were eagerly looking toward Lance Armstrong's final Tour de France, wondering how his rivalry with Alberto Contador would work out. As the 2011 season begins, we're still wondering a bit about...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  15. Cycling: Young riders will take center stage in 2011

    Jim Caple

    When last year's cycling season opened, we were eagerly looking toward Lance Armstrong's final Tour de France, wondering how his rivalry with Alberto Contador would work out. As the 2011 season begins, we're still wondering a bit about exactly how th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  16. 2010 Tour de France: Lance Armstrong riding off into the sunset, ...

    Jim Caple

    Yes, Lance Armstrong is riding into the sunset yet again. But the Tour de France, and the American fans who follow cycling, will be just fine.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010