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  1. Endurance sports - Tour de France connections to World War I run ...

    Jim Caple

    The 1914 Tour de France coincided with the events that triggered World War I, and several Tour riders -- including three former champions -- were lost in the ensuing fighting, something this year's Tour will honor in its early stages, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  2. Endurance sports -- Bradley Wiggins is excited to return to the T...

    Jim Caple

    Former Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins is back stateside for the Tour of California, excited for the race and embracing his new role on Team Sky, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 2013 Tour de France -- Caple: There's nothing on the Tour quite l...

    Jim Caple

    There are higher climbs. There are steeper climbs. There are more grueling climbs. But there is no better climb at the Tour de France than the Alpe-d'Huez, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  5. 2013 Tour de France -- Caple: Five rules to follow when wearing b...

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple doesn't want you to be guy on bike who stands out for all the wrong reasons, so here are five rules to follow when wearing bike shorts

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  6. 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
  7. The (possible) Lance Armstrong transcript!

    Jim Caple

    Can't wait to see just what Lance Armstrong admits in his interview with Oprah Winfrey? Don't worry. Playbook has gotten ahold of the transcript. [The interview opens with OPRAH sitting on a couch in a hotel room in Austin, Texas.] OPRAH: Hello...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. espnW -- Why you should get out there on National Bike to Work Da...

    Jim Caple

    If losing weight, improving your general health, saving fuel costs and just having fun aren't reasons enough, there is further encouragement to get in the saddle for National Bike to Work Day, and every day: some of your favorite athletes do it.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012