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  1. Endurance sports -- Carmen Small's road to Paris is marked by cha...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Carmen Small's journey toward La Course by Le Tour de France has taken her from a home affected by addiction to a job as a math teacher to being a caretaker for her two nieces, with her athletic obsessions competing for time all along, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. 2014 Tour de France -- Andrew Talansky talks about his worst day

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Andrew Talansky, who withdrew from the Tour de France spoke with ESPN.com senior writer Bonnie D. Ford about his dramatic day in the saddle.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  3. Tour de France - Historic attrition has left the race wide open a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After weather, cobblestones and crashes have thinned the list of Tour de France favorites in historic fashion the door is open for dark horses to assert themselves, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  4. Andrew Talansky faces for Tour de France expectations

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The photographs taken immediately after the finish of the Criterium du Dauphine in the French Alps don't betray whether Andrew Talansky is agonized or ecstatic. His face is reddened and contorted in a way that could be a grimace or a joyous release. ...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  5. 2013 Tour de France -- Tejay van Garderen balancing expectations ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tejay van Garderen has learned to balance the weight of expectation that comes with newfound success in cycling. Now, with a newborn daughter and a major stage race win on his resume, the American has a new perspective heading into this year's Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  6. Tour of California -- Tejay van Garderen wins, but what now for T...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tejay van Garderen's win at the Tour of California says a lot about the "Next Big American Stage Racer" label he's been wearing for quite some time. It also creates quite the dilemma for his BMC team heading into the Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  7. Australian Open - Roger Federer reveling in memorable win over Jo...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga can be impossible to contain at times. That's what makes Roger Federer's five-set win so impressive.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  8. Ex-USADA chief Terry Madden affirms 'gift' solicitation of Lance ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Terry Madden confirmed Saturday that "one of Lance Armstrong's closest representatives" contacted the agency in 2004 and offered to make a six-figure "gift" -- an offer that was immediately rejected, Madden said.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  9. Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey about doping his t...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    By force of lifetime habit, Lance Armstrong is still trying to shape his own narrative, Bonnie D. Ford writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  10. Lance Armstrong still part of ongoing USPS investigation

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Lance Armstrong's legal woes are far from over on several fronts, including an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, the longtime title sponsor for his cycling teams and once inextricably linked to his racing success.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  11. espnW -- Samantha Davies' Vendée Globe dream ends too soon

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Samantha Davies' dream of winning the solo around-the-world Vendee Globe sailing race came to a sudden end Thursday, but her family knows the skipper will "bounce back quickly."

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  12. espnW -- The Vendée Globe gets into blood of skippers

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The emotions were complex on the departure dock at the Vendee Globe. The skippers inspire confidence; their talent and resourcefulness are beyond dispute.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  13. espnW -- The Vendée Globe is Samantha Davies' solo odyssey

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New mom Samantha Davies faces three months of solitude and danger as the lone woman in the Vendee Globe, the only solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing race.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  14. 2013 Tour de France: Uncertain road ahead as iconic race turns 10...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    There is no sport with a bigger credibility fight on its hands than cycling, and no event where genuine romance coexists so uncomfortably with hideous reality than the Tour de France, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  15. UCI upholds USADA's ruling against Lance Armstrong, but it can't ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The UCI upheld the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, stripping Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, but the organization cannot escape blame for its role in the scandal.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  16. Ford: Book by former Lance Armstrong teammate and friend by turns...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    In "The Secret Race," over and over, Tyler Hamilton's message comes through: Doping hid in plain sight during the Lance Armstrong era. Cheating occurred on such a massive scale, in such mundane packaging, that it receded into the landscape and became almost invisible.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012