The world championship three-peat may belong to Canada's Patrick Chan, but the Friday night spotlights illuminated two men who are out to upset the established order.
Tour de France winner Alberto Contador held a news conference Thursday to address reports of a positive drug test.
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.
Despite its midmarket venues and scheduling quirks, nothing brings out the national loyalties and exceptional tennis of today's top players like Davis Cup competition.
Levi Leipheimer doesn't have the backstory of fellow Americans Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, but he is a survivor in a different way. Leipheimer is a low-key and canny survivor in the volatile world of professional cycling.