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  1. Cycling needs to face its history and future -- honestly

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Cycling couldn't escape its history at this year's Tour de France and is wheeling into the future with contradictions and ambiguities. All the more reason why it needs some honest additions.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2007
  2. Tainted Tour's final stage heavy with symbolism

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Cyclists are rolling into Paris on Sunday, and perhaps symbolic of their doping-tainted Tour, they ride by the Chatenay-Malabry lab where tests are conducted.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2007
  3. Contador latest Tour leader to feel the heat

    Bonnie DeSimone

    No one is doubting Alberto Contador's talent, but the Discovery rider is finding life as the Tour leader a little more daunting.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2007
  4. Suh, Jacobs in Paris to research Vinokourov's case

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Alexandre Vinokourov and his Astana team, forced out of the Tour de France after Vinokourov's initial positive test for a banned blood transfusion, have retained the two lawyers defending 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis against doping charges.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2007
  5. Tour's openness is its greatest strength, and weakness

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Professional cycling is in public spaces. It's chaotic and edgy, thrilling and petty, full of arcane etiquette, rife with ego and political infighting, and often dysfunctional -- never more so than in the past 48 hours.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2007
  6. Millar 'gutted' as cycling history repeats itself

    Bonnie DeSimone

    When word got out that Alexandre Vinokourov had tested positive for a blood transfusion, cyclists weren't immune to the familiar news. Just ask David Millar.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2007
  7. A great day of racing still shrouded by veil of suspicion

    Bonnie DeSimone

    There was Michael Rasmussen's exchange with Alberto Contador at the end of Stage 14 and the Tour leader's continuing refusal to discuss the allegations against him. But there is a bigger communication breakdown at a higher level.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2007
  8. Who will teams ride for? Only the Pyrenees will tell

    Bonnie DeSimone

    With some unexpected hopefuls rising from the ashes at the Tour de France, teams now face the toughest question heading into the mountains: who are they riding for?

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2007
  9. Rasmussen leaves media, officials scratching their heads

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Michael Rasmussen was at the center of another Tour de France controversy Friday and the latest allegations created more theater, and questions, in France.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2007
  10. Stapleton: 'We can't protect these guys from themselves'

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It was all sprints and strategy Wednesday at the Tour before word got out about Patrik Sinkewitz's flunked drug test. It's a sad commentary for yet another team owner that must face the reality of a doping culture.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2007
  11. CSC brings cycling, new hope to these troubled kids

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Team CSC already is making its mark at the Tour, but the club also is leading a strong cause off the road as young South African riders take on France.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2007
  12. Discovery's Leipheimer still in the Tour game

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Despite a difficult mountain stage, Discovery Channel team leader Levi Leipheimer stayed with the other overall Tour de France contenders, and his chances to reach the podium are the best ever.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2007
  13. Dysfunctions, doping in cycling shouldn't create disillusionment

    Bonnie DeSimone

    With its doping scandals and other controversies, professional cycling is careening down a path of disillusionment for those who follow the sport. Instead, contributor Bonnie DeSimone suggests, cycling deserves our attention and scrutiny as never before.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2007
  14. Tour de France awash in doping questions, controversies

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It's two days from the Tour de France prologue, and race organizers know some fans might be tuning out this year, critical of doping controversies and questions about great rides of years past. As contributor Bonnie DeSimone writes, those involved with the Tour -- riders, team owners and directors -- were peppered with doping questions Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2007
  15. Discovery Channel team searching for its next identity

    Bonnie DeSimone

    With the start of the 2007 Tour de France in view, the lone U.S. cycling team in the Tour -- Discovery Channel -- still must find a new primary sponsor, deal with the larger doping issue facing cycling and find a way to get Levi Leipheimer to the podium, writes contributor Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2007
  16. Lines blur when science meets cycling

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It would be easier on everyone if what came out of the Floyd Landis doping arbitration hearing could be quantified somehow, but as contributor Bonnie DeSimone writes, closure remains elusive -- for everyone involved in the case against the 2006 Tour de France winner.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2007