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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. 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
  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. 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
  12. Excitement of the Tour de France outlasts any rider

    Jim Caple

    In last week's column on the Tour de France I mentioned that the Tour is an acquired taste. What I didn't mention is that the Tour must also first be acquired. This is much easier since Versus began broadcasting the Tour nearly as often as other ne...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  13. Excitement of the Tour de France outlasts any individual rider

    Jim Caple

    The excitement of the Tour de France lives beyond Lance Armstrong.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  14. Tour de France cyclists overcome crashes

    Jim Caple

    Tour de France riders are among the toughest athletes in sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  15. Darren O'Donnell is bicycling to all 30 MLB ballparks -- 12,000 m...

    Jim Caple

    Darren O'Donnell is visiting all 30 MLB ballparks -- by bicycle.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2011
  16. 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