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  • Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

    Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]
    According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers,...
  • Annapolis team has Pippa Middleton in rearview mirror in Race Across America

    Annapolis team has Pippa Middleton in rearview mirror in Race Across America
    In its trek to reach Annapolis from California, an Annapolis cycling squad was slightly ahead of a team that includes Pippa Middleton — sister of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge — late Thursday as they took part in the 3,000-mile Race...
  • Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade

    Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade
    For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...
  • Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France

    Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France
    Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals. At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic...
  • Bits & Pieces: Atholton inducts four new members to Hall of Fame

    I have to stop reading these depressing articles and books about some of today's professional athletes who turn out to be less than advertised. When I was a teenager, I had dozens of sports idols—from the late Bill Sharman, to Roberto Clemente and...
  • Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum

    Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum
    Lance Armstrong tried to shed his serious public persona Saturday in Ellicott City by poking fun at the elephant in a room about half-filled with triathletes: his lifetime competitive sporting ban. His host, Brock Yetso, president of the Ulman Cancer...
  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for July 8, 2013. Andy Murray's Wimbledon win had far more interest than usual for a Sunday topic, while associated searches also did well on Google. Meanwhile, the search engine was itself a trending topic...
  • An icon smashed

    An icon smashed
    The International Cycling Union's announcement today that it was stripping superstar athlete Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles over charges of illegal doping effectively ended one of the most celebrated sports careers in recent memory....
  • After nearly 3,000 miles, record-breaking bike ride ends in Annapolis

    After nearly 3,000 miles, record-breaking bike ride ends in Annapolis
    Somewhere on a lonely road in Kansas, about halfway through his 2,989.5-mile bicycle trek across the United States, Christoph Strasser, a 30-year-old former bike messenger, made a decision. He wouldn't simply win the Race Across America, the famously...
  • Note to Lance: Winning isn't everything

    Note to Lance: Winning isn't everything
    Lance Armstrong has been rightly condemned for cheating. It takes skill, raw talent and extreme drive just to complete the Tour de France. However, to use unlawful measures to win it takes a complete unraveling of one's moral compass and a breakdown in...
  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • Fans crave what cheating provides

    Fans crave what cheating provides
    As a longtime fan of bicycle racing — I was on the finish line in Paris in 1986 when Greg LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France — I followed Lance Armstrong's career with intense excitement as he took cycling from the...