April 1, 2013 – Colorado Springs – USA Cycling, the governing body for competitive cycling in the U.S., announced today that they have been purchased by NASCAR, the auto racing conglomerate.
Utah, with its stunning canyons, high altitude and cycling-friendly terrain knows how to produce world-class cyclists.
January 7, 2013 – Salt Lake City – The one-of-a-kind “Crusher in the Tushar” – the road/dirt bicycle race through Utah’s Tushar mountain range – promises to be as challenging and unusual as it has been in its first two editions, race organizer Burke Swindlehurst said as field size and depth increases for 2013. […]
When I was approached to review the movie, “The Levi Effect: The untold story of Levi Leipheimer”, directed by Frank Matson (Race Across the Sky) and brought to us by Bikemonkey, I thought to myself, “…what effect?”
How did the bomb that was dropped by the United States Anti-Doping Agency impact guys like Levi Leipheimer, a long-time teammate of Armstrongs? What would happen to David Zabriskie, a Utah native who has established himself as one of the world’s best time trialists? Both confessed to using banned performance enhancing drugs and methods as part of the investigation into Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Service team.
For Lance Armstrong – the no-longer 7-time winner of the Tour de France and once the poster child for succeeding against all odds – the crumbling of his empire came after years of denials and more than 1,000 pages of evidence compiled by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
To most, Lance Armstrong was a cyclist — a 7-time Tour de France winner. To millions more, however, Armstrong is hope. He represents – or, perhaps, represented – hope that cancer was not the end. That the disease did not have to mean all was lost.