After nearly five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.
At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who looks like the fastest man on two wheels.
When they sit down late this afternoon for the ritual they call the "apero" meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks the French still won't know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year.
Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage 2 at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed. They came from the race's riding wounded.
Lance Armstrong made himself the uninvited guest at the Tour de France on Friday, coming back to haunt the 100th edition of the race and infuriating riders past and present by talking in a newspaper interview about doping in the sport.
Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly Stage 1, and assumed the overall race lead on Sunday in the Amgen Tour of California.
The Capitals protected their rights to Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey in Tuesday's World TeamTennis draft of marquee players.
Lance Armstrong said Wednesday that viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Lance Armstrong must make a full confession under oath not just an admission in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey if he wants authorities to consider lifting his lifetime ban from sports, the director of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday.
The annual Nite Brite Bike Parade in east Sacramento has been canceled.
For the second year in a row, the Sacramento region has been shut out of the Amgen Tour of California, organizers announced Tuesday.
Freeport Boulevard near C.K. McClatchy High School is the latest city street headed for a "road diet."
The city of South Lake Tahoe has been awarded a grant to replace a section of a bike path that serves as a key link between various neighborhoods and the city's business district.
California bicyclists will not be banned from using their cellphones after all.
Penn State trustees took no formal vote, but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president's acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
For Bradley Wiggins, it's time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France.
Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home.
Crashes, falls, fractures: Bradley Wiggins has seen it all. Now add tacks and nails to the list. Still, nothing can break his stranglehold on the Tour de France.
David Millar, a reformed "ex-doper," won a stage at the Tour de France on Friday, saying his victory is proof riders can win cleanly.
Bradley Wiggins kept the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. Keeping his cool was another matter.
Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.
The city of Sacramento will be testing a new concept in bicycle parking beginning today and continuing for three weeks as part of the annual "May Is Bike Month" campaign.
Participants in this year's NorCal AIDS Cycle, a 330-mile bike ride to benefit HIV/AIDS organizations, raised $300,000, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
Dutchman Robert Gesink won the difficult seventh stage of the Tour of California on Saturday to take a 46-second lead in the overall standings into today's largely ceremonial final leg.
BIG BEAR LAKE Sylvain Georges of France pedaled to a long solo win, and Dave Zabriskie maintained his overall lead Friday with a main field finish in the mountainous Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Thousands of commuters are expected to pedal to work today around the Sacramento region as part of Bike to Work Day.
After riding and crashing and periodically winning bike races around the globe for a decade, Tom Danielson had had enough. He realized he'd likely do better if he could see where he was pedaling.
An eight-mile stretch of Scott Road will be closed to vehicle traffic Sunday so that bicyclists and walkers can enjoy some of the prettiest country in Sacramento County.
A detour will be in place for a one-mile section of the American River Parkway bike trail beginning at 9 a.m. today to allow for trail repairs.
The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame announced its first Legends Gran Fondo will take place in Davis on May 6.
Cycling teams at the Tour of Qatar welcomed the end of a U.S. federal investigation into Lance Armstrong, saying Sunday they hoped the seven-time Tour de France champion finally could move on with his life.
Access to the Pope/Baldwin Bike Path in South Lake Tahoe, adjacent to Highway 89, will be restricted temporarily for the next 10 days.