Peter Sagan of Slovakia avoided a bloody, across-the-road pileup to capture a stage for the third time at the Tour de France on Friday while Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland also missed the mayhem to keep the yellow jersey.

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.

Fabian Cancellara gave some joy to his troubled RadioShack Nissan team as the 99th Tour de France began Saturday, winning his fifth opening-day prologue at cycling's premier race in the same Belgian city where he edged Lance Armstrong eight years ago.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

With their parents serving as the sleep-deprived support crew, eight Folsom teenagers finished fifth out of 18 teams in the grueling 3,000 mile Race Across America.

With so many flashy, art-inspired bike racks popping up in and around Sacramento these days, there's a good chance you've overlooked the racks poised to become a force in the industry.

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.

How do you get nine local teenagers – the youngest relay team ever to participate in Race Across America – ready for a 3,000 miles long bike ride?

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.

Robert Gesink, a Dutchman who rides for the Rabobank team, won the Tour of California with a main-field finish Sunday, confirming his place at the top that he had earned by climbing fast up Mount Baldy on Saturday.

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.

Dave Zabriskie won the individual time trial in hot and breezy conditions Thursday to take the Tour of California overall lead with three stages left.

Slovakia's Peter Sagan raced to his event-opening fourth consecutive stage victory in the Tour of California on Wednesday to increase his overall lead to 16 seconds.

Thousands of commuters are expected to pedal to work today around the Sacramento region as part of Bike to Work Day.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won his second straight stage with a powerful and unchallenged sprint and retained the overall lead Monday in Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California.

SANTA ROSA – Peter Sagan overcame a flat back tire with five miles left Sunday to win the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California in a wild sprint finish in downtown Santa Rosa.

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.

Let's assume you're behind in your training, that spring sprung on you before you knew it and you're not as trim and fit as you had hoped.

The Tour of California will bypass previous stops in Sacramento, Auburn, Davis and much of the rest of Northern California this year. But from Bakersfield to Beverly Hills, the nearly 750-mile trek will offer the race's most diverse route.

Steven Tiller, the Sacramento carpenter-turned- designer whose bike storage rack could be poised for big things, has begun the manufacturing process but is still working out many details.

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.

The driver of a small black sedan honked and leaned out his window one recent cold, windy Sunday. "Go ride on the sidewalk!" he yelled.

You don't have to be a pro cyclist with 5 percent body fat, a $10,000 race bike and million-dollar lungs to enjoy the feeling of riding like a pro.

For years, as Lance Armstrong ruled the Tour de France and carbon fiber became the material of choice for racers and recreational riders alike, high-end bikes got lighter, marginally faster and more mass-produced than ever.

A full-time bicycle frame builder and, an occasional competitive age-group rider, Paul Sadoff has spent most of the past 35 years accommodating discerning cyclists.

The simplicity of bike businesses to market and manage, combined with fuel savings and customers' desire to go green, are encouraging expansion and innovative uses for pedal power.

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.

Simple and functional when you ride them, bikes can become a clunky burden when it comes to putting them away.

The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame announced its first Legends Gran Fondo will take place in Davis on May 6.

All over town and out in the suburbs, folks hop on their bikes for the simplest of reasons, leaving their cars behind.

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.

Give Raymond Wiggins a bicycle - any bike will do: cruiser, mountain bike, BMX, even a 10-speed - and watch him transform it to something extraordinary, something more valuable than merely a mode of transportation.

We're still no bike-saturated Amsterdam or even bike-crazed Portland, but the bicycle has become a much more prominent option for folks in and around Sacramento.

This week, city leaders celebrated the completion of a $13 million project to transform a freeway segment into a landscaped boulevard with sidewalks and bike lanes.

The California Highway Patrol has launched a 10-month campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety in north Sacramento County.

In the past 15 or 20 years, there have been countless technical advances in clothing for athletes and active folks.

California's world-class bicycle race won't speed past the Capitol next year – or anywhere else in the Sacramento area, for that matter.

If you're one of those folks who can never remember to turn back your clocks – the kind who shows up Sunday to your kid's soccer game only to wonder where everyone is – think about Greg Wilson.

City officials opened a new bike and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 in South Natomas on Saturday morning with a ceremony at nearby Peregrine Park in Natomas.

The city of Sacramento will open a new bike and pedestrian bridge today over Interstate 80 in Natomas that officials say will make it easier for cyclists in North Natomas to get to and from downtown.

Kirby Smith knows statistics and salesmanship. It's a good skill set for working in the cycling industry because Smith's job in "production and client development" is marketing a misunderstood bicycle.

The city of Davis now holds both first and second place in the record books for the "longest single line of bicycles."

A candlelight walk will be held Wednesday for an Elk Grove boy, 14, critically injured last week when a vehicle hit his bicycle.

Time to sign up if you're going to try to break a Guinness World Record by riding in the World's Greatest Bike Parade, which starts in downtown Davis the morning of Oct. 2.

Sacramento endurance cyclist Scott Brown, 47, is among the 230 riders selected to compete in the Furnace Creek 508 on Oct. 8 in the Mojave Desert.

A 64-mile road bike course that starts and finishes in the lovable little Amador County town of Ione may be one the best all-around rides you ever tackle.

Our "Great Rides" have taken us on long, moderate climbs around Folsom Lake. We've tackled punchy climbs in and around the Loomis-Newcastle area.

Triple digits loomed, so I opted to do what many wise Sacramentans do every summer weekend – flee to the cooler, often fog-shrouded Bay Area.

Want to burn 3,000 calories? Looking to travel by bike from the crowds and cars and traffic signals to a place that belongs in a travel brochure for Belgium or the north of France?

If you live in or around Sacramento and you're a cyclist, you can ride hundreds of miles a month and never encounter a hill.

The road bike journey around Folsom Lake is a classic: a great big circle with three tough climbs, two technical descents, plenty of scenery, a good bit of history and a fast, straight shot to the finish.

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