UCI Cookson Warns Of Rise In Tour de France Hooligans

Kuala Lumpur, July 30, 2015 (AFP) - World cycling chief Brian Cookson has warned of a rise in "hooliganism" on Tour de France routes and said winner Chris Froome was the target of nasty insults. After one of the most controversial races in recent years, Cookson also told AFP in an interview that the number of "tired" riders on the Tour made him believe tougher doping tests are having an … [Read more...]

Tour Peloton Stunned By ‘Crazy’ Fans

BRUSSELS - Britain's David Millar and Australian Mark Renshaw hit out at the "crazy" attitude of the thousands of people who lined the road on the first stage of the Tour de France here Sunday. The stage ended in a bunch sprint win for Italian Alessandro Petacchi, although the Lampre rider's win came in the wake of three pile-ups in the closing kilometers. However even before then, the … [Read more...]

Sausalito: Place to Be for 2008 Amgen Tour of California

For the third year in a row, Sausalito hosted the stage one start of the Tour of California. Also for the third year, the crowds were enormous in the quaint seaside town. As the team busses pulled into the staging area ahead of the race a few hours before start time, crowds were already on hand to seek autographs from their favorite riders. Many, like the Repulles family of Oakland, were watching … [Read more...]

Huge Crowds, Electric Atmosphere Highlight Day One of the TOC

Young and old, big and small, from close by and far away, droves of cycling enthusiasts descended on Palo Alto Sunday to view the best cyclists in the world for the Tour of California prologue. A user-friendly experience, the prologue time trial course for the Tour was great for those looking to take in the sights and sounds of one of the best cycling fields ever assembled in America. Unlike … [Read more...]