MASH SF is not just a cycling team. It's also a shop in Duboce Triangle. But before that, MASH started as a crew of people that made videos of themselves riding track bikes fast through the city starting six or so years ago -- they probably had something to do with the mass popularization of the tra ... More >>
Everyone is talking about Lance Armstrong. "Will Armstrong go to prison?" ponders the Guardian [http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/01/16/lance-armstrong-and-sf-financier]. "What's the Oprah angle?" bids the New York Times. "Should we forgive Lance Armstrong?" the Chronicle asks of its readers (spoile ... More >>
It's about the EPO.CBS' 60 Minutes shook the sporting world Sunday with extraordinary doping accusations involving the seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. According to Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong dosed his own teammates post-race with droppers-full of st ... More >>
No Shaven-legged, 2-percent-body-fat Europeans allowed!For the first time in 10 years, the international professional bicycle-racing circuit will bypass San Francisco, while today's stage three of America's biggest cycling event, the Tour of California, is skipping the city with a jaunt from Aubu ... More >>
If aging duffers want to get caught doping, they must publish books like this one.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has announced a two-year athletic competition ban for Andrew Tilin after the 46-year-old Oakland journalist and amateur cyclist released a book titled The Doper Next Door: My Strange and ... More >>
Look what you've done!! I'm melting, melting. Jeff Novitzky, the USDA investigator famed for pursuing Barry Bonds in the BALCO steroids case, was in Lyon, France this week chasing evidence that cycling star Lance Armstrong doped in violation of multimillion dollar sponsorship agreements with the ... More >>
Does this mean I get to race, too?A profile appearing in the Nov. 8 issue of Forbes magazine suggests that Phil Anschutz, the 70-year-old billionaire oil, rail, telecom and entertainment barron who owns the San Francisco Examiner, is also an elite international athlete, besting professional compe ... More >>
What, Lance worry?Lance Armstrong's whirlwind publicity tour of San Francisco this week was a textbook example of a damage control strategy in which a public figure faced with scandal strenuously seeks to act as if there aren't any problems, according to PR experts quoted by the Associated Press. ... More >>
You! Race over! Wednesday night's DFL Cross Dress Cyclocross event -- in which some 300 athletes, many of them in drag, mounted their cycles for a clandestine race -- broke up about 15 minutes before the finish when an San Francisco park ranger pulled up and began hollering for racers to get off ... More >>
Matt SmithI'd better have someone look after that pain in my ass...Lance Armstrong has further lawyered up in the face of possible federal doping allegations by adding former Bill Clinton Whitewater counsel Mark Fabiani to his burgeoning legal team. Fabiani specializes in steering scandal-plagued ... More >>
What's in the cup, Lance? The criminal investigation into the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored team of cycling champion Lance Armstrong took a vast leap forward today with reports that former teammate Tyler Hamilton has agreed to speak with federal investigators. Hamilton, an Olympic gold medal ... More >>
No, no, not that way. This way...At this point, who isn't investigating Lance Armstrong? The World Anti-Doping Agency has joined the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney's office to look into allegations that directors of Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team conducted ... More >>
Might this affect Lance's concentration?The Wall Street Journal, which for a week has been rumored to be preparing a Game of Shadows-style story detailing doping allegations against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, announced in Friday's paper that it plans to release just such ... More >>
Dennis BuddLance Armstrong and two other Tour of California participants have been accused of being dope-usersSigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2 ... More >>
A morning drizzle and a mid-workaday-morning roll-out-time led to scant crowds at the Ocean Beach start of Tuesday's stage of the Tour of California cycling race. Those who attended got a real taste of bicycle racing, big-time European -style, in which teams of athletes who dress (and weigh) like jo ... More >>
Levi LeipheimerLevi Leipheimer, the petite, bald-headed San Rafael resident who until Thursday was considered a possible dark horse to win the Tour de France, dropped out Friday with a wrist fracture suffered in a crash during Wednesday's stage, according to press reports.Though Leipheimer's Astana ... More >>
Part III of our explainer of California's new favorite sporting event. Read Part II here, and Part I here. Q. In your installment about Tuesday's stage victor, Norseman Thor Hushovd, you said bike racing's low-impact training meant fewer injuries and greater athleticism. So is cycling a sportsman' ... More >>
Denigrate the boss' big bike race? I MEANT to do that!San Francisco print media coverage of the Tour of California cyclists moistly whizzing through our city streets provided a glimpse into the mindsets of our local newspapers. When it comes to drenched fans lining the course, was the glass half emp ... More >>
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Week of May 28, 2003
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Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.
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Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.
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As the millennium approaches, the country is engulfed in a bicycling craze that's reminiscent of our last fin de siecle. A Bay Area street kid named George Mount helped start it all. Savior on Wheels