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Cycling

  1. 2016 olympics
    Hail Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, One ‘Super-Tough’ WomanShe’s on the mend after a terrifying crash.
  2. Spine-Fracturing Crash Leads to Criticism of Rio’s Dangerous Cycling CourseIt wasn’t the only injury either.
  3. How to Solve NYC’s Rude-Cyclist ProblemPublic shaming is tempting. But there might be a better answer.
  4. Former Tour de France Champ Accuses Cyclists of Using Tiny Motors on BikesThe International Cycling Union says they’ve checked for them at the Tour de France and haven’t found them.
  5. look of the day
    Anne Hathaway Wore Enthusiastic Cycling GearA devotion to cult fitness.
  6. elle on wheels
    Women Will Race Part of Le Tour de France for the First Time This YearLe Tour de France will host a separate women’s race.
  7. the sports section
    Handing Out Superlatives From the 100th Tour de FranceEverything that made this year’s race so memorable.
  8. Tour de France: Why a Changing of the Guard Is Exactly What Cycling NeedsMaybe the sport does have a chance to come out from under the dark cloud of the doping era.
  9. NYPD Gave More Sidewalk-Cycling Tickets Than Speeding Tickets Last YearBut speeding is deadlier.
  10. Tour de France: Sucks to Be Tom VeelersHe has a pretty thankless job, even without any scary crashes.
  11. What Happens When Teamwork Falls Apart at the Tour de FranceChris Froome crushed the competition in Saturday’s Stage 8, then nearly lost it all.
  12. Yes, Cyclists, the Cops Are Giving You More TicketsEspecially in Brooklyn.
  13. Bike Share to Finally Debut Memorial Day WeekendIt’s really starting.
  14. Five Boro Bike Tour Bans Backpacks, Finish Line Friends After BostonNew security starts now.
  15. Leitch: Why Armstrong Is Too Good to ForgiveCycling has been eaten inside out by doping over the past twenty years. So why has he in particular been the target of such intense scorn?
  16. Lance Armstrong Confesses to Oprah, But His Problems Are Far From OverSources say he might testify against cycling officials.
  17. Velodrome Priced Out of Brooklyn Bridge ParkEven rich philanthropists can’t quite afford the neighborhood.
  18. Cyclist Killed by Garbage Truck in ManhattanThe woman reportedly died at the scene on East 23rd Street.
  19. Deliver Us
    FreshDirect Mulling Bike-Delivery PlanCould mean fewer noisy, stinky trucks.
  20. lance armstrong
    Lance Armstrong Stops Fighting Doping ChargesYet Armstrong still says he’s innocent.
  21. Details in Cycling Death of Mathieu Lefevre Look Pretty Bad for the Driver, NYPDNewly released documents cast serious doubts on the department’s initial version of events.
  22. NYC Bike Share to Include 600 Stations, 10,000 BikesWay bigger than D.C. or Boston.
  23. Here’s a Guy Deliberately Crashing Into Objects Blocking Bike LanesCasey Neistat is making a point.
  24. Marty Markowitz Wants Bike Riders to Take to the SkySounds like a perfectly reasonable solution.
  25. Lance Armstrong Accused of Drug UseBy ex-teammate Tyler Hamilton.
  26. Marty Markowitz Is So Mad About Bike Lanes He Sings About ItCity Council has an oversight hearing on bike lanes.
  27. New York City Solicits Vendors to Implement a Bike-Sharing ProgramSurely our vandals and thieves can get more creative than the ones in Paris.
  28. City’s Solution to Influx of Bikers? ‘Don’t Be a Jerk’Seriously, you’ve been kind of a jerk. You better quit it.
  29. Marty Markowitz Is Not Sure Bike-Lane Enthusiasts Understand the Difference Between Brooklyn and AmsterdamHe knows what you’re trying to do to his borough.
  30. Breaking: City Residents Interacting Poorly With Bike LanesIt’s as if they don’t want to give up part of the road to cyclists!
  31. NYU Doesn’t Want to Know Whether Drunk Bikers Were Also HighBiking while drunk is the second-highest reason bikers end up in car accidents.
  32. Feds’ Inquiry Into Lance Armstrong Doping Allegations BroadensFellow riders are questioned.
  33. crimes of fashion
    Michael Ball in Hotter Water Than EverThe Rock & Republic founder has been implicated in professional cycling’s massive doping scandal.
  34. Cop-Clobbered Biker Fits a Certain StereotypeHe’s not doing any favors to the bike-commuter movement.
  35. New York Is the Eighth Most Bike-Friendly City in AmericaThe writers of this list have clearly never been hit with a pigeon in the face.
  36. Lance Armstrong Only Allowed Scones a Bit LongerThe Tour de France legend talks to us about his rides around New York.
  37. Missy Giove, Extreme Biker, Busted With 400 Pounds of PotTo be fair, we should have seen this coming.
  38. ride on
    Only Fendi Would Want to Put Fur on a BicycleFendi released a new $9,500 bicycle named Abici Amante Donna.
  39. get sporty
    Topshop’s New Ride: Accessories for CyclistsCyclodelic for Topshop will offer accessories in bright reflective colors for the growing market of female riders.
  40. Clobbered Times Square Biker VindicatedThe biker who was body-slammed by a cop during a Critical Mass ride was cleared of all charges today.
  41. Bonnie Fuller Made $2.4 Million in 2008, As AMI Faces Bleak FuturePlus, the latest on Lehman, Merrill, and ground zero in our daily industry report.
  42. Prep-School Principal Gets Caught in Awkward LieWhen York Prep Academy principal Christopher Durnford told a little fib about being in the Olympics this one time, he had no idea it would go this far.
  43. The City Is Tired of You Getting Your Bike Seat WetBehold the city’s newest benefit for bicyclists: a sleek public bike-parking shelter that will start rolling out next month. The structures are from the same company that’s installing those adorable new bus stops around town. As you can see, they look very similar, except they’ve removed the side and rear panels for easy access for up to eight bikes. (And their ad panels will show off the city bike map or reminders to pedal safely.) The Art Commission approved the design yesterday, and the contractor will build the first 5 of 37 at commuting hubs. Look for them at 17th and Broadway, DeKalb and Flatbush, Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road, Jackson Avenue at 50th Street in Long Island City, and the St. George Ferry Terminal. “You judge a good street by how you see people going out and using the space,” Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told us. “We’re working hard to make sure that the materials we put on the street are high quality and sustainable.” And, from the looks of it, pretty. —Alec Appelbaum
  44. in other news
    Let Us Ride Bikes! We missed this in yesterday’s paper, presumably because we were so distracted by Bloomberg’s unsuccessful shuttle diplomacy in Albany: While London, Stockholm, and Singapore all have successful congestion-pricing programs, and while Scandinavian capitals have longstanding center-city transportation cultures built around bicycles, and while an art installation in Soho last week made bikes available to New Yorkers for a few days, Paris is now trying to beat its traffic problems by making some 10,000 bicycles available for nominal fees around the city — there’ll be 20,000 and change by the end of the year — for people to rent from one of 750 stations, ride to where they need go, and return to another station. This plan sounds like it could be another good way to get some cars off the road and emissions out of the air. Could it be congestion pricing 2.0, Mike? Of course not! It’s an interesting and innovative idea; Shelly Silver must hate it. A New French Revolution’s Creed: Let Them Ride Bikes [NYT]
  45. No Olympics, But Maybe the X Games? Not content to sprinkle skate parks amid its acreage, the city will open its first BMX and mountain-bike trail this Saturday in Washington Heights’s Highbridge Park. The three miles of trail includes jumps and a BMX track and will give cyclists a legal place to ride. “We had had mountain bikers riding through historic landscapes, so we had to criminalize it,” says Parks Commission Adrian Benepe. “This was a way to come up with a positive use for a remote area of the park.” The New York City Mountain Bike Association supported the trail with money and volunteers, and the commissioner hopes the peer endorsement will keep kids from turfing the city’s lawn. —Alec Appelbaum All-City Cross Country Race [NYC Mountain Bike Association]
  46. Lance Armstrong Can Dress HimselfAt the Spirit of Jimmy V Awards last night, a very dapper and very tan Lance Armstrong strolled onto Pier 60 in a spiffy suit and a repp tie, and with no USPS or Discovery Channel logo in sight. He was there, as was the U.S. Army women’s basketball team, to receive the Jimmy V award for raising money for cancer research. We buttonholed him on his way in to get some advice about biking — and about fashion.