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Living the Dream. Amy Dombroski spent a season racing ‘cross in Belgium and thrived. Mountain Flyer 24.
Jay Petervary Never Idles. Petervary rode the Iditibike, rode across the U.S. and mt. biked the Great Divide Trail all in one year. Crazy, eh? Mountain Flyer 23.
Meredith Miller: Hope Lives. Mountain Flyer 23.
In Your Face: Aspen/Snowmass Women’s Stage Race. Mountain Flyer 22.
Portraits of the Tour of Utah. With Christopher See. Mountain Flyer 22.
Peter Stetina: Young Rider making waves. Mountain Flyer 22.
Evan Plews, Keeping the edge in the face of Epstein-Barr. Mountain Flyer 21.
The Andalucía Bike Race. Mountain bike stage race, Spain. Mountain Flyer 20.
Book Review: Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle, The Secret Race. In the book, Hamilton recounts his experiences doping throughout his career as a professional cyclist.
In an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times, Jonathan Vaughters admitted to doping during his career and called for better testing. Analysis and commentary for Podium Cafe.
Climber Joe Dombrowski is one of the up-and-coming stars of U.S. cycling. I interviewed him for Podium Cafe shortly after he won the U23 edition of the Giro d’Italia with a long-bomb attack on the Passo di Gavia. Joe Dombrowski: Going Uphill Fast.
Daily coverage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah for the California-based website, Cycling Illustrated. Features included an interview with Ben Jacques-Maynes about his return from career-threatening injury and young Garmin-Sharp rider Pete Stetina about his itch to win.
Daily coverage of the 2012 Tour de France for Bicycling.com. Features included: Thomas Voeckler, Monsieur Panache, David Millar’s Uphill Win, Waiting for Cadel, The Fight for the Lanterne Rouge, and Teammates in Good Times and Bad.
Meet the Luna Chix. This story ran in Bicycling and is a group portrait of the Luna Chix pro mountain bike team, which includes U.S. National Champion Georgia Gould, World Champion Catharine Pendrel, World Cup winner Katerina Nash, and newcomer Teal Stetson-Lee. I interviewed the riders at the Luna Chix annual camp in Berkeley.
Strength and Guile: An Interview with Evelyn Stevens. I’ve interviewed Evie Stevens several times by now, and each time, she is a step further in her development as a rider. This interview came shortly after she won Flèche Wallonne ahead of Marianne Vos. It was her first World Cup win, and put her in perfect position for selection to the U.S. Olympic team. And in fact, Stevens will represent the U.S. in London this summer in the road race.
Bike Test: 2012 Specialized Fate 29er. There was pretty much nothing not to like about this bike, which made it both fun and difficult to review. Light, carbon, fast, you know. My friend Carson Blume shot the scrumptious photos. The story ran in February 2012.
After Setbacks, Evelyn Stevens looks ready for best season yet Evelyn Stevens went from investment banking to elite level bike racing in less than four years. In this interview for Bicycling.com, Stevens talks about some of the challenges she has faced in learning the skills to match her talent. I liked it especially for her willingness to talk about pushing her limits and challenging her boundaries.
Contador’s California Trip, Day 2 This is the second of two stories I did for Bicycling.com about a trip Alberto Contador made to California in November. It includes video of some big wheel shenanigans. Also: Contador Visit, Day 1.
Just A Girl Having Fun: An Interview with Marianne Vos Marianne Vos has won seven world titles in cycling. She also has an Olympic Gold Medal from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. I had the chance to interview Marianne in August 2011.
Chasing the Perfect Race: An Interview with Emma Johansson Emma J won a silver medal in the road race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and placed third in the 2010 World Championship road race in Geelong. She’s also won a few other things along the way. This interview is from February 2011.
Amgen Tour of California, Andrew Talansky, White Jersey a Bonus I covered the 2011 Amgen Tour of California for Cyclingnews. Here is a story I did about Garmin-Cervélo’s Andrew Talansky and his on-again, off-again pursuit of the Best Young Rider’s Jersey.
Amgen Tour of California, Kristin Armstrong Wins in Solvang Here is another one from the Amgen Tour of California for Cyclingnews. Peanut Butter & Co/Twenty12’s Kristin Armstrong won the International Women’s Time Trial Challenge in Solvang.
Ten Hottest Men of the Tour de France The lovely people at Bicycling Magazine asked me to make a list and check it twice. Or maybe even three times. Here are the ten hottest riders at the 2011 Tour de France.
Crusher in the Tushar This story ran at VeloNews. I covered the Crusher in the Tushar bike race, an on- and off-road adventure through the mountains outside Beaver, Utah. Tyler Wren won the men’s race, Clara Hughes took the women’s race. July 2011.
An Interview with Evelyn Stevens Evelyn Stevens is the 2011 U.S. National Champion in the time trial. She rides for the powerhouse HTC-Highroad squad and boasts results from some of the biggest races in cycling. Four years ago, she did not even own a bicycle. This interview ran at Podium Cafe in April 2011.
An Interview with Emma Pooley Emma Pooley is the 2011 time trial World Champion. She also won a silver medal in the time trial at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This interview is from May 2010.
Talking Cycling with Gerard Vroomen of Cervélo I had the chance to interview Gerard Vroomen, one of the founders of the Cervélo bike company. We talked at length about women’s cycling. The story ran at Podium Cafe in May 2011.
Cadel Evans Wins First Ever Tour An analysis piece on the 2011 Tour de France for Podium Cafe.
Tales from the Corner Cafe I have an on-going series of interviews I call Tales From the Corner Cafe. They all take place at my local coffee shop. In this edition, I talk to Erica Zaveta, a first year pro mountain biker, who races for the BMC factory team.
Car Day While covering the Amgen Tour of California for Cyclingnews, I spent a day in a team car following the race. Here’s a story from my personal blog about what I saw.