Volvo-Cannondale’s Anne-Caroline Chausson demonstrated her continuing mastery of downhill racing in Japan Sunday, when the champion made it five-for-five for the season and three-for-three at the Arai ski resort. France also came out on top in the men’s competition, as Nicolas Vouilloz (Vouilloz Racing Team), finally uncorked one in the 2001 World Cup season, and uncork one he did, winning by a huge margin of nearly seven seconds.
Arai Mountain & Snow Park celebrated the return of World Cup downhill mountain-biking for the third time since 1998, bringing out crowds by the tens of thousands
Stage Winner: Jan Svorada (Slovakia), Lampre-Daikin---------------------------------- Overall Lead: Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service Sprinter: Erik Zabel (G), Deutsche Telekom Climber: Laurent Jalabert (F) CSC-Tiscali Under 25: Oscar Sevilla (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
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On Sunday, under sunny skies on a hot, humid day in Paris, Lance Armstrong rolled along the finishing circuit on the Champs-Elysées 10 times along with the other 144 survivors of this year's Tour de France. The American clinched his third consecutive victory in the world's biggest bike race after 23 grueling days. It began with difficult cross-winds and dangerous roads during Week 1, followed by a week going up and over the massive mountains of the Alps and Pyrénées, and finally concluding with six days of heat and humidity over undulating roads as the race cut up through the mid-section of
Everyone wants to know what Lance Armstrong is doing to make him so much faster than Jan Ullrich and the rest. In this day and age, you cannot be that much better than the cream of cycling’s crop and not attract suspicions of doping, and Lance has certainly faced innumerable questions about that. The assumption that these questions are based on is that most of the riders are doping, so he must really have found something strong to take.
Not being privy to the private lives of any of the riders, I have no basis to comment one way or another. Being married to a cancer survivor, however, I
Stage 20 July 29, 2001 Corbeil Essones - Paris (Champs Elysées) 150 km
As of Paris: 3,462 kilometers ridden. 20 stages completed. 10 flat stages weathered. 3 medium mountain stages ascended. 4 high mountain stages behind us. 2 individual time trials endured. 1 team time trial survived. 5 mountain top finishes achieved. 2 rest days appreciated. 3-peat checked off.
The fat lady is singing. And I've never been so happy to hear her voice.
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Pennsylvania rider Sarah Uhl won the women's match sprint against defending champion Christin Muche (Germany) on Saturday to earn the first gold medal for the U.S. at a world junior championship since 1991. Uhl won the event in two straight rides on July 28, at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.
The 17-year-old took the first ride after holding her lead position going in to the third turn of the final lap. With the second ride, Muche pulled close in the second turn of the last lap, but didn't have the speed to pass.
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Before Ironman USA, NORBA pro Steve Larsen said that he would play to his strength, the bike, and he made good on his word. In just his third triathlon, the Davis, California, native powered to the front after overcoming an 11-minute deficit out of the swim in Mirror Lake to hold off fast-closing runner-up Olympian Ryan Bolton, also making his Ironman debut, and defending Lake Placid champ Cam Widoff. Among the women, Canadian Heather Fuhr came from behind on the run to catch a hammering Joanna Zeiger just past the halfway point of the marathon.
Larsen languished far behind the leaders
Chausson remained perfect in the World Cup downhill series.