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3 years 7 months ago

Hundreds "Assault" Pikes Peak

Hundreds took to Pikes Peak Sunday morning for what many cyclists call the ultimate test. The 2nd Annual Assault on the Peak takes these gutsy cyclists nearly 25 miles up Pikes Peak. That's a vertical climb of nearly 8,000 feet! "This is just very unrelenting and 6 hours of pain!"...

3 years 9 months ago

A heartfelt journey

A Minnesota man pedaled his way halfway across the country to help kids who are born with heart defects here in the Pikes Peak Region. Cory Mortensen rode his bike over 900 miles from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs to help the Mended Little Hearts Organization. Mortensen met with members...

3 years 10 months ago

FBI looks into Armstrong-Hamilton conversation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has contacted a Colorado restaurant to get surveillance tapes of a conversation between seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton over the weekend. Hamilton went on "60 Minutes" last month and accused Armstrong of doping repeatedly and encouraging his...

4 years 9 months ago

Cycling championship begins

Once again Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a flurry of carbon-fiber frames, aluminum alloy wheels and bright spandex outfits as the Carmichael Training Systems International Classic mountain bike race returns to the Pikes Peak Region. Race promoter Andy Bohlmann has a hard time concealing his excitement about hosting one...

4 years 9 months ago

Armstrong wary of first week of Tour

The Tour de France gets under way Saturday and Lance Armstrong says he doesn't expect to win the 5.5-mile prologue of what will be his last ride in cycling's premier event. The short and mainly flat stage through the Dutch port of Rotterdam's city center doesn't feature major problems but...

5 years 4 months ago

IOC approves cycling, tennis changes

Olympic leaders have approved changes in track cycling and added mixed doubles for the 2012 London Games. The International Olympic Committee agreed Thursday to five men's and five women's track cycling events as part of a gender equity plan. Mixed doubles in tennis will be added to the men's and...

5 years 6 months ago

Monument woman defies the odds

As she limbers up for the 50+ mile bike ride ahead, Valerie Cox of Monument realizes she nearly didn't make it to this point. "A year ago today (Sunday) I had a surgery that saved my life." She explains. For eight long years Valerie dealt with an intestinal infection that...

5 years 7 months ago

Cycling Camp for Riders with Disabilities

Riding a bike up the steep inclines on Gold Camp Road is a tough feat for any athlete, let alone one with a physical disability. On Thursday, athletes with visual impairments--spinal cord injuries, amputations, head injuries, and cerebal palsy--hit the pavement as part of the annual "Learn to Race" Cycling...

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