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Iron Horse champ Payson McElveen set for strong mountain bike schedule

Defending Iron Horse Bicycle Classic champion Payson McElveen will be back to defend his title in 2017. He’ll just have a slightly different look. McElveen, a Fort Lewis College graduate who is...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Valverde retakes lead of Tour of Catalonia

TORTOSA, Spain – Alejandro Valverde defeated Chris Froome and Alberto Contador to win the decisive fifth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Friday and take the overall lead going into the weekend....

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Van Garderen keeps overall lead in Tour of Catalonia

IGUALADA, Spain – Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. successfully defended his lead in a Tour of Catalonia fourth stage that was cut short by 60 kilometers (37 miles) because of a snowstorm in...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Blevins, Wells go to the wire in Arizona

It all came down to two of Durango’s finest last weekend outside Scottsdale, Arizona. Christopher Blevins, a 2016 Durango High School graduate, and Todd Wells, a three-time Olympian and icon of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Fort Lewis cycling rolls into BMX nationals

After taking third place a year ago, the Fort Lewis College BMX team is ready for another shot at nationals. The Fort Lewis College cycling program sent its squad to Monroe, Louisiana, for...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports

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BMX track, bicycle park lead ideas for improved Cundiff Park

A bike park, an improved BMX track, a new skate park and picnic space are just some ideas floated for an improved Cundiff Park. The city budgeted money for park design this year, but work won’t...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lance Armstrong faces November trial in $100 million lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong’s $100 million legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Facing lawsuit, Lance Armstrong says he ‘loved’ wearing Postal

AUSTIN, Texas Ý Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he “loved” representing the U.S. Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams. After years...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100 million lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Walkowiak, 1956 Tour de France champ, dies at 89

PARIS – Roger Walkowiak, who won the 1956 Tour de France against all odds after making the most of a long breakaway, has died at the age of 89. Walkowiak’s wife told The Associated Press her...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Mancos to Cortez trails plan depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were unveiled for public viewing recently during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Stephen Hyde conquers tough conditions to win Cyclocross National Championship

Conditions in Hartford, Conn. were more appropriate for a skiing competition than bicycle race at Sunday’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. However, Easthampton, Mass. rider Stephen...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports