101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/18/14 9:01am 7/18/14 9:01am

Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so… » 7/16/14 10:40am 7/16/14 10:40am

Stupid Tour de France Selfies Could Get Somebody Killed

These days it's not enough to stand on the side of the road and watch as Tour de France riders blaze past on their quest for le maillot jaune. Nor is it enough, it seems, for spectators to grab a quick snapshot. Everyone wants le selfie (Translation: a Selfie), and it could get somebody killed, or at the very least… » 7/07/14 2:00pm 7/07/14 2:00pm

Trek Madone: The Bike That Owned the Tour De France

This weekend, Spaniard Alberto Contador won the Tour De France mounted on a 2008 carbon-fiber Trek Madone bicycle. What is shocking is that the 2008 high end 6.9 pro frame wasn't used in this race, since it wasn't ready. No, the Discovery team rode and won on their 5.2 midrange bike, with stickers for the 6.9 wrapped… » 7/30/07 8:12pm 7/30/07 8:12pm