Stories from Bicycling

Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the race after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by the world champion.
For the first time since Froome began dominating four years ago, he enters cycling’s showpiece event without having won a single warm-up race.
The New Zealand rider finished safely in the chasing group to secure the biggest win of his career.
The New Zealand rider covered the 15-mile time trial course around Big Bear Lake in 28 minutes, 45 seconds, enough to give him the yellow jersey.
The American rider sprinted clear of overall leader Rafal Majka as the duo approached the top Thursday, throwing his arms in the air in exhausted celebration.
With a hard-charging peloton chasing them down, American Evan Huffman sprinted clear of the five-man break and threw his arms up at the finish line, winning the fourth stage in dramatic fashion Wednesday.
World champion Peter Sagan freelanced through the peloton and outsprinted Rick Zabel and Simone Consonni on the uphill finish to win the third stage of the Tour of California on Tuesday.
Rafal Majka and George Bennett knew they won't be able to touch some of the other big names in the time trial at the Tour of California, so they looked at the hilly profile of Stage 2 on Monday and decided they needed to attack. And attack they did.
Marcel Kittel took advantage of a textbook lead-out from his Quick-Step Floors teammates to hold off Peter Sagan and Elia Viviani and win opening stage of the Tour of California in downtown Sacramento on Sunday.
Anna van der Breggen started the final stage of the Tour of California trailing by a second. She finished it ahead by a second on Sunday.