The Roots of the Colorado Classic Reach Back Over 40 Years

Team 7-Eleven by Geoff Drake T711

Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Cycling Challenge or this year's new Colorado Classic, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.

Greg LeMond

Guy Andrews with foreword by Greg LeMond

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Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer presents Greg LeMond's legendary accomplishments, spanning one-day races to grand tours to the remarkable close of his career.

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Tour Abandons: Phinney Crashes Out, Fignon Abandons

Team 7-Eleven's sprinter Davis Phinney has dropped out of the Tour after crashing heavily on today's Stage 15. This leaves the team relying on Phinney's usual lead-out man Ron Kiefel to contest the sprints. Fortunately, Kiefel has shown that he has the legs for the Tour, narrowly missing a stage win to Peeters on stage 7.

Second-place Kiefel: “Tour Is Unbelievably Hard, 10 kph Faster than U.S. Races”

Team 7-Eleven's Ron Kiefel looks tired at Tirreno-Adriatico

"I should have been in my 12," commented a frustrated Ron Kiefel after finishing second in Stage 7 to multiple classics winner Ludo Peeters.

Disaster at the Tour: Team 7-Eleven Holds Jersey for Just 3 Hours

Team 7-Eleven book: Alex Stieda smiles after winning the yellow jersey of the Tour de France

Just hours after becoming the first North American to win the race lead at the Tour de France, Alex Stieda has lost the yellow jersey after a disastrous team time trial performance by the 7-Eleven Team.

Despite Injuries, Team 7-Eleven’s Morale for Tour Is High

Team 7-Eleven Paris-Nice 1986

The injury list is ominous -- broken ribs, broken noses, sinus infections, stress fractures, bronchitis, and dysentery. Not exactly an auspicious start for the first American-based professional team to compete in the Tour de France.

How Andy Hampsten Won His First Giro d’Italia Stage

Team 7-Eleven by Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

The confidence Hampsten gained in winning the 20th stage of the 1985 Giro laid the groundwork for his epic ride up the Gavia.

Ron Kiefel Brings Team 7-Eleven–and America–Its First Grand Tour Stage Win


It was more than just a stage win. Kiefel's ride that day set the stage for Team 7-Eleven to do pull off much greater feats.