The Roots of the Colorado Classic Reach Back Over 40 Years

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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.

Team 7-Eleven (paperback)

Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

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Team 7-Eleven is the extraordinary story of how two Olympic speed skaters, Jim Ochowicz and Eric Heiden, assembled one of the greatest cycling teams ever.

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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.

First in Yellow: Alex Stieda Leads the Tour de France after Stage 1!

Team 7-Eleven book Alex Stieda wears Tour de France yellow jersey

The first stage of the Tour de France marked an historic achievement for North American cycling: Alex Steida, Team 7-Eleven's Canadian rider, has become the first North American ever to wear the yellow jersey of the leader of the Tour de France.

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.

Jim Ochowicz

Jim Ochowicz

Jim Ochowicz is a two-time Olympic cyclist and former speedskater who cofounded the 7-Eleven cycling team in 1981. He is director of the BMC professional cycling team.

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Geoff Drake

Geoff Drake is the former editor of Bicycling Magazine and VeloNews, and has covered cycling events worldwide including the Tour de France and Olympic Games.

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Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur.

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Bob Roll

Bob Roll, aka "Bobke," is cycling's beloved gonzo character and Tour de France race announcer.

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Slaying the Badger

Richard Moore

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Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling's most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France.

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Slaying the Badger (Hardcover)

Richard Moore

Slaying the Badger STB 72dpi_400x600p

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Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling's most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France.

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Team 7-Eleven (hardcover)

Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

T711 Team 7-Eleven book cover (hardcover)

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Team 7-Eleven is the extraordinary story of how two Olympic speed skaters, Jim Ochowicz and Eric Heiden, assembled one of the greatest cycling teams ever.

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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

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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.

Bobke II

Bob Roll

Bobke II by Bob Roll BOB

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Bob Roll—former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer—is back to cause a ruckus!

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