Vuelta a Redemption

Three seconds. The time it takes to adjust a helmet strap, buckle a shoe, or take a drink of water. Three seconds can come and go without ever setting cause for alarm, but three seconds at the Vuelta? It can seem like a lifetime.
Friday, September 11, 2015 | Details

Road World Championships

A race's host city isn't merely a backdrop—it's the very stage where the drama unfolds. The riders are its performers. The roads and cobbled climbs are its props. The course profile, its libretto. And when all is in motion on the stage, they play off of the rich textures and culture of the city.
Friday, September 11, 2015 | Details

Mountain Bike World Championships

The UCI MTB World Championships will soon be upon us, and regardless of the outcome, we couldn't be prouder of all the riders that chose to ride Specialized this season.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Details

Vuelta a Redemption

This is Peter Sagan's first Vuelta. He showed up fresh off the heels of securing his fourth consecutive Green Jersey at the Tour de France. It was, however, a Green Jersey that he won without winning a single stage.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Details

Eleven Straight Wins

To win is one thing, but to dominate with seemingly effortless consistency is another thing entirely. Gwen Jorgensen is currently on the hottest of streaks, having won her last eleven races in the World Triathlon Series (WTS).
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Details

Battle Born

For three weeks in France, 198 riders circumnavigate the country participating in the largest, most difficult annual sporting event in the world. However, within the race itself are a hundred different sub-plots and inner battles being waged at any given moment, often unbeknownst to us viewers.
Friday, July 24, 2015 | Details

Talk about a winning season. Take a solo victory at Strade Bianche, mix with a U.S. National Championship, a stage win at Euskal Emakumeen Bira, a stage win at the Giro Rosa, plus six days in the pink jersey, and you’ve got a recipe for a sizzling season.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Details

Five Minutes

Five more minutes—it doesn’t sound like much in the grand scheme of things, but five minutes can be so much more than a few ticks on the clock.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Details

Sunchuli Pass: Bolivia

Is there anything more capricious than luck? The vagaries of this elemental force/idea/figment have catalyzed dynasties and razed empires. It exists; most would agree on that, but what is luck?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Details

Stoking the Flame

The Giro d’Italia has always had its own distinctive flavor when it comes to Grand Tours. In the land of beauty and passion where good food and wine are valued almost as much as designer clothing and cars, the Giro is often personified by the passion of its fans.
Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Details