Latest Tour of the Gila Stories

2011-04-21 12:00:00

SANTA FE, N.M., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next week, Silver City, New Mexico, gears up to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Now in its 25th year, the cycling stage race, which began in 1987, is staking its claim as the nation's most historic, thanks to the dramatic backdrop on which the race itself is set. Running April 27-May 1, 2011, riders in the SRAM Tour of the Gila center their remarkable adventure in Silver City, New Mexico, near the birthplace of...

2009-03-25 19:20:38

Seven-time Tour de France cycling winner Lance Armstrong underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his broken right collarbone. Armstrong, 37, was riding in the first stage of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon race in Spain on Monday when he got involved in a nasty spill with several other riders. He returned to Austin, his hometown and after a CT scan, surgeon Doug Elenz performed a three-hour operation to repair the injury. A steel plate and 12 screws were used for stability because the...

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