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Wells 19th in mountain biking

11:07 am | August 28, 2004 | Todd Wells has no regrets about his 19th place finish in the cross country mountain biking at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Wells ready for mountain bike race

1:41 pm | August 25, 2004 | Not so long ago, Toddd Wells put aside his bicycle racing dreams on hold to get a degree in management information systems from the University of Arizona and a job with IBM, but he's returned to the sport and will compete in Saturday's Olympic mountain bike race.

Cyclist Hamilton turns his luck around

10:20 pm | August 18, 2004 | Tyler Hamilton had been having a bad year, but his golden finish in Greece has changed all that.

Iowa cyclist edged for bronze

2:20 pm | August 18, 2004 | As the Swiss coaches exploded into celebration behind her, American cyclist Christine Thorburn flashed a half-hearted smile - she knew the Olympic bronze medal in the women's cycling time trial had been lifted from her neck on Wednesday - by the last rider on the course.

Cyclist pleased with 8th-place finish

5:01 pm | August 15, 2004 | Upset with USA Cycling for being left out of Wednesday's upcoming time trial, cyclist Kristin Armstrong sent a message Sunday afternoon at the Summer Olympics by finishing as the top American in the women's road race.

Course, heat get best of American cyclists

4:19 pm | August 14, 2004 | Geore Hincapie found out how difficult it is to win an Olympic gold medal with one leg, especially if you have to pedal a bike through already brutal conditions, finishing 24th in the 139.4 mile road race through downtown Athens on a scorching summer Saturday afternoon.

Cyclist says she's ready to compete

4:00 pm | August 14, 2004 | United States cyclist Kristin Armstrong gets to compete twice Sunday - in her first Olympic road race in the afternoon and again at night in an arbitration case against USA Cycling.

Hincapie's attention shifts from yellow to gold

8:23 pm | August 12, 2004 | Last month, George Hincapie raced through the streets of Paris as one of Lance Armstrong's trusted lieutenants on Armstrong's historic quest to win a sixth Tour de France yellow jersey, but on Saturday, the Greenville, S.C., resident will pursue Olympic gold through the streets of Athens.

Armstrong plans assignment protest

7:12 pm | August 12, 2004 | Cyclist Kristin Armstrong will make her Olympic debut in Sunday's road race, but the distraction of a potential arbitration case has suddenly become a big part of her first Olympic experience.

McCartney steps up to the spotlight

7:06 pm | August 12, 2004 | In the last-name world of elite road cycling, where severa U.S. names are synonymous with the Tour de France, heís just Jason -- Jason McCartney, the Hawaiian-born rider whose training includes the dusty gravel roads outside his home in Coralville, Iowa.

Womenís cyclist to appeal selection process

7:00 pm | August 12, 2004 | Boise, Idaho, cyclist Kristin Armstrong said she is in the process of hiring a California attorney and plans to file an appeal after being left off the two-woman U.S. team for the Olympic time trial.

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Phelps' big win: Taking the challenge

BOB KRAVITZ | The Indianapolis Star

Americans have forgotten how to play as a team

DAN BICKLEY | The Arizona Republic

Bade guns for gold, but comes up short

IAN O'CONNOR | The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News

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