The Outer Line chats with retired pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde.
Seven months after the tragic death of Paul Sherwen, NBC Sports will slot several announcers into its Tour de France broadcast
Check out Neal Rogers's author page.
USADA CEO Travis Tygart speaks to Matthew Beaudin about the doping fight and trying to clean up the sport for good
Armstrong, Hincapie, Vande Velde, and Livingston will reunite at the October 25 Gran Fondo Hincapie
An analysis of the long-term effects of performance-enhancing drugs
A generational change coupled with four major teams folding triggers an exodus from the peloton, big names and small, willing and unwilling
Veterans such as Freddie Rodriguez and Christian Vande Velde pass on their knowledge and wisdom to younger riders
Christian Vande Velde's Cervelo R5 is built up with a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 drivetrain, save for a Rotor crank
The American rider gets emotional during the final stage of the USA Pro Challenge, his last race on U.S. soil before his retirement
Bent on repeating its 2012 win, Garmin brings a packed roster to the USA Pro Challenge
Sport director Charly Wegelius says the team left Paris satisfied with its performance at the 100th Tour de France
Clad in their lime green jerseys, Cannondale riders force a split in the peloton that eventually leads to a Peter Sagan stage win
American rider crashes out of what is expected to be his final Tour de France
The American, who crashed during stage 5, says the first week of the Tour is the "most dangerous week" of the entire season
Bittersweet over his final Tour de France, and 22nd grand tour, veteran American talks about getting laughed at when he went clean
In position to land the yellow jersey, American squad enters Tuesday's team time trial in Nice a favorite
Garmin squad lacks an outright leader at the Tour de France, but has several riders who can "create chaos in the race"
With incredible depth but no clear leader, Garmin brass won't cut down to nine Tour riders until after a training camp next week in Girona
Garmin-Sharp rider pulled out of the Giro d'Italia last week after falling ill
Garmin-Sharp rider says he'd glad he decided to return to racing after his six-month, offseason doping suspension
Garmin-Sharp rider will work for his team leaders at the Ardennes classics as he prepares for his first grand tour
Fourth-year pro hopes to earn a spot on the Giro d'Italia roster to help teammate Ryder Hesjedal defend his title
Vande Velde likely to need surgery on fractured hand
The Catalan tour is over home roads of sorts for the three, who have their European base in Girona
Christian Vande Velde speaks about his pending return to racing with ESPN's Bonnie D. Ford
Six-month bans for Garmin riders and Leipheimer expired on Friday
Jonathan Vaughters says that although cycling is cleaner than in past years, an independent body needs to help the sport learn from its past
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has laid its overwhelming cards on the table in the Armstrong case. What does it mean for those involved?
Danielson, Vande Velde and Zabriskie address USADA case
U.S. officials have not received notification from USADA regarding suspensions for Danielson, Leipheimer, Vande Velde or Zabriskie
The Slipstream chief said the UCI had the chance to interview Christian Vande Velde, Dave Zabriskie and Tom Danielson years ago
Garmin boss says Vande Velde, Zabriskie and Danielson doped before joining Garmin
Garmin veteran says he wasn't messing around after taking too many of these races for granted in his career
Caught grinning today, Vande Velde talks of his enjoyment of the race and setting his sights on tomorrow's Flagstaff finish
Chris Horner says he's lacking power and may defer to supporting RadioShack's young GC riders
It was a black Friday indeed for Garmin-Sharp, which saw its entire squad bar one on the deck in a horrific pileup
Tour brass, UCI haven't acted on new Armstrong report and plan to leave the four Americans named as Armstrong witnesses in the Tour
Garmin-Sharp had a rough day on stage 3, with its GC men and sprinter all spending time on the deck
Hesjedal is the point man, but Vande Velde is ready and willing to step in if need be
Skratching the itch to win: Taylor Phinney, Evelyn Stevens tune up for London at all-star Boulder training camp
Olympic hopefuls join Tour riders Vande Velde and Zabriskie, plus top 'crosser Johnson, for an Allen Lim-style tuneup
In an in-depth interview, Christian Vande Velde takes VeloNews behind the curtain of his roommate Ryder Hesjedal's ride into pink
Savio livid with Rujano, says Venezuelan's last chance has expired; Friday was reckoning for two GC hopefuls
Christian Vande Velde doesn't know what to expect from Giro d'Italia leader Joaquim Rodríguez in the big mountains
Christian Vande Velde and Peter Stetina dug deep today to put team leader Ryder Hesjedal in perfect position to steal back the pink jersey
The new Giro leader isn't on Gazzetta's list of favorites, but that can't last for long
American will go back to the Giro to support Hesjedal, build for the Tour after a one-year break
Leipheimer will have a hard time defending his title against fellow Americans
VIDEO: Christian Vande Velde, looking for a way to win in Colorado
VAIL, Colo. (VN) – Ten miles. A vertical gain of 1,100 feet. Two completely different riders and two completely different equipment choices ended with a .58-second difference between Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo). The two Americans sit atop the GC after the third stage on Vail Pass, but how exactly did such different circumstances lead to such a narrow stage win for the former?
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (VN) — There haven’t been many instances during his 15-year career that Christian Vande Velde has ridden a downhill prologue — and even fewer times that he’s started off a time trial stage as one of the first 12 riders out of the start house.
Christian Vande Velde didn't have the Tour de France that he was hoping for. After an injury-free run into the Tour for the first time in three years, Vande Velde crashed three times in the first stage and barely rode out of the first half of the Tour after a string of other painful spills. While other GC favorites were sent packing, the 35-year-old toughed it out and was able later to make important contributions in the final week that helped Garmin-Cervélo win the team GC prize.
PUY SAINT PIERRE, France (VN) - As teams whose top-five GC hopes have faded often do, Garmin-Cervélo is chasing the teams classification at the Tour de France. But with four stage wins, a week in the maillot jaune and an American rookie fighting for the top-10, Garmin’s Tour has been their best ever and Tom Danielson leads the squad in a run at the final podium in the final three days of the race.
Christian Vande Velde auditions for VeloNews reporter job
SUPER-BESSE, France (VN) ─ Veteran American cyclist Christian Vande Velde knows well what a rollercoaster of luck and fitness the Tour de France can be. He finished fourth overall in the 2008 Tour, 11th in the 2009 Tour and crashed out of the 2010 competition with broken ribs. Well before that, he twice rode on U.S. Postal Service squads that deliver Lance Armstrong to overall victory.
This year’s Tour field boasts a deep wealth of Yankee talent, including a top sprinter, a quartet of potential top-5 finishers, one of the sport’s most promising young riders, and a star-crossed veteran who will be starting his record-tying 16th Grand Boucle.
What's that bike CVV is riding at the Swiss Tour?
For stage 6 of the 2011 Tour of California, Christian Vande Velde chose a 2010 bike.
LIÈGE, Belgium (VN) – The peloton returns to the scene of the Stockeau massacre in a race for the first time Sunday. The descent of the Ardennes climb was the site of the massive crash that led to the neutralization of stage 3 at last year’s Tour de France.
Christian Vande Velde isn’t going to tempt fate yet again and is steering clear of the Giro d’Italia this year as he prepares for a peak in form for the 2011 Tour de France.