Douglas Ansel

  • joined Aug 09, 2009
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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Grad student at Notre Dame, bike racer. Really, I love all things bike. Especially when mud is involved.

And coffee. I heart the coffees.

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Breaking the Mold


The fourth edition of one of North America's biggest races kicked off Monday and this year, organizers are mixing some tried and elements of years past with shorter stages and the race's first...


San Sebastian in Images... And Some Thoughts

Alejandro Valverde partially made up for a disappointing Tour de France where he slipped off the podium in the last week by soloing in for his second win in the Spanish classic.

LeTour Stage 18: Nibali Stamps Authority On Rivals


Race leader Vincenzo Nibali took his fourth stage win in this year's Tour today, jumping away from the group of overall contenders 10km from the finish atop Hautacam and riding through the last...

Le Tour Stage 17: Majka Doubles Up


The resurrection of Saxo-Tinkoff's Tour de France from the ashes of Alberto Contador's broken tibia and withdrawal halfway through the race continued as young Polish star Rafael Majka took his...

Le Tour Stage 17: A Battle Royale


At a mere 124.5 kilometers, tomorrow's stage may look easy, but it is certainly anything but. Expect a hard fought battle for the bottom two podium spots over the four major climbs of the stage.

A Battle for Polka Dots?


Two weeks into the Tour and we have a three way standoff atop the KOM rankings between a guy going for stage wins, a guy explicitly trying to get the dots, and the race leader. Which one of them...

Le Tour Stage 16: Rogers Solos In


Michael Rogers took his third stage win in a grand tour this year as he rode away from his breakaway companions three kilometers from the finish line today. Behind the break, Romain Bardet and...

Heartbreak For Bauer as Kristoff Wins


Alexander Kristoff notched up his second stage win after narrowly nicking past breakaway riders Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger inside the final fifty meters of the stage.

Le Tour Stage 14: Majka Lifts Saxo Spirits


Rafael Majka took the first victory of his already illustrious three years as a professional rider by dropping his breakaway companions on the final climb to Risoul. Behind, Vincenzo Nibali proved...

Le Tour Stage 13: Nibali Asserts His Dominance


Vincenzo Nibali won his second mountaintop finish and his third stage of the race so far, cementing his overall lead and reducing his rivals to infighting over the remaining podium spots.

A Tour for France?


French riders and teams have struggled to make a strong impression on their national tour for the past two decades. But this year, the French seem poised for an upwards swing.

Le Tour Stage 12: Kristoff Barrels Home


Katusha rider takes first ever Tour de France stage win, soundly beating Peter Sagan and Arnaud Démare in a wild bunch gallop.

Le Tour Stage 12: Can Sagan Finally Win It?


Hilly with a chance of sprint, and an even higher chance of Sagan. But will the other sprinters hold on long enough to challenge him, or will the breakaway elude the pack? It's a tricky one to call.

Le Tour Stage 11: Another Day For The Break?


Looks like a break. Or, it would if Peter Sagan had won a stage already...

Tour Turned Upside Down After Contador Crashes Out


The battle to win the Tour de France was turned upside down as the rider most likely to challenge Vincenzo Nibali crashed 95 kilometers into today's stage and was forced to withdraw shortly...

Le Tour Stage 9: Martin Mashes the Mountains


After a long solo exploit on an occasionally rainy day in the Vosges, Tony Martin took a memorable win minutes in front of a powerful breakaway and Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey.

Le Tour Stage 8: Kadri Wins One For France


Biel Kadri took the first stage win for a French rider in this year's Tour after a cold, rainy slog through the Vosges mountains as Alberto Contador tested the legs of all the other general...

Le Tour Stage 7: Trentin Wins by Narrowest Margin


Omega Pharma - Quickstep's leadout man Matteo Trentin showed again he is a strong sprinter after a hard day as he took a narrow victory over Peter Sagan after a pair of late climbs and a hectic...

Le Tour Stage 6: Greipel is Back


After a windy and rainy stage, André Greipel stormed to a commanding stage win after a hectic final kilometer.

Le Tour Stage 4: Kittel... Again (Surprise!)


Another flat day in Le Tour, and another stage win for Marcel Kittel. You would think things are getting too predictable, but the final sprint was much closer and much different than the first two...

Le Tour Stage 3: Kittel Does What Kittel Does


A finish just down the road from Buckingham Palace saw the coronation of Marcel Kittel, who has won both bunch sprints in this year's Tour de France in dominating style.

Le Tour Stage 2: Nibali Takes Canny Win


A mixture of general classification and one-day specialists fought it out over the last hour of climbs on today's stage from York to Sheffield and Vincenzo Nibali emerged from the scrum to take a fi

TDF Stg 1: Cavendish Crashes as Kittel Wins


The first stage of this year's Tour de France saw a hotly contested sprint that left Mark Cavendish and Simon Gerrans on the ground as Marcel Kittel took a convincing win ahead of Peter Sagan.

Tour de France GC Preview


Unlike the seeming coronation of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in the past two editions of the Tour de France, this year's race is shaping up to be a lively one. Who looks the best coming into...

Looking Towards France


July is nigh, and the attention of the cycling world is fixated ever so strongly on the upcoming Tour de France. Over the next week we will look in depth at the route and the cast of this year's 21...

Dauphiné Stage 6: Another Day For The Breakaway


Jan Bakelandts made it three stage wins in a row for the early breakaway, leaving behind his companions late in the stage and out-sprinting Lieuwe Westra in the final 200 meters. Behind, Chris...

Dauphiné Stage 5: Sky Shows Weakness; Spilak Wins


It was another day for the breakaway today and Simon Spilak made it two wins in two days for Katusha, but behind a hard fought GC battle turned a seemingly tame parcours into an arena for fierce...

Dauphiné Stage3: Youngster Arndt Wins Close Sprint


Nikias Arndt won the first bunch sprint of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Who is this kid?

Critérium du Dauphiné: Froome Wins Again


After winning the opening time trial yesterday, Chris Froome once emerged victorious on the Dauphiné's first mountain top finish. Is the rest of the race a forgone conclusion?

Working Pro Marcotte Steals Stars and Stripes


Upstart domestic Team SmartStop took the nationals road race by the scruff of its neck on Monday, putting three men in the 11 man winning move and getting working pro Eric Marcotte across the line...

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