Sport: Whirl to Nowhere

Riding high on a banked turn of the bike track that circled Cleveland's Arena, Australian Alfred Strom bent low over his handlebars, cut loose with a nerve-jangling yowl and pedaled furiously to the front of the pack. The first "jam" of the first six-day bicycle race in six years was under way. The crowd came alive as relief riders piled onto the track to take over from tiring teammates. The race itself became a wheeled madhouse as the hard-pumping Aussies tried to steal a lap on two-man teams representing the U.S. and...

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