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Great day for American riders at cycling time trials

Updated: August 13, 2008, 12:24 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

JUYONGGUAN, China -- The Great Wall of China has undergone a few changes since it was built more than 2,000 years ago. For one thing, there is now a Starbucks along the most popular section of the Wall. And there are also toll booths outside several sections (if only the ancient Chinese had thought of that -- they could have stopped the Mongol hordes for not having exact change).

And this week, the Great Wall provided the most dramatic setting in cycling that does not involve 100,000 ...

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