USA Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Eyes Her Third Olympic Gold

Los Angeles, June 24, 2016 (AFP) - Kristin Armstrong will have a chance at a third straight Olympic cycling time-trial gold in Rio, the US cycling federation announced on Thursday. Armstrong, 42, will be competing in a fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August when she will line up in the road race and the individual time trial. Armstrong retired after the 2012 London Olympics, but … [Read more...]

Kiss And Crash As Wiggins, Cavendish Provide Big Finish For Britain

By Ian Whittell London, March 6, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ended the Track World Championships in London with a dramatic win for the host nation in the Madison event, a result that left Britain top of the medals table. The pair, who have both tasted multiple successes in the Tour de France, claimed the fifth gold medal of … [Read more...]

Elder Statesman Wiggins Feels Heat As Rio Olympics Looms

By Ian WHITTELL Manchester, United Kingdom, March 1, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins admits that he is feeling the effects of time as he aims to end his glittering career with a World Championship and Olympic gold medal double. The former Tour de France champion returns to London this week, scene of his Olympic time-trial triumph in 2012, as part of the British men's team pursuit squad … [Read more...]

Australia’s Birdie O’Donnell Sets New One Hour Record

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Bridie O'Donnell broke the world hour distance record for women on Friday, eclipsing the previous one by more than 600 meters. Cycling Australia confirmed on Twitter that O'Donnell had "set a new #UCIHourRecord of 46.882km" for the grueling velodrome event. "I can't believe I broke a world record," the 41-year-old said after … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins To Target Cycling’s ‘Holy Grail’

London, April 15, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins will attempt to add cycling's world hour record to his four Olympic gold medals and 2012 Tour de France title, he announced on Wednesday. Wiggins intends to take a shot at what he describes as cycling's "holy grail" at London's Olympic Velodrome on June 7. Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis is the current world hour … [Read more...]

Aussie Meares Makes Track History As French Raise Roof

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Anna Meares won a historic 11th women's world title as France ended the World Track Cycling Championships in Paris in celebratory style. Meares won the women's keirin to eclipse the record gold medal mark of 10 she previously shared with Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Australia Looking To Maintain Team Pursuit Dominance At Worlds

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 17, 2015 (AFP) - Australia will be going for a fifth men's team pursuit gold in six years when the Track Cycling World Championships begin near Paris on Wednesday. To help boost their efforts, Jack Bobridge is taking a break from road cycling to try to claim gold on the track. It will be the 25-year-old's first … [Read more...]

Matthias Brandle Sets New World Hour Record At 51.85km

PARIS, Oct 30, 2014 (AFP) - Austrian cyclist Matthias Brandle set a new world hour record on Thursday with his 51.85km effort trimming more than 700m off the old mark set by Germany's Jens Voigt last month. The three-time Austrian time-trial champion set the new record at Switzerland's Aigle velodrome rather than using the Granges track where Voigt set 51.115km on September 18. "I … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Breaks Cycling’s Iconic Hour Record At 51.115K

PARIS, Sept 18, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Jens Voigt on Thursday lowered cycling's hour record, covering 51.115 kilometres at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen. Voigt, who turned 43 on Wednesday, bettered by 1,415 metres the previous mark of 49.700km set by Ondrej Sosenka of the Czech Republic in 2005 in Moscow. Prior to Sosenka, the record was held by British Olympic champion Chris … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara’s Hour Record Attempt On Hold

Following the UCI’s decision to change the Hour Record regulations, Trek Factory Racing and Fabian Cancellara are announcing that the project to attempt to break the record has been suspended for an undetermined amount of time. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “At this point we need to assess the situation. We've invested many resources, both human and financial, to prepare for an attempt … [Read more...]