British Women Extend Team Pursuit Total Reign

CALI, Colombia, Feb 28, 2014 (AFP) - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships. Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold before home fans in London in 2012 -- Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald triumphed with a time of … [Read more...]

Aussies, Kiwis Take World Team Track Titles

CALI, Colombia, Feb 27, 2014 (AFP) - Australia defended the men's team pursuit title, while New Zealand dethroned defending champion Germany to win the men's team sprint crown at the World Track Cycling Championships on Wednesday. The Aussies kept their crown by rallying in the last half to the race to defeat Denmark in the final. Glenn O'Shea, Alexander Edmonson, Mitchell Mulhern … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Hour Record Attempt Is Real

An article in Tuesday’s Gazzetta Dello Sport on Fabian Cancellara’s hour record attempt brings the management of Trek Factory Racing to issue an official statement. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “We haven’t taken any decision whatsoever about the time and the place for an attempt. As we have said before, the team will communicate in the appropriate time. Any other information that … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Given Chance To Show Rio Worth

LONDON, Oct 29, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish has been invited to train with the Great Britain track team before the end of this year as officials assess whether he's a genuine contender for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 28-year-old Isle of Man rider has experienced plenty of cycling success outside the velodrome, having been crowned 2011 world road race champion and also … [Read more...]

UCI Choose London For 2016 Track Worlds

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 25, 2013 (AFP) - London has been chosen to host the world track cycling championships in 2016, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Wednesday at the world road race cycling championships. Britain, which boasts the world's most successful track cycling team, has hosted the event several times in recent years. After Manchester, in 1996, 2000 and … [Read more...]

New Zealander Justin Grace Appointed France Sprint Coach

PARIS, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - New Zealander Justin Grace will succeed Florian Rousseau as national sprint coach for France's track cycling quad, the French Cycling Federation (FFC) announced on Tuesday. Grace, 43, is the first non-French national to be appointed to the job and comes after his successful stint improving his country's success in the sport. He will take up his position in … [Read more...]

Uncompromising Chris Hoy Set The Standard For Brit Success

by Tom WILLIAMS LONDON, April 18, 2013 (AFP) - In his back-breaking pursuit of perfection, Olympic cycling great Chris Hoy forged the template that enabled Britain to become the dominant global force in the sport. The 37-year-old Scot, who announced his retirement on Thursday, bows out as his country's greatest ever Olympian and the most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time. … [Read more...]

Tributes Flood In For ‘Inspirational’ Retiring Chris Hoy

hoy_london_2012

EDINBURGH, April 18, 2013 (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday led tributes to the country's greatest Olympian Chris Hoy, after the cycling great announced his retirement from the sport. The 37-year-old Hoy, one of the most recognizable figures in British sport, bowed out as the most decorated cyclist in Games history with six Olympic golds as well as 11 world … [Read more...]

Hammer Earns Fifth World Championship In The Individual Pursuit

Minsk, Belarus (February 20, 2013) — Riding in her first event at the 2013 UCI Track World Championships, Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./Performance United - FELT) took home the gold medal in the individual pursuit after besting Australian Amy Cure. It is Hammer’s fifth world title in that event, having previously earned the rainbow stripes in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011. Hammer posted the … [Read more...]

World Track Cycling Championships Results

Results from the first day of the world track cycling championships here on Wednesday: Men Kilometre 1. Francois Pervis (FRA) 1min 00.221sec 2. Simon Van Velthooven (NZL) 1:00.869 3. Joachim Eilers (GER) 1:01.450 4. Kian Emadi-Coffin (GBR) 1:01.756 5. Eric Engler (GER) 1:01.762 6. Teun Mulder … [Read more...]