Battle Of The ‘Brads’ Could Light Up The Laoshan Velodrome

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 14, 2008 (AFP) - Bradley McGee is hoping to put a silver lining around yet another injury-hit season when he saddles up with Olympic medals - not history - on his mind at the Laoshan velodrome on Friday. But as he aims to qualify for the men's individual pursuit with one eye on going better than his Athens silver medal Saturday, the presence of … [Read more...]

Brits Set Sail For Olympic Cycling Paradise

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 6, 2008 (AFP) - British cycling chief Dave Brailsford is confident his Olympic squad will blaze a trail to the podium in Beijing by medalling in 11 of the sport's 18 finals. The Manchester-based Performance Director of British track cycling conceded, however, they could leave some medal opportunities for their rivals. A total of 54 medals will be on … [Read more...]

Wiggins Taking Triple Gold Aims In Stride

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 5, 2008 (AFP) - The thought of putting his impressive endurance skills to the test on the world's biggest stage is just another day's work for Bradley Wiggins. Britain's reigning individual pursuit champion, who at the Olympics will also bid for gold in the team event and the two-man Madison with Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, is taking it … [Read more...]

British Cyclists Plans Beijing Medal Spree

LONDON, July 25, 2008 (AFP) - Great Britain's cyclists are planning a gold medal spree at the Beijing Olympics. Defending Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy are the leading contenders among a 25-strong team harboring realistic gold medal hopes in six disciplines. Britain's cyclists impressed in Athens four years ago when Wiggins and Hoy won gold, the men's team pursuit … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Is The Big Man On The Stanford Campus

Today was the start of the Amgen Tour of California with some of the world's best bicycle riders coming to compete in Palo Alto, California. The morning started with bitter cold, but warmed up nicely by the time the riders took to the starting ramp. The crowds were lined up over 10 deep, in fact, Andrew Messick (President of AEG Sports) was overheard stating that the crowds were … [Read more...]