European Road Race Championships In Nice Are Cancelled

Nice, France, Aug 5, 2016 (AFP) - The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city's mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured 434. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Miss The British Cycling Championships

London, June 7, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome will miss the forthcoming British Championships as he prepares to defend the Tour de France title. Froome won the Tour in 2013 and 2015 and is aiming for a third triumph in the race, which begins on July 2. The 31-year-old also has his sights set on Olympic gold in the road race in Rio in August. Geraint Thomas, likely to be a key … [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...]

Innsbruck To Host The 2018 Road World Championships

Paris, Feb 1, 2016 - The Austrian city of Innsbruck was on Monday named host of the 2018 Road World Championships, the international cycling federation (UCI) announced. Innsbruck, twice host to the Winter Olympic Games (1964, 1976), has also hosted the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympic Games and was the host city of the maiden Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. 2018 will be the third … [Read more...]

Team Velocio Extends World Team Time Trial Win Streak

By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 20, 2015 (AFP) - Velocio SRAM captured a fourth consecutive women's team time-trial title Sunday at the World Road Cycling Championships with Germany's Trixi Worrack making herself the only rider on each winning squad. The German-based lineup that won the past three crowns as Lululemon completed the 38.6km (24 miles) trek in 47min … [Read more...]

World Road Cycling Championships Elite Schedule

Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 - Schedule of elite races at the World Road Cycling Championships with event, distance and times (local and GMT): Sunday: Women's team time trials (38.8km) - 1130 a.m.-12:55p.m. (1530-1655) Men's team time trials (38.8km) 1:30p.m.-3:35 p.m. (1730-1935) Tuesday: Women's individual time trials (30 km) 1:30-4:45 (1730-2045) … [Read more...]

Phinney Returns To Help BMC Defend World Team Time Trial

By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney, fighting back from a career-threatening 2014 crash, was named on Saturday to ride for defending men's team time-trial champions BMC at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 25-year-old son of 1984 Olympic road race champion Connie Carpenter and former pro cyclist Davis Phinney will ride on a … [Read more...]

An Injured Mark Cavendish Out Of World Championships

London, Sept 18, 2015 - Mark Cavendish has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next week's Road Cycling World Championships in the United States with a shoulder injury, British Cycling confirmed on Friday. The 30-year-old from the Isle of Man won the 2011 title but will be unable to compete in the event in Richmond, Virginia after colliding into a stationary car at the Tour of … [Read more...]

As The World Awaits The Superstars At The Worlds

By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 18, 2015 (AFP) - Tony Martin is preparing for a record-equalling tilt at glory as the World Road Cycling Championships get under way this weekend, two months after he crashed out of the Tour de France with a broken collarbone. The 30-year-old Etixx Quick Step rider, seeks his fourth individual time trial title in five years, which would … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara To Forgoe The World Championships

Fabian Cancellara has decided to end his 2015 season after a virus forced him to drop out of the Tour of Spain with stomach problems. Cancellara was poised to make his third come-back in one season, after breaking two vertebrae in E3 Prijs Harelbeke and once more during the Tour de France, wearing the yellow jersey. Cancellara: “Physically I could probably go on and race the World … [Read more...]