Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan charged ahead over the last climbs and hung on at the finish to win Sunday's men's road race at the World Road Cycling Championships. Sagan completed the 261.4km (162.4 mile) course in 6hrs 14mins 37secs to defeat Australian Michael Matthews by three seconds with Lithuania's … [Read more...]

Britain’s Armitstead Wins Women’s World Road Race Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 26, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Lizzie Armitstead outraced Dutch rival Anna Van der Breggen over the final 100 meters to win the women's road race crown Saturday at the World Road Cycling Championships. Armitstead trailed until a charge up the final climb and completed the 129.8km (80.6 miles) road course in 3hrs 23mins 56.00secs to … [Read more...]

Kiwi Linda Villumsen Finally Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) - Danish-born New Zealander Linda Villumsen, five times previously on the podium without a victory, broke through on Tuesday to win the women's individual time-trial at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 30-year-old Kiwi, who won last year's Commonwealth Games time-trial, captured the world crown by completing … [Read more...]

UCI Expands Reforms In Bid To Restore Credibility

By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) moved to strengthen anti-doping measures in men's road cycling Tuesday while undertaking reforms to improve the sport's financial sustainability. The UCI management committee, meeting at the World Road Cycling Championships in the United States, announced the measures after more … [Read more...]

World Road Cycling Championships Elite Schedule

World Road Cycling Champs 2015

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...]

Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles

Recall Summary Name of Product: Cannondale mountain bicycles with OPI stem/steering tube Hazard: The OPI stem/steering tube assemblies can fail, posing a risk of injury from a fall. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will fit a locking reinforcement … [Read more...]

Dennis Puts on The Hurt to Take Stage 4 of The USA Pro Challenge


Rohan Dennis Puts on The Hurt to Take Stage 4 of The USA Pro Challenge and Locks in Yellow Jersey for Fourth Straight Day for BMC Racing Team Breckenridge, CO. (August 20, 2015) – Rohan Dennis of BMC Racing Team took his first win since winning the opening stage of the Tour de France last month and secured the leader’s jersey for BMC Racing Team. Wednesday’s 126-mile ride from Aspen to … [Read more...]

Reijnen Repeats Wins in Aspen to Take Stage 3 of USA Pro Challenge


Aspen, CO. (August 19, 2015) – Kiel Reijnen (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling excited fans once again by repeating last year’s win in to Aspen to take Stage 3 at the USA Pro Challenge, Wednesday. Reijnen was able to survive the final monster 18-mile climb up Independence Pass (elev. 12,095), then outsprint a group of 30-plus riders. The group including Reijnen closed a more than minute … [Read more...]

Richie Porte To Leave Team Sky At End Of Season

Sydney, July 12, 2015 (AFP) - Australian star Richie Porte says he will leave Team Sky at the end of the year to pursue his dreams of Grand Tour success elsewhere. Porte is in the final year of his contract with the British super team and there has long been speculation the 30-year-old wanted out. He confirmed his plans following the Tour de France's 28 kilometre (17.3 miles) team … [Read more...]

BMC Pro Cycling Wins TTT, As Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey


By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Plumelec, France, July 12, 2015 (AFP) - BMC won the 28km team timetrial from Vannes to Plumelec on Sunday but Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader's yellow jersey. His Sky team may even have beaten the world team timetrial champions but for Ireland's Nicolas Roche cracking on the final 1.7km, 6.2 percent climb to the … [Read more...]