France’s Pauline Ferrand-Prevot Admits Surprise At World Title

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 27, 2014 (AFP) - Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot admitted she hadn't expected to win after stunning the favourites in a select bunch sprint to claim the women's road race title at the World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain on Saturday. Ferrand-Prevot is more known as a climber having come from a background in mountain biking, but … [Read more...]

Emma Johansson Rides Into History In Northampton

World number one Emma Johansson became the Friends Life Women's Tour number one as she narrowly beat Marianne Vos on Derngate in Northampton to take the opening stage and with it the race lead. The Swedish rider headed home Vos and Northamptonshire's Hannah Barnes, who claimed the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best British Rider jersey. Johansson, of the Orica AIS team now leads the Friends … [Read more...]

Bronzini Sprints To Women’s Road Race Crown

Written by: Justin Davis GEELONG, Australia - Giorgia Bronzini kept the women's crown in Italian hands when she sprinted to victory in the 127.2km event at the world road race cycling championships on Saturday. Dutchwoman Marianne Vos, the 2006 champion, finished second for her fourth consecutive silver while Emma Johansson of Sweden took the bronze. Britain's Olympic … [Read more...]

Pooley wins GP de Plouay as Team captures World Cup

After a great victory last year in Plouay, Emma Pooley (GBR) came back to France with the best memories and took her second win in a row in the French World Cup race. The two-time Olympic Time Trial Champion claimed the victory on a challenging six lap circuit (each 19.1 km), with more than a minute lead ahead of Marianne Vos (NED) and Emma Johansson from Sweden. Cervélo’s Charlotte Becker … [Read more...]

Nicole Cooke of Britain Crowned Women’s Olympic Road Champion

by Justin Davis JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 10, 2008 (AFP) - Welshwoman Nicole Cooke handed Britain their first gold of the Beijing Olympic Games when she won the women's cycling road race here on Sunday. Sweden's Emma Johansson took the silver medal with Italian Tatiana Guderzo placing third for the bronze. Cooke, 25, is one of the most successful road racers of modern times … [Read more...]