German Lisa Brennauer Wins Women’s World Timetrial Gold

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 23, 2014 (AFP) - German Lisa Brennauer produced a stunning ride to win the women's world time-trial title in Ponferrada, north-western Spain, on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, junior world champion in 2005, beat Anna Solovey of Ukraine by 18sec with American Evelyn Stevens another 3sec further back. And she admitted it was an unexpected success. "For me, it … [Read more...]

Belgian Cyclists Receive Gold Medals – Over 60 Years Later


LONDON, June 8, 2010 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist - 62 years after he won it, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. Eugene Van Roosbroeck, 82, and his two team-mates - 81-year-old Lode Wouters and the late Leon De Lathouwer - were blissfully unware they had won the team cycle race at the 1948 … [Read more...]

Hammer, Houvenaghel To Race For Track Pursuit Gold


COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2010 (AFP) - Britain's Wendy Houvenaghel will face former world champion Sarah Hammer of the USA in the women's 3000 metre pursuit gold match at the world track cycling championships later Wednesday. Hammer, a former two-time world champion, clocked a new personal best of 3min 27.826sec to top qualifying in her match with Vera Koedooder of the Netherlands. … [Read more...]