Phillipe Gilbert Claims His Fourth Amstel Gold Race Victory

Valkenburg, Netherlands, April 16, 2017 (AFP) - Philippe Gilbert continued his fine start to the season by winning the prestigious Amstel Gold Race for the fourth time on Sunday -- and then made short work of a celebratory beer on the podium. At the end of a punishing 260km course that included 35 climbs, Belgian Gilbert outsprinted 2015 winner Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in a tactical … [Read more...]

Amstel Gold Race Next On Greg Van Avermaet’s Race Agenda

14 April, 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) After standing on the podium at Paris-Roubaix with his Monument title to his name, Greg Van Avermaet will be back at the start line for Amstel Gold Race this Sunday, 16 April. Van Avermaet, who is eyeing his first podium result at Amstel Gold Race, is brimming with confidence after claiming victory at Paris-Roubaix. "My best result at Amstel … [Read more...]

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...]