Ekimov Inherits Dope Cheat Tyler Hamilton’s Gold Medal

LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - Russia's Viatcheslav Ekimov was finally awarded the 2004 Olympic Games cycling time trial gold medal on Friday, a year after dope-tainted winner Tyler Hamilton gave it up. An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman said that America's Bobby Julich, who was third in Athens, will be handed the silver medal with Michael Rodgers of Australia taking … [Read more...]

Aussies Complete Commonwealth Ganes Record Gold Haul

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - All-conquering Australia completed their devastating assault on the Commonwealth Games track cycling medals Friday, ending the week with a record-breaking 12 titles out of 14. In a show of their dominance, they managed a Games record in the men's team sprint despite their lead rider being struck down with the notorious "Delhi belly" stomach virus … [Read more...]

Aussies Win 11th Gold In New Delhi

NEW DELHI - Australia kept up their devastating assault on the track cycling medals with a new Commonwealth Games record in the men's team sprint to take their 11th gold of the tournament on Friday. The win came despite lead sprinter Daniel Ellis being bedridden with the notorious "Delhi belly" stomach virus just two days before the final. Ellis recovered to gift the Australians a … [Read more...]

Phinney Wins U-23 World Time Trial Title

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) GEELONG, Australia - American Taylor Phinney added another world title to his growing list with a narrow victory in the men's under-23 time trial at the world road race cycling championships on Wednesday. In the first event of the five-day championships, two-time world individual pursuit champion Phinney took the gold medal in a winning time of … [Read more...]

USA’s Kristin Armstrong Grabs Cycling Time-Trial Gold Medal In Beijing

JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 13, 2008 (AFP) - American Kristin Armstrong joined a select club of cyclists when she added the Olympic time trial gold to her 2006 world title here on Wednesday. Cambridge University graduate Emma Pooley of Britain claimed the silver with triathlon Iron Man specialist Karin Thurig of Switzerland taking a second consecutive Olympic bronze after her third place in … [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...]

Samuel Sanchez Hands Spain A Welcome Cycling Gold Medal In Beijing

by Justin Davis JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 9, 2008 (AFP) - Spanish climber Samuel Sanchez claimed his biggest ever career win when he claimed gold in the men's grueling Olympic road race, held over 245km here on Saturday. Italian Davide Rebellin finished a close second to take the silver medal with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara placing third to take the bronze. "I can't quite … [Read more...]

Wiggins Taking Triple Gold Aims In Stride

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 5, 2008 (AFP) - The thought of putting his impressive endurance skills to the test on the world's biggest stage is just another day's work for Bradley Wiggins. Britain's reigning individual pursuit champion, who at the Olympics will also bid for gold in the team event and the two-man Madison with Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, is taking it … [Read more...]