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...]

Time Running Out For Valverde To Bag The Big One

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 20, 2014 (AFP) - Alejandro Valverde will have his work cut out if he is to end years of near misses and finally land the world title on home soil next week. The 34-year-old Spaniard will be one of the favourites at the World Championships in Ponferrada but time is running out for the 2009 Vuelta a Espana winner to finally claim … [Read more...]

Ponferrada To Host 2014 World Road Champs

PARIS, April 4, 2011 - The northwestern Spanish city of Ponferrada will host the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Monday. Ponferrada lost out to Florence as host of the 2013 world championships and was the sole candidate for the 2014 event. The decision will be made official when the UCI's management committee meets in Copenhagen in … [Read more...]