British Women Extend Team Pursuit Total Reign

CALI, Colombia, Feb 28, 2014 (AFP) - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships. Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold before home fans in London in 2012 -- Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald triumphed with a time of … [Read more...]

Australia To Defend Pursuit Crown Against Russia

APELDOORN, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 - Australia will defend their team pursuit crown against Russia after setting the fastest qualifying time for the 4km event here at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday. An emerging Russian quartet had set the early pace with a time of 4min 00.965sec over 16 laps of the Omnisport Arena, slicing four seconds off their qualifying time … [Read more...]

Phinney Places Doubt On 2012 Olympic Omnium Bid

GEELONG, Australia - American cycling sensation Taylor Phinney has placed doubt on his participation in the maiden omnium event at the London 2012 Olympics. The 20-year-old is the reigning world champion in the multi-race event and was expected to make it his focus in London after the pursuit, in which he is the two-time world champion, was scrapped after the 2008 Beijing Games. … [Read more...]

Women’s Team Pursuit World Record Goes American As Well

Aguascalientes, Mexico (May 12, 2010) - Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./ATF Empire Coaching Systems), Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./American Track Foundation) and Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) set an unofficial new world record in the three-kilometer team pursuit on their way to winning the gold medal in women’s event at the Pan American Championships in … [Read more...]

Hammer Sets World’s Fastest Pursuit Time

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2010 - American Sarah Hammer clocked what's expected to be verified as a world record in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit Tuesday at the Pan American Cycling Championships in Mexico, USA Cycling said. Hammer finished in 3min, 22.269sec, more than 2sec faster than the mark set by New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The International Cycling … [Read more...]

Taylor Phinney World’s Fastest Pursuiter

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by Justin Davis American Taylor Phinney dominated New Zealand's Jesse Sergent to successfully defend his individual pursuit title here at the world track championships on Thursday. Phinney, who is the son of former Olympic cycling champions, clocked a winning time of 4min 16.600sec for the 4km, 16-lap event to beat Sergent comfortably. The 22-year-old Kiwi, part of the … [Read more...]

Phinney Defends Men’s Individual Pursuit Title

COPENHAGEN, March 25, 2010 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney dominated New Zealand's Jesse Sergent to successfully defend his individual pursuit title here at the world track championships on Thursday. Australia's Jack Bobridge dominated Russia's Alexander Serov to win the bronze medal. … [Read more...]

Hammer Beats Houvenaghel For Third World Pursuit Title

COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2010 (AFP) - Sarah Hammer of the United States held off Britain's Wendy Houvenaghel to reclaim the women's individual pursuit title here at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday. Hammer, who had set a personal best of 3min 27.826sec to top qualifying, finished in a time of 3:28.601 to reclaim the crown she won in 2006 and 2007. In the bronze medal … [Read more...]

Hammer, Houvenaghel To Race For Track Pursuit Gold

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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...]

Taylor Phinney Crowned World Pursuit King

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by Justin Davis PRUSZKOW, Poland, March 26, 2009 (AFP) - Teenage track sensation Taylor Phinney struck gold in the men's pursuit to end the United States' 16-year wait for the title here at the world track cycling championships Thursday. Phinney, standing an impressive 1.93m tall, fulfilled pre-race predictions to overcome a strong challenge from Australian Jack Bobridge, who … [Read more...]