Romero Not To Defend Olympic Title

LONDON, Oct 10, 2011 (AFP) - Britain's Olympic cycling champion Rebecca Romero confirmed on Monday that she will not compete at the London 2012 Games next summer. British Cycling said the 31-year-old double world champion, who claimed individual pursuit gold in Beijing four years ago, has left the Olympic Program. "Having suffered several setbacks at crucial points, I believe I'm … [Read more...]

Wiggins and Romero Lose Out In Cycling Shake-Up

LONDON, Dec 10, 2009 (AFP) – British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Rebecca Romero will not be able to defend their titles at the 2012 Games in London after changes to the Olympic track program were announced on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the changes proposed by cycling’s world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), in a bid to increase gender … [Read more...]

Romero ‘Shocked’ By Olympic Changes

LONDON, Oct 28, 2009 (AFP) - British Olympic champion Rebecca Romero has hit out at "ludicrous" plans to change the track cycling programme which would mean she could not defend her title at the 2012 Games in London. Romero won Olympic individual pursuit gold in Beijing last year but her event is in danger of disappearing from the Olympic programme as part of a plan to ensure male and female … [Read more...]

All Eyes On Rebellin As Valverde Defends ‘Queen of the Classics’

by Justin Davis PARIS, April 24, 2009 (AFP) - Italian veteran Davide Rebellin is hoping to add a regal touch to an impressive week of bike racing by winning the prestigious Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the 'Doyenne' of the one-day classics, this Sunday. Rebellin capped a tactically strong ride in Wednesday's Fleche-Wallonne to claim a record-equalling third victory in the Belgian one-day … [Read more...]

Romero Wins Gold, And Makes Olympic History

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 17, 2008 (AFP) - Britain's Rebecca Romero made Olympic history here Sunday when she became just the second woman to claim medals in two different sports at the summer Games. England's Romero dominated an all-British track cycling individual pursuit final to leave Wendy Houvenaghel of Northern Ireland with the silver medal after posting a winning time … [Read more...]

Rebecca Romero Races Into The Olympic History Books

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 16, 2008 (AFP) - Britain's Rebecca Romero is assured of writing a page in the Olympic history books after qualifying Saturday for the women's individual pursuit final alongside compatriot Wendy Houvenaghel. Romero, who won an Olympic rowing silver four years ago in the women's quadruple sculls, clocked a time of three minutes 27.7 seconds in her heat … [Read more...]

Romero and Houvenaghel Boost British Medal Hopes

BEIJING, Aug 15, 2008 (AFP) - Wendy Houvenaghel clocked the fastest time of qualifying for the women's Olympic individual pursuit here Friday to further boost Britain's medal chances. The northern-Irishwoman, a bronze medal winner at world level, clocked 3min 28.4sec for the 3km race against the clock to claim her place in the first round alongside reigning world champion and teammate … [Read more...]