Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan charged ahead over the last climbs and hung on at the finish to win Sunday's men's road race at the World Road Cycling Championships. Sagan completed the 261.4km (162.4 mile) course in 6hrs 14mins 37secs to defeat Australian Michael Matthews by three seconds with Lithuania's … [Read more...]

Britain’s Armitstead Wins Women’s World Road Race Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 26, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Lizzie Armitstead outraced Dutch rival Anna Van der Breggen over the final 100 meters to win the women's road race crown Saturday at the World Road Cycling Championships. Armitstead trailed until a charge up the final climb and completed the 129.8km (80.6 miles) road course in 3hrs 23mins 56.00secs to … [Read more...]

Kiryienka Wins World Road Championships Time Trial Crown


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 23, 2015 (AFP) - Vasil Kiryienka, the European Games time-trial champion from Belarus, captured the men's individual time-trial crown Wednesday at the World Road Cycling Championships Kiryienka completed the 53.5km (33.5 miles) course in 1hr 2mins 29.45secs at 51.368 k/hr to capture his first world title by 9.08 seconds over … [Read more...]

World Road Cycling Championships Elite Schedule

World Road Cycling Champs 2015

Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 - Schedule of elite races at the World Road Cycling Championships with event, distance and times (local and GMT): Sunday: Women's team time trials (38.8km) - 1130 a.m.-12:55p.m. (1530-1655) Men's team time trials (38.8km) 1:30p.m.-3:35 p.m. (1730-1935) Tuesday: Women's individual time trials (30 km) 1:30-4:45 (1730-2045) … [Read more...]

Inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (May 8, 2015) – It was a chilly day (39 degrees) in South Lake Tahoe as 82 elite women road cyclists began the first UCI-sanctioned Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, but the peloton brought the heat, blazing around the lake at speeds averaging 23+ mph on the undulating 74.5-mile course. As the 82 cyclists racing for 14 teams took off from the start … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Looks Forward To Life After The Road

A Sufferring Bradley Wiggins

By Elodie SOINARD Al Wakra Corniche, Qatar, Feb 9, 2015 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner and world time-trial champion Bradley Wiggins is enjoying his final days as a road racer, as the ongoing Tour of Qatar, serves as a warmup for a final crack at the Paris-Roubaix. The cycling icon, who became the first British rider to win the Tour … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Becomes Poland’s First World Champion


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 28, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski timed his breakaway to perfection to make history as the first Polish rider to win the men's road race world title on Sunday. Following a 254km race in torrid, wet conditions, Australia's Simon Gerrans won a six-man sprint for second ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde, third for the third year in … [Read more...]

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...]

Australia Team For 2014 Road World Championships

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SYDNEY, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - The Australia team announced Monday for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21-28: Australia - Men: Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Rohan Dennis (BMC), Cadel Evans (BMC), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE), Michael Matthews … [Read more...]

Along The Road Like Bridesmaids At A Farmer’s Wedding


They came at me along the road like bridesmaids at a farmer’s wedding. Equally spaced to the horizon by winter madness. The club run exploded, their kit admitted that they were still 30km from home. I drove on in the opposite direction, the gaps became less regular and the rider’s arms straighter. Some feckin mullet showing off and destroying a club run with bravado and new wheels; … [Read more...]