Michal Kwiatkowski Becomes Poland’s First World Champion

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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

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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...]

Rui Costa Makes Rainbow Jersey History For Portugal

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by Justin DAVIS FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 29, 2013 (AFP) - Alberto Rui Costa stunned Spanish rival Joaquin Rodriguez at the finish line of the world championships' road race to become the first Portuguese winner of the coveted rainbow jersey on Sunday. Rodriguez took an unwelcome silver with compatriot Alejandro Valverde winning bronze at the end of the rain-hit 272.2 km epic that … [Read more...]

Road Shark Blog – Butt’r Lubricant Cream

Written by: Ira Caminong (Road Shark) At the side of my bed is my bedside table. I have a habit of dumping a metric ton of random crap there. it is there that I have set my keys, glasses, cell phone, watch, wallet, opened and unopened mail, sunscreen, lotion, and lubricant cream. And yes, those last two objects can make a girl want to step back if she sees them at a guy’s bedside table. She … [Read more...]

2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships

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Course Routes Unveiled for 2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Men’s and Women’s Road & Time Trial National Championships Chattanooga, Tenn. – USA Cycling has announced the proposed course routes for the 2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships and the U.S. Handcycling Criterium National Championships, to be held May 25-27 in Chattanooga. … [Read more...]

World Champion Cavendish Looks Forward To Olympics

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Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 25, 2011 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish added another significant line to his remarkable list of honors when he ended a 46-year wait for a British men's world road race title on Sunday. Barely minutes after his latest exploit, the 26-year-old from the Isle of Man was talking up his chances of becoming Olympic champion at London in 2012. … [Read more...]

USA To Host The 2015 World Road Championships

RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept 21, 2011 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) selected Richmond, Virginia, as host of the 2015 road cycling world championships on Wednesday, the first US site for the event since 1986. Oman has challenged the American bid before pulling out as a candidate, leaving Richmond, about a two-hour drive south of Washington, to claim the event. The last US host city … [Read more...]

World Road Race Championships Schedule

Race schedule for the world road race championships in Copenhagen from September 19-25: September 19 Time trial Junior Women, 13,9 km Time trial Under 23 Men, 35,2 km (2x17,6 km) September 20 Time trial Junior Men, 27,8 km (2x13,9 km) Time trial Elite Women, 27,8 km (2x13,9 km) September 21 Time trial Elite Men, 46,4 km (2x23,2 km) September 23 … [Read more...]