European Road Race Championships In Nice Are Cancelled

Nice, France, Aug 5, 2016 (AFP) - The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city's mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured 434. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old … [Read more...]

Greipel Outsprints Kittel For German Road Championship Title

Berlin, June 26, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel got one over his great sprint rival Marcel Kittel by winning the German Championships road race on Sunday. Just under a week from the start of the Tour de France, Greipel came out trumps in a battle between the two men to have dominated sprint finishes in the last three editions of the Tour. Greipel won the sprint to the line with 23-year-old … [Read more...]

Innsbruck To Host The 2018 Road World Championships

Paris, Feb 1, 2016 - The Austrian city of Innsbruck was on Monday named host of the 2018 Road World Championships, the international cycling federation (UCI) announced. Innsbruck, twice host to the Winter Olympic Games (1964, 1976), has also hosted the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympic Games and was the host city of the maiden Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. 2018 will be the third … [Read more...]

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]