Hospitalised John Degenkolb Confident For Road World Championships

BERLIN, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - German sprinter John Degenkolb, who recently won the green jersey as points leader on the Tour of Spain, has been hospitalised in Frankfurt with a fever, his manager Jorg Werner revealed on Wednesday. "An injury to his right leg after a crash has become infected. For his own safety, John must stay a few days in hospital," Werner told German daily Bild. … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Spearheads Spain Road World Championships Squad

MADRID, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - Fresh from finishing third at the Vuelta a Espana, Alejandro Valverde will lead Spain's quest for glory on home soil at the world cycling championships in Ponferrada. The 34-year-old, who penned a new three-year deal with Movistar on Tuesday, will line up alongside Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez, who finished fourth in the Vuelta, for the road race on … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Leads British Assault On Road World Championships

LONDON, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were named in the Great Britain team for the Road World Championships in Spain that was announced on Wednesday. But while Froome, who recently came second in the Tour of Spain behind Alberto Contador, will spearhead a nine-man team in the men's road race, Wiggins will only feature in the … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish To Miss The Road World Championships

LONDON, Sept 04, 2014 (AFP) - Sprint specialist Mark Cavendish was omitted from the squad announced by Great Britain on Thursday for the UCI Road World Championships in Spain later this month. Cavendish, the 2011 world champion, had to undergo shoulder surgery after crashing on the opening stage of this year's Tour de France in the northern English town of Harrogate. The eight-man … [Read more...]

Crash At Worlds Ends Season For Schleck

PARIS, Sept 27, 2011 - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck has called an end to his season following a crash in the men's elite event at the road world championships, his Leopard team announced Monday. "Frank Schleck and the team's management have decided to call an end to Frank Schlecks 2011 season after an untimely crash at the Road World Championships in Copenhagen," a team statement said. … [Read more...]

Road world championships medals table

COPENHAGEN, Sept 25, 2011 (AFP) - Medals table from the road world championships which ended here Sunday: Gold Silver Bronze Total France 2 1 3 Germany 2 3 5 Australia 2 1 2 5 Great Britain 2 2 2 6 Denmark 1 1 1 3 Italy … [Read more...]

Bronzini Leaves Vos With Fifth Straight Silver Medal

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - Giorgia Bronzini of Italy produced a trademark power sprint to successfully defend her elite road race title and leave Marianne Vos in tears at the road world championships on Saturday. Bronzini, 28, came over the finish line of the 140 km race a wheel length ahead of Dutchwoman Vos, who took her fifth consecutive silver medal in … [Read more...]

Lecuisinier Cooks Up Another French Gold

COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - France continued its impressive campaign at the road world championships on Saturday when Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier secured the junior men's road race title. A day after a French one-two in the under 23 men's race, 18-year-old Lecuisinier finished ahead of Belgian Martijn Degreve and Dutchman Steven Lammertink after 126 km of racing. Lecuisinier had … [Read more...]

The 10 Last Men’s World Road Race Champions

COPENHAGEN, Sept 23, 2011 (AFP) - The last 10 winners of the road world championships' rainbow jersey, ahead of Sunday's 266 km race: Men 2001 (Lisbon, Portugal): Oscar Freire (ESP) 2002 (Zolder, Belgium): Mario Cipollini (ITA) 2003 (Hamilton, Canada): Igor Astarloa (ESP) 2004 (Verona, Italie): Oscar Freire (ESP) 2005 (Madrid): Tom Boonen (BEL) 2006 (Salzburg, … [Read more...]

Goss Says He Could Edge Out Cav On Way To Rainbow Jersey

by Justin Davis Copenhagen, Sept 23, 2011 (AFP) - Australia's Matt Goss believes he could have the edge over HTC-Highroad teammate Mark Cavendish if the pair come to duel for cycling's coveted rainbow jersey at the road world championships on Sunday. The 266 km men's road race is the blue riband event of the week-long competition with the likes of Cavendish, Philippe Gilbert, … [Read more...]