Olympic Champ Bradley Wiggins Adds World Time-Trial Title


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24, 2014 (AFP) - Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins ended Tony Martin's three-year reign by winning the world time-trial title in Ponferrada, Spain on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Briton, the Tour de France champion in 2012, had twice finished second to Martin in 2011 and 2013, but he finally landed his first world title. … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Tour of Switzerland Time-Trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland, June 14, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's triple world champion Tony Martin won the opening time-trial of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday to take the leader's yellow jersey. The Omega-Pharma rider, who won the world time-trial races the past three years, covered the 9.4km course around Bellinzona in a time of 13min 48secs, six seconds ahead of Dutchman Tom Dumoulin … [Read more...]

Alison Powers Crushes US National Championship Time Trial

Alison Powers Crushes US National Championship Time Trial, Earns Stars and Stripes for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Less than two weeks after dominating the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial, Alison Powers took to the starting ramp at the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships today with hopes of repeating her 2008 victory and earning the coveted stars and … [Read more...]

Svein Tuft Shines In Giro d’Italia Opening TTT Stage


by Richard Moore BELFAST, United Kingdom, May 09, 2014 (AFP) - Canadian Svein Tuft, riding for Australian team Orica-GreenEdge, enjoyed a birthday to remember as the Giro d'Italia got underway in Belfast on Friday. Tuft celebrated his 37th birthday by leading Orica-GreenEdge over the line at the end of the first stage of the prestigious event. And since the Australian … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Defends World Time Trial Title

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 25, 2013 - Germany's Tony Martin came close to matching the speed of his six-man Omega-Pharma team on his way to a third consecutive time trial title at the world road race cycling championships Wednesday. Britain's reigning Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished second, with Swiss former champion Fabian Cancellara taking the bronze. Martin clocked a … [Read more...]

Australia’s Damien Howson Races To Under-23 Time-Trial Crown

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 23, 2013 (AFP) - Australian Damien Howson dominated the world championship under-23 time-trial on Monday as he led home the field by 57secs over Frenchman Yoann Paillot with Danish 2012 Olympic omnium champion Lasse Hansen a further 13secs back. The 21-year-old covered the 43.5km route between Pistoia and Florence in 49mins and 49secs to better his bronze medal … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Beats Contador To Tour de France’s 17th Stage TT


CHORGES, France, July 17, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome tightened his grip on the Tour de France yellow jersey after beating Spanish rival Alberto Contador in the 17th stage time trial on Wednesday. Froome, taking his third stage win of the 100th edition, finished the hilly 32 km race against the clock in a time of 51min 33sec to beat former two-time champion Contador by nine … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Time Trial, Froome Reinforces Lead


MONT SAINT MICHEL, France, July 10, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome tightened his grip on the yellow jersey after finishing runner-up to world champion Tony Martin in the 11th stage time trial on Wednesday. Martin had set the early pace for the windswept 33 km course from Avranches to Mont Saint Michel in 36min 29sec but had a nervous wait as Froome threatened to upset … [Read more...]

Leader Tejay Van Garderen Wins Tour of California Time Trial

SAN JOSE, California, May 17, 2013 (AFP) - American BMC rider Tejay van Garderen strengthened his grip on the overall lead in the Tour of California on Friday with a victory in the individual time trial sixth stage. The 24-year-old was the only rider to break 49 minutes on the 31.6-kilometer (19.6-mile) course, winning in 48:52 to extend his lead in the overall standings over Australian … [Read more...]

Dowsett Beats Wiggins In Giro d’Italia Time Trial

SALTARA, Italy, May 11, 2013 (AFP) - Briton Alex Dowsett stole the limelight from compatriot and former teammate Bradley Wiggins in the Giro d'Italia eighth stage time trial on Saturday with Italian Vincenzo Nibali inheriting the leader's pink jersey. This 54.8 kilometer race against the clock was seen as an ideal opportunity for Wiggins, the Olympic time trial gold medalist, to make up … [Read more...]