O’Shea beats Bell to men’s world omnium crown

MELBOURNE, April 6, 2012 (AFP) - Australian Glenn O'Shea produced a solid performance in the kilometre time trial to claim his maiden gold in the six-event omnium at the world track cycling championships Friday. Canada's Zach Bell, who was leading the Australian prior to the final event, took the silver with Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen finishing third to take the bronze. The … [Read more...]

Tour de France Time-Trial Distances Increased 5K

PARIS, March 2, 2012 (AFP) - Time trials in this year's Tour de France in July will be five kilometers (3.1 miles) longer than previously announced, race organizers said on Friday. "This small change, which will take individual time-trials over 100 kilometers, is down to technical modifications on the ground after a detailed study," said Tour sporting director Jean-Francois Pescheux. … [Read more...]

Team Garmin Wins Tour of Qatar Time-Trial

LUSAIL, Qatar, Feb 6, 2012 (AFP) - American team Garmin won Monday's second stage of the Tour of Qatar, a 11.3km time-trial at the Lusail motorcycle track. Belgian Tom Boonen of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step, winner of Sunday's first stage, retained the race leader's golden jersey, with American Tyler Farrar second on the same time. Garmin finished the time-trial ahead of Omega … [Read more...]

Leipheimer Wins Time Trial To Leader At Tour de San Luis

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26-Jan-2012: Today Levi Leipheimer won the individual time trial stage in the Tour de San Luis. On the hilly, 19.5-km route, the American rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team was faster than Vincenzo Nibali (Team Liquigas-Cannondale) who came in 33’’ behind him, and Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches), who made it with a difference of 38’’. Leipheimer was literally … [Read more...]

Martin Beats Cancellara To Win World TT Crown

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COPENHAGEN, Sept 21, 2011 (AFP) - Germany's Tony Martin ended the long reign of Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara by powering to the time trial gold at the road world championships here Wednesday. Martin claimed his maiden world title in the discipline, with Britain's Bradley Wiggins -- a triple Olympic and six-time world champion on the track -- winning the silver for his first worlds … [Read more...]

Arndt Claims Maiden World Time Trial Crown

COPENHAGEN, Sept 20, 2011 - Former world road race champion Judith Arndt defied the wet conditions to claim her maiden time trial gold at the world road championships on Tuesday. Arndt scorched over a rain-hit and technical 27.8km course to clock a winning time of 37min 07.38sec, pushing Danish-born New Zealander Linda Villumsen down to second place. Villumsen timed 37:29.11 to … [Read more...]

At 52 Longo Wins 58th FrenchNational Cycling Title

BOULOGNE -SUR-MER, France, June 23, 2011 - French cycling legend Jeannie Longo stunned a host of younger rivals to claim her fourth consecutive time trial title at the French national championships on Thursday. It was 52-year-old Longo's 58th title from all French championships including track and road cycling. Longo claimed what was her 11th time trial gold from the national … [Read more...]

Andreas Klöden Wins Time Trial in Critérium International

27th March 2011 - Team RadioShack’s Andreas Klöden powered to the victory in the 3rd stage of the Critérium International (France), an individual time trial in Porto Vecchio over 7 kilometer. The German rider, earlier this month already stage winner in Paris-Nice, was impressive. He completed the course in 8:47. Bradley Wiggins finished 2nd, 4 seconds behind Klöden, Jakob Fuglsang 3rd, … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Time Trial, Takes Control of Paris-Nice

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, March 11, 2011 - German Tony Martin of HTC-Highroad hammered home his victory intentions at Paris-Nice by winning the sixth stage time trial to take command of the 'Race to the Sun' on Friday. Fellow German Andreas Kloden started the 27km race against the clock with a 10sec advantage on Martin but could only finish in fourth, 46sec back, as Martin scorched to … [Read more...]

South Korea Wins Double Gold In Cycling Time Trials

Written by: John Weaver GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 20, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea notched double gold in the individual time trials at the Asian Games on Saturday with Choe Hyeong-Min winning the men's race and Lee Min-Hye coming out on top in the women's event. Choe covered the three 17.8-kilometre laps in one hour eight minutes and 16.12 seconds, more than 10 seconds quicker than Eugen … [Read more...]