Britain’s Armitstead Wins Women’s World Road Race Title


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


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...]

Kiwi Linda Villumsen Finally Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) - Danish-born New Zealander Linda Villumsen, five times previously on the podium without a victory, broke through on Tuesday to win the women's individual time-trial at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 30-year-old Kiwi, who won last year's Commonwealth Games time-trial, captured the world crown by completing … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Repeats As World Team Time Trial Champions


Richmond, Virginia - The BMC Racing Team led through every time check Sunday on the way to capturing its second straight UCI world team time trial championship. Powering its BMC timemachine TM01s through the streets of Richmond, Virginia, the BMC Racing Team averaged 54.969 kilometers an hour to best Etixx-Quick Step by 11.35 seconds. Movistar Team finished third, 30.11 seconds off the winning … [Read more...]

Team Velocio Extends World Team Time Trial Win Streak


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 20, 2015 (AFP) - Velocio SRAM captured a fourth consecutive women's team time-trial title Sunday at the World Road Cycling Championships with Germany's Trixi Worrack making herself the only rider on each winning squad. The German-based lineup that won the past three crowns as Lululemon completed the 38.6km (24 miles) trek in 47min … [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...]

Phinney Returns To Help BMC Defend World Team Time Trial

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By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney, fighting back from a career-threatening 2014 crash, was named on Saturday to ride for defending men's team time-trial champions BMC at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 25-year-old son of 1984 Olympic road race champion Connie Carpenter and former pro cyclist Davis Phinney will ride on a … [Read more...]

An Injured Mark Cavendish Out Of World Championships

London, Sept 18, 2015 - Mark Cavendish has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next week's Road Cycling World Championships in the United States with a shoulder injury, British Cycling confirmed on Friday. The 30-year-old from the Isle of Man won the 2011 title but will be unable to compete in the event in Richmond, Virginia after colliding into a stationary car at the Tour of … [Read more...]

As The World Awaits The Superstars At The Worlds

By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 18, 2015 (AFP) - Tony Martin is preparing for a record-equalling tilt at glory as the World Road Cycling Championships get under way this weekend, two months after he crashed out of the Tour de France with a broken collarbone. The 30-year-old Etixx Quick Step rider, seeks his fourth individual time trial title in five years, which would … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara To Forgoe The World Championships

Fabian Cancellara has decided to end his 2015 season after a virus forced him to drop out of the Tour of Spain with stomach problems. Cancellara was poised to make his third come-back in one season, after breaking two vertebrae in E3 Prijs Harelbeke and once more during the Tour de France, wearing the yellow jersey. Cancellara: “Physically I could probably go on and race the World … [Read more...]