A Classy Peter Sagan Retains His World Road Race Title

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By David HARDING Doha, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was "unbelievable". "I am still in total shock, I am very, very happy," said the 26-year-old. … [Read more...]

Cavendish And Sagan Ready For Battle At Road Race Championships

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 15, 2016 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish will be eyeing a possible second world road race title in Doha on Sunday but should face a stern challenge from reigning champion Peter Sagan. For the first time since 2011 the World Championship course is best suited to sprinters, giving in-form Cavendish plenty to be … [Read more...]

American Neben Wins Second World Time-Trial Title

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 11, 2016 (AFP) - America's Amber Neben won the women's time-trial title in Qatar on Tuesday, the second time she has been crowned world champion at the event. In an exciting and close race she posted a time of 36 mins 37:04, beating Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands into second by six seconds, and Australia's Katrin … [Read more...]

Kiss And Crash As Wiggins, Cavendish Provide Big Finish For Britain


By Ian Whittell London, March 6, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ended the Track World Championships in London with a dramatic win for the host nation in the Madison event, a result that left Britain top of the medals table. The pair, who have both tasted multiple successes in the Tour de France, claimed the fifth gold medal of … [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...]

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...]