Australia Team For 2014 Road World Championships

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SYDNEY, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - The Australia team announced Monday for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21-28: Australia - Men: Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Rohan Dennis (BMC), Cadel Evans (BMC), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE), Michael Matthews … [Read more...]

Aussies, Kiwis Take World Team Track Titles

CALI, Colombia, Feb 27, 2014 (AFP) - Australia defended the men's team pursuit title, while New Zealand dethroned defending champion Germany to win the men's team sprint crown at the World Track Cycling Championships on Wednesday. The Aussies kept their crown by rallying in the last half to the race to defeat Denmark in the final. Glenn O'Shea, Alexander Edmonson, Mitchell Mulhern … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar UCI World Cyclocross Champion For 3rd Time

02-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar and Belgian rider Sven Nys battled like prize fighters in the UCI World Cyclocross Championship on Sunday, going blow for blow with each passing lap, taking advantage of their strengths in various parts of the course, and refusing to give up despite crashes and fatigue. Stybar — who animated the race immediately and … [Read more...]

China WorldTour Race Called Off For The Second Time

BEIJING, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) - A Chinese cycle race added to the World Tour last year only to be postponed seven months later has been cancelled again this season, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced. The inaugural Tour of Hangzhou was included on the cycling calendar last February and was due to be held in October, but in August the UCI postponed it for a year. At a … [Read more...]

USA Cycling names 22-person roster for 2013 Cyclo-cross World Championships

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 14, 2013) -- USA Cycling announced today the 22 riders named to its roster of elite, U23, and juniors athletes that will represent the United States at the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Feb. 2-3 in Louisville, Ky. ELITE WOMEN Always a contender for the win in any major competition, Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) … [Read more...]

World Cup Track Cycling Results

LONDON, Feb 19, 2012 - Results Sunday from the final day of the track World Cup, a four-day Olympic test event being held at the London velodrome: Men Sprint Final Chris Hoy (GBR) 10.341 and 10.393 bt Maximilian Levy (GER) Bronze medal Robert Forstemann (GER) 10.483 and 16.531 bt Kevin Sireau (FRA) 10.492 Semi-finals Chris Hoy (GBR) 10.577 and 10.293 … [Read more...]

China Women Repeat at Beijing World Cup

Beijing, Jan 13, 2012 (AFP) - China's women cyclists defended their gold medal performance in the team sprint here at the Beijing UCI World Cup Friday, while Cuba's Lisandra Guerra Rodriguez won the women's 500 metre time trial. Guo Shuang, bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympics, teamed with Gong Jinjie to win the team sprint in 33.055 seconds, defending China's win in the event last … [Read more...]

Kashechkin Delays Attempt At World Hour Record


ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Oct 31, 2011 (AFP) - Kazakhstan's Andrey Kashechkin has pushed back his attempt to set a new world hour record, the Astana team cyclist announced Monday. Kashechkin had scheduled his attempt for November 4-6 when the Astana velodrome will host track cycling's World Cup but he is now looking for a new date next season. "I'm really motivated by this challenge. And … [Read more...]

World Champion Cavendish Looks Forward To Olympics


Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 25, 2011 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish added another significant line to his remarkable list of honors when he ended a 46-year wait for a British men's world road race title on Sunday. Barely minutes after his latest exploit, the 26-year-old from the Isle of Man was talking up his chances of becoming Olympic champion at London in 2012. … [Read more...]

USA To Host The 2015 World Road Championships

RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept 21, 2011 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) selected Richmond, Virginia, as host of the 2015 road cycling world championships on Wednesday, the first US site for the event since 1986. Oman has challenged the American bid before pulling out as a candidate, leaving Richmond, about a two-hour drive south of Washington, to claim the event. The last US host city … [Read more...]