Arndt Retains Women’s World Time-Trial Gold, Baker Wins Junior Crown

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VALkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 18, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Judith Arndt retained her women's time-trial title at the cycling world road championships here on Tuesday. The 36-year-old, Olympic silver medalist in London, beat American Evelyn Stevens by 33sec with New Zealand's Linda Villumsen third at 40sec after the 24.3sec race from Eijsden to here. Britain's Emma Pooley, the … [Read more...]

Froome Pulls Out Of Time-Trial At Worlds

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LONDON, Sept 17, 2012 (AFP) - Chris Froome has withdrawn from the midweek time-trial at the world road championships to focus on Sunday's road race, British Cycling have confirmed. The 27-year-old wants more time to recover ahead of Sunday's 261km road race in Limburg, Netherlands when Mark Cavendish will ride in defence of his title. The Team Sky rider was Tour de France runner-up … [Read more...]

Germans Specialized win women’s team time-trial

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Valkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 16, 2012 (AFP) - German team Specialized won the inaugural women's team time-trial on the opening day of the world road championships here on Sunday. The victorious team, led by 2008 world time-trial champion Amber Neben of the United States, completed the 34.2km course between Sittard/Geelen and Valkenburg in a time of 46min 31sec. Specialized … [Read more...]

Cavendish Emulates Simpson To Take World Crown

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Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 25, 2011 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish became Britain's first world road race champion since the late Tom Simpson in 1965 when he dominated a bunch sprint to win the men's elite race at the road world championships here Sunday. Australian Matthew Goss finished second to take the silver with German Andre Greipel winning the bronze after 260 km … [Read more...]

Hushovd, Gilbert Play Down Rainbow Jersey Chances

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - Defending champion Thor Hushovd and Belgian ace Philippe Gilbert accept that if they are to win the world road race title then it will be very much against the odds. One of cycling's most coveted prizes, the rainbow jersey is up for grabs on Sunday when the elite men bring the road world championships to an end after 266 km of … [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...]

Martin Out To End Cancellara’s TT Reign

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 20, 2011 (AFP) - Tony Martin will take inspiration from his recent beating of world time trial king Fabian Cancellara when he aims to end the Swiss's reign at the world road championships. But the German specialist won't be alone, with Bradley Wiggins, compatriot Bert Grabsch and Cancellara himself all out to triumph in the 46.4 km race against … [Read more...]

Durbridge Wins U23 Time Trial Gold For Australia

COPENHAGEN, Sept 19, 2011 - Australian Luke Durbridge produced a stunning ride to claim under-23 men's time trial gold at the road world championships on Monday. Durbridge, who finished second in the event last year in Geelong, Australia, clocked a winning time of 42min 47.13sec for the 35.2 km course to push local hope Rasmus Christian Quaade down into second place. Another … [Read more...]

Cavendish Won’t Rule Out Sprint Finish At Worlds

GEELONG, Australia - British sprint king Mark Cavendish has refused to rule out his chances of being crowned world champion at the road race championships here on Sunday. Cavendish was reported to have said he had little chance of winning cycling's coveted rainbow jersey because the course's 15.9 km circuit, which has two climbs and finishes on a slight rise, is too difficult. The … [Read more...]

Landis Attacks Organisers Over Conference Sanction

SYDNEY - Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has slammed world road championships organizers in Australia after they withdrew their support for a conference he is listed to attend. Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping and earlier this year admitted using performance-enhancing drugs. However, he was scheduled to speak at the "New Pathways For Pro Cycling" … [Read more...]