UCI Seize Bike Amid Claims Engine Used At CX Worlds

Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, Jan 30, 2016 (AFP) - World cycling body UCI confirmed on Saturday they had seized a bicycle amid claims it was powered by a hidden engine at the cyclo-cross world championships. The bicycle was ridden by Femke Van den Driessche, the Belgian cycling federation (RLVB) later confirmed. Among the race favourites, Van den Driessche was forced to withdraw from the … [Read more...]

Men’s team sprint and scratch race featured on Day 1 of Track Worlds

Melbourne, Australia (April 4, 2012) — The 2012 UCI Track World Championships began Wednesday at a boisterous Hisense Arena in Melbourne. With a chance to earn a berth in the 2012 Olympic Games on the line in the men's team sprint, the Americans were focused on what was in front of them. Men's Team Sprint The Americans' effort began with the defending men's team sprint national champion trio … [Read more...]

Australian Team For Track Worlds

MELBOURNE, March 14, 2012 (AFP) - Australia named eight defending champions Wednesday in a strong team to contest the world track cycling championships in Melbourne next month, the last major event before the London Olympics. Anna Meares, at her 10th world titles, and Kaarle McCulloch will be chasing their fourth world crown in the team sprint, while Jack Bobridge is after another double … [Read more...]

USA Cycling Announces Roster for Mountain Bike Marathon Worlds

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 13, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the roster of athletes that will represent the United States at the 20010 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany on August 8. Two men and two women are set to compete for the U.S. in the 107-kilometer event later this summer. Accepting discretionary nominations to contest the men’s event … [Read more...]

Windham Mountain Gears Up For UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finale

Windham, N.Y. -- The world’s best professional mountain bikers will converge on Windham Mountain this August as the resort town plays host to the prestigious UCI Mountain Bike World Cup finale, presented by Shimano, marking the event’s return to the United States after a five-year absence. Local organizers who were successful in luring the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned … [Read more...]

Hammer, Houvenaghel To Race For Track Pursuit Gold

COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2010 (AFP) - Britain's Wendy Houvenaghel will face former world champion Sarah Hammer of the USA in the women's 3000 metre pursuit gold match at the world track cycling championships later Wednesday. Hammer, a former two-time world champion, clocked a new personal best of 3min 27.826sec to top qualifying in her match with Vera Koedooder of the Netherlands. … [Read more...]

Aussies Look For Golden Start To Track Worlds

COPENHAGEN, March 23, 2010 (AFP) - Fallen giants Australia hope to continue their track cycling revival when they saddle up against equally ambitious British, French and German rivals at the five-day world championships. Australia's sorry haul of only one medal at the 2008 Olympic Games sparked calls for major reforms and the team bounced back convincingly last year in Poland where they … [Read more...]