Posts tagged as: Cycling

Cycling-Road-World Championships results (Reuters)

Cycling-Road-World Championships results (Reuters)

Sept 28 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from World Championships (Montecatini Terme – Florence, 140.05 km) on Saturday 1. Marianne Vos (Netherlands / Netherlands) 3:44:00″ 2. Emma Johansson (Sweden / Sweden) +15″ 3. Rossella Ratto (Italy / Italy) 4. Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands / Netherlands) +33″ 5. Evelyn Stevens (U.S. / U.S.) +46″ 6. Linda […]

Vos goes solo to retain road race world title (Reuters)

Vos goes solo to retain road race world title (Reuters)

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – A brutal acceleration helped Dutchwoman Marianne Vos retain her road race world title on Saturday. The Olympic champion made her move in the steep ramp on the Via Salviati and never looked back, widening the gap to her rivals in the final four kilometers. Swede Emma Johansson took second place after […]

Cycling-Vos goes solo to retain road race world title (Reuters)

Cycling-Vos goes solo to retain road race world title (Reuters)

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 28 (Reuters) – A brutal acceleration helped Dutchwoman Marianne Vos retain her road race world title on Saturday. The Olympic champion made her move in the steep ramp on the Via Salviati and never looked back, widening the gap to her rivals in the final four kilometres. Swede Emma Johansson took second […]

Cancellara the danger man in world road race (Reuters)

Cancellara the danger man in world road race (Reuters)

By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Once again, Fabian Cancellara will start a one-day race with a big target on his back in Sunday’s elite race at the world cycling championships. Cancellara’s sheer power, combined with his ability on tough, short climbs, make him the clear favorite for the 272.3-km trek from Lucca to […]

Cycling-Cancellara the danger man in world road race (Reuters)

Cycling-Cancellara the danger man in world road race (Reuters)

By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Once again, Fabian Cancellara will start a one-day race with a big target on his back in Sunday’s elite race at the world cycling championships. Cancellara’s sheer power, combined with his ability on tough, short climbs, make him the clear favourite for the 272.3-km trek from […]

Cookson names 3 UCI VPs, clarifies Makarov ties (The Associated Press)

Cookson names 3 UCI VPs, clarifies Makarov ties (The Associated Press)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Newly elected UCI leader Brian Cookson appointed the heads of three continental cycling confederations as his vice presidents Saturday, and clarified his relationship with Russian backer Igor Makarov.

Russian bikes stolen ahead of world championships race (Reuters)

Russian bikes stolen ahead of world championships race (Reuters)

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – The Russian team have had all of their bikes stolen at the cycling world championships, team leader Alexandr Kolobnev said on Saturday. “Police at work… Stolen ALL the bikes last night. No start tomorrow,” Kolobnev, a silver medalist at the world championships road race in 2007 and 2009, wrote on his […]

Cycling-Russian bikes stolen ahead of world championships race (Reuters)

Cycling-Russian bikes stolen ahead of world championships race (Reuters)

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Russian team have had all of their bikes stolen at the cycling world championships, team leader Alexandr Kolobnev said on Saturday. “Police at work… Stolen ALL the bikes last night. No start tomorrow,” Kolobnev, a silver medallist at the world championships road race in 2007 and 2009, wrote […]

Cycling-Cookson faces monumental battle to restore trust (Reuters)

Cycling-Cookson faces monumental battle to restore trust (Reuters)

By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 27 (Reuters) – After a farcical election process that further damaged the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) credibility, new president Brian Cookson faces a monumental challenge to restore trust in a sport crippled by scandals. Briton Cookson was elected president ahead of Ireland’s Pat McQuaid, who was seeking a third […]

Cycling-Cookson wins UCI vote after chaotic congress (Reuters)

Cycling-Cookson wins UCI vote after chaotic congress (Reuters)

* Briton Cookson wins vote to become UCI President * Beats incumbent McQuaid * Vote takes place during chaotic UCI congress (writes through, adds quotes, background) By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Briton Brian Cookson was elected International Cycling Union (UCI) president on Friday amid farcical scenes to bring an end to […]

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