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Zonhoven Sandpit To Test Riders
Oct 21, 2021This upcoming weekend is the start of the European block of 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup races on Sunday, October 24. Zonhoven, Belgium hosted the famed sandpit race from 1958 to 1966 and then restarted the race as part of the Telnet Superprestige during the 2009-2010 season. Zonhoven CX was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 but is back in 2021 to kick off a series of Belgian cyclocross World Cup races. The 2020 winners include Belgium’s Toon Aerts and The Netherland’s Annemarie Worst.
Germany Set New Women's Team Sprint Record As Dutch Win Men's World Title
Oct 21, 2021Germany set a new world record in the three-rider women's team sprint final at the track cycling world championships on Wednesday, while the Netherlands added the men's title to their Olympic gold medal.
2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Race Preview
Oct 19, 2021The 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will take place in Roubaix, France at the STAB Velodrome from October 20-24. Originally scheduled to take place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 22 different events will take place on the Siberian spruce 250m indoor track.
Women's Tour de France To Start At Eiffel Tower
Oct 14, 2021The route for the inaugural women's Tour de France was unveiled on Thursday with eight stages, embarking from the Eiffel Tower on July 24 next year.
Danish Start For 'Complete' 2022 Tour de France
Oct 14, 2021The 2022 Tour de France embarks from Denmark, pushes into Switzerland and Belgium, visits Dunkirk and Lourdes, and features five mountain slogs.
Mud And Glory For Italian Colbrelli At Thrilling Paris-Roubaix
Oct 3, 2021A mud-spattered Sonny Colbrelli won a three-way cat-and-mouse struggle to claim victory in the epic Paris-Roubaix bike race in dreadful conditions on Sunday.
History-making Deignan Wins First Women's Paris-Roubaix
Oct 2, 2021British rider Lizzie Deignan won the inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix bike race on Saturday with a solo breakawayacross the muddy, cobblestoned mining roads where many of her rivals sufferednasty falls.
2022 Paris-Roubaix Moves To A Week Later
Sep 29, 2021The 2022 Paris-Roubaix cycling classic will be moved a week later due to the French presidential election, race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said on Wednesday.
Roubaix Organizers Busy Weeding As Grass Grows On Rolling Cobblestones
Sep 29, 2021The organisers of Paris-Roubaix, which returns on Sunday, have been battling grass that has sprouted along some of its famed cobbled sectors during the two-and-a-half year coronavirus hiatus. The "queen of the classics" was postponed and then cancelled last year and postponed again last spring. It was last run in April 2019, when the Belgian Philippe Gilbert won.
Dutch Riders Four-Year Win Streak Ends In Flanders, Belgium
Sep 25, 2021Italy's Elisa Balsamo won the women's world road race title on Saturday ending a four-year run of success for Dutch riders. The 23-year-old held off a challenge by the Netherlands' three-time champion Marianne Vos to take the rainbow jersey after a gruelling 157.7 kilometres ride under clear blue skies. Balsamo crossed the line with her arms spread wide in celebration as she became the first Italian to win the title since Giorgia Bronzini won the second of her two titles in 2011.
Tony Martin Ends Career In Style, Captures Gold In Mixed Team Time Trial
Sep 23, 2021Tony Martin ended his career in style on Wednesday after helping Germany to win the mixed relay time-trial title at cycling's world championships in Flanders.
Ellen Van Dijk Claims Second Rainbow Jersey, Ahead Of Reusser, Van Vlueten
Sep 20, 2021European road race champion Ellen Van Dijk of the Netherlands claimed a second time-trial title at cycling's world championships on Monday after finishing ahead of Marlen Reusser and Annemiek Van Vlueten. The 34-year-old Van Dijk was 10 seconds faster than Switzerland's Reusser, who was also runner-up in the Olympic event in July, and 24sec ahead of her compatriot Van Vleuten, who won in Tokyo. Van Dijk went down the ramp over an hour before her key rivals and had a "quite horrible" nervous wait in the leader's hot seat.
Filippo Ganna Defends Rainbow Jersey, Belgium Riders Round Out Podium
Sep 19, 2021Italy's Filippo Ganna retained his time-trial crown at cycling's world championships in Bruges on Sunday. The 25-year-old Ineos rider defended his title by beating local favourite Wout Van Aert (Jumbo) by five seconds in a carbon copy of last year's outcome. Another Belgium rider, Remco Evenepoel took third, 43sec back at the end of a flat 43.3km course in the opening event of the championships in the Belgian city.
Kristen Faulkner Is A Top Underdog For Women's World Championship Road Race
Sep 18, 2021The UCI Road World Championships road races in Flanders, Belgium take place Sept. 25-26. The Flanders region is a hotbed for professional cycling, known for its steep and often cobbled climbs. Both the elite men's and women's road races begin in Antwerp and feature multiple complex circuits which will give racers and fans a taste of quintessential Belgian bike racing before finishing on Leuven's Geldenaaksevest.
Jasper Stuyven Is A Serious Underdog For 2021 UCI Road World Championships
Sep 18, 2021The UCI Road World Championship road races in Flanders, Belgium take place Sept. 25-26. The Flanders region is a hotbed for professional cycling, known for its steep and often cobbled climbs. Both the elite men's and women's road races begin in Antwerp and feature multiple complex circuits which will give racers and fans a taste of quintessential Belgian bike racing before finishing on Leuven's Geldenaaksevest.