1. Dutch Riders Four-Year Win Streak Ends In Flanders, Belgium

    Dutch Riders Four-Year Win Streak Ends In Flanders, Belgium

    Sep 25, 2021

    Italy'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.
  2. Tony Martin Ends Career In Style, Captures Gold In Mixed Team Time Trial

    Tony Martin Ends Career In Style, Captures Gold In Mixed Team Time Trial

    Sep 23, 2021

    Tony 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.
  3. Ellen Van Dijk Claims Second Rainbow Jersey, Ahead Of Reusser, Van Vlueten

    Ellen Van Dijk Claims Second Rainbow Jersey, Ahead Of Reusser, Van Vlueten

    Sep 20, 2021

    European 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.
  4. Filippo Ganna Defends Rainbow Jersey, Belgium Riders Round Out Podium

    Filippo Ganna Defends Rainbow Jersey, Belgium Riders Round Out Podium

    Sep 19, 2021

    Italy'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.
  5. Kristen Faulkner Is A Top Underdog For Women's World Championship Road Race

    Kristen Faulkner Is A Top Underdog For Women's World Championship Road Race

    Sep 18, 2021

    The 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.
  6. Jasper Stuyven Is A Serious Underdog For 2021 UCI Road World Championships

    Jasper Stuyven Is A Serious Underdog For 2021 UCI Road World Championships

    Sep 18, 2021

    The 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.
  7. Amber Neben, Lawson Craddock Among Top Underdogs For TT World Championships

    Amber Neben, Lawson Craddock Among Top Underdogs For TT World Championships

    Sep 18, 2021

    “The Race of Truth ' comes to the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, in the form of a 30.3km time trial for the elite women on Sept. 20. The elite men will race 43.3km on a similar, longer course the day before. Both races will pass through Damme before finishing in the heart of Bruges.
  8. Wout Van Aert Is Top Favorite For 2021 UCI Road Worlds

    Wout Van Aert Is Top Favorite For 2021 UCI Road Worlds

    Sep 17, 2021

    Wout Van Aert can round off a superb season by being crowned men's world road race champion on home turf and shake off his tag of championship nearly man, giving Belgium a record-extending 27th rainbow jersey in male events.
  9. Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Men's Road Race

    Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Men's Road Race

    Sep 9, 2021

    The UCI Road World Championship road races in Flanders, Belgium take place on September 25 and 26th. The Flanders region is a hotbed for professional cycling, known for its steep, and often cobbled climbs.
  10. Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Women's Road Race

    Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Women's Road Race

    Sep 9, 2021

    The UCI Road World Championship road race in Flanders, Belgium takes place on September 25 and 26th. The Flanders region is a hotbed for professional cycling, known for its steep, and often cobbled climbs.
  11. Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Women's Time Trial

    Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Women's Time Trial

    Sep 9, 2021

    “The Race of Truth” comes to the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Knokke-Heist, Belgium for the elite women on September 20th. The women’s individual time trial is 30.3km. While slightly shorter than the men's, both races will pass through Damme before finishing in the heart of Bruges.
  12. Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Men's Time Trial

    Five Favorites For The 2021 UCI Road World Championship Men's Time Trial

    Sep 3, 2021

    “The Race of Truth” comes to the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Knokke-Heist, Belgium for the elite men on Sunday, September 19. The 43.3km men’s race will feature a beach start and winding passage into Damme that the U23 men will also race; the women’s TT race is 30.3km and follows a similar trajectory. Additionally, both races will feature a 180 degree turn offering a straight 5km run into Damme before the finish into 't Zand in the heart of Bruges.
  13. Ashton Lambie Breaks World Record, Filippo Ganna Wants It Back

    Ashton Lambie Breaks World Record, Filippo Ganna Wants It Back

    Aug 25, 2021

    American Ashton Lambie became the first person to complete a four kilometer standing start in under four minutes on August 18th.
  14. 2021 UCI Road World Championships TT Course Preview

    2021 UCI Road World Championships TT Course Preview

    Aug 25, 2021

    Six rainbow jerseys will be awarded in Bruges, Belgium where every world time trial title will be decided. Following 2020, a year in which only elite world titles were awarded due to the coronavirus pandemic, youth categories will return in 2021, as well as the team time trial mixed relay.
  15. 2021 UCI Road World Championships Road Course Preview

    2021 UCI Road World Championships Road Course Preview

    Aug 25, 2021

    2021 marks a special year for the UCI Road World Championships: 100 years of top-level cyclists battling all out for the prized rainbow jersey. The inaugural 1921 race, held in Copenhagen, was initially held only for amateur racers and was known as the “Men's Road Race for Amateurs.” In 1927, the UCI began holding the Road World Championships to recognize the World Road Champion at the professional level; women’s races were added in 1958.