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  • Dideriksen confirms her promise with second Worlds podium
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Defending world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) confirmed that her victory in Doha was no fluke, zig-zagging her way through the remnants of a late breakaway of race favourites to claim the bronze medal in the 2017 UCI Road World Championships elite women's road race in Bergen on Saturday. The 21-year-old was part of a hard-charging group that reeled in all but winner Chantal Blaak […]

  • Worlds: Garfoot saves Australia from embarrassment in women's road race
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Katrin Garfoot gave the Australian team a second medal in the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, saving the women in green and gold from any embarrassment and fallout about the squad selection policy under new performance director Simon Jones. The Australian team has often been dominant in the women's road race but has never won the world title. Jones initially opted for a […]

  • Deignan: Barnes is a future world champion
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Despite an excellent team performance in the elite women's road race at the UCI Road World Championships the British team were left without a medal after a late catch saw Hannah Barnes – their best-placed rider - fade to 14th place. Having skipped away with Audrey Cordon (France) and eventual winner Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) in the closing laps, Barnes, the fastest of the three, […]

  • Blaak adds her name to Dutch super team with rainbow jersey
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Chantal Blaak added her name to the list of great Dutch women racers currently in the peloton, stealing the spotlight from Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Ellen van Dijk and Annemiek van Vleuten in Bergen and taking the rainbow jersey with a perfectly judged solo attack at the UCI Road World Championships. With Blaak's victory in the elite women's road race, the Netherlands has become […]

  • Niewiadoma goes down fighting in Worlds road race
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland) gave the all-conquering Dutch a run for their money in the elite women's road race at the UCI Road World Championships but had to settle for fifth in the finale. The Polish climber tried to explode the race on the final lap with a series of searing attacks but each time she was pulled back by the Dutch team which had three riders in the race's major breakaway. […]

  • Rivera: All the pieces of the puzzle need to be there
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Coryn Rivera (United States) came up short in the women’s road race at the World Championships on Saturday but insisted she had given it everything she could on a demanding course. The American came home in 18th place after Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) took a stunning solo win ahead of Katrin Garfoot (Australia) and last year’s winner Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark). The US team never […]

  • Dumoulin ready to be inventive as he chases a third world title in Bergen
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Tom Dumoulin has a chance to add a third world title to his palmares on Sunday in the elite men’s road race but after winning the team time trial World Championships with Team Sunweb and then the individual time trial title on Wednesday, he knows that that final rainbow jersey will be a lot harder than the first two.   Dumoulin is more than the world’s best time triallist […]

  • Worlds: Klier and Germany want chaos in men’s road race
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Despite not having an out-and-out favourite for Sunday’s World Championships road race, Andreas Klier believes that Germany can still play an important part in the outcome. The former rider is hoping for a chaotic finale, in which Germany still have cards to play, rather than controlled race in which is riders are likely to struggle. Without Andre Greipel or John Degenkolb, Germany lack a […]

  • Sagan: I’m not in my best shape after my sickness
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Peter Sagan revealed he spent three days off his bike due to illness last week but typically shrugged off any suggestion he is under pressure to win a third consecutive world title in Bergen. Sagan arrived in Norway late on Friday and has no plans to head to downtown Bergen to ride the World Championships road race course. “We have to do it 11 times, right? I think there’s a lot of […]

  • Matteo Trentin: Italy needs to be a team with a capital T
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 9:00 am

    If one tracks the contenders for this year’s rainbow jersey simply on momentum and form then Italy would have several riders among the favourites. Whether it’s Matteo Trentin, Elia Viviani or Diego Ulissi, their riders simply haven’t stopped wining in recent weeks. It’s little wonder that Trentin believes that the Italian team can go head-to-head with the likes of Belgium […]

  • Quintana ready for first Worlds in four years
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 2:25 am

    For the first time since 2013, Nairo Quintana will represent Colombia at the UCI Road World Championships. The multiple Grand Tour winner hasn't raced since placing 12th at the Tour de France following his second place Giro d'Italia result in May Quintana's last Worlds appearance came at the 2013 Florence Worlds where the 27-year-old recorded a DNF. Bergen is just the third elite Worlds of his […]

  • Bevin excited for Worlds debut with New Zealand
    Posted on 23rd September 2017 at 12:25 am

    Having ridden his first Tour de France in July, Paddy Bevin is now readying for his elite world championships debut this weekend in Bergen, Noway. The Cannondale-Drapac rider has ridden on the track for New Zealand at events such as the Commonwealth Games but the Bergen Worlds is his on the road. The 26-year-old broke his foot on stage 1 of the Tour but rode through to finish in Paris. After a […]

  • Worlds: Success of WorldTour riders in under-23 road race sparks debate
    Posted on 22nd September 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Benoit Cosnefroy's world title win in Bergen and Lennard Kämna's silver medal have again sparked a debate about the UCI rules allowing WorldTour professionals to compete in the under-23 World Championships. Kämna is still only 21 but joined Team Sunweb for the 2017 season. He rode 16 stages of the Vuelta a España and was also part of Team Sunweb's winning squad in the team time […]

  • 2017 UCI Road World Championships junior women's road race highlights - Video
    Posted on 22nd September 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Just like Chloe Dygert at the 2015 Worlds, Elena Pirrone completed the junior women's time trial and road race double. The 18-year-old Italian doubled up with a late attack netting her the Road World Championships title ahead of Denmark's Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen.ADVERTISEMENT Letizia Paternoster claimed the bronze medal to ensure a successful junior Worlds for the Italian women's team. For […]

  • Worlds: Great Britain celebrate Wood's fourth place in under-23 road race
    Posted on 22nd September 2017 at 10:40 pm

    The Great Britain squad celebrated Oliver Wood's fourth place in the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships, happy with the result and proud to have produced an excellent team effort despite going close to a medal and even the world title. Wood is better known for his success on the track but used his speed to come through late in the sprint for third place. Denmark's Michael […]

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