Race reports

Sagan outsprints Cavendish and Boonen to win 2016 world road championships

He won last year on a lumpy circuit, and triumphed again this time around on the windy, pan-flat roads of Qatar. Peter Sagan proved strongest in the sprint at the end of the Elite men’s road race, hammering in ahead of Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Tom Boonen (Belgium) and Michael Matthews (Australia). Sagan and the …


Nathan Elliott wins the 2016 Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic

Nathan Elliott (KRD Racing) has won the 101st edition of the Melbourne to Warrnambool from a breakaway that lasted from the beginning of the 277 kilometre classic. In an windy day with warm gusts from the north which saw the race split into many pieces, a 12 man move formed at only a few kilometers …


Livestream: 2016 Men’s UCI World Road Championships in Doha

Watch live the Men Elite Road Race in Doha at the 2016 UCI Road World Championships starting at 07.20am GMT. May be geo-restricted in some countries (sorry USA – you’ll need to go to NBC Sports). Please check here (pdf) to see if restrictions apply in your region and where to watch. Read the men’s …


Tony Martin smashes field to land fourth world time trial championship title

Turning back the clock after dialling back his time trial position to its previous iteration, Tony Martin grabbed his fourth Elite world TT title in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday with a storming ride. The German rider finished a clear 46 seconds clear of last year’s champion Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), who did what he could to …


Van Aert, Compton solo to victories at inaugural Iowa City cyclocross World Cup event

Battling a fractured big toe, an early drivetrain issue, and stifling heat and humidity, world champion Wout Van Aert took a solo victory at the second round of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Iowa City Saturday. Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice), who also took a come-from-behind World Cup victory on Wednesday in Las Vegas after …

2016 Cross Vegas Elite Men Live Streaming

Watch live the first round of the 2016-17 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Las Vegas (USA). Men’s Elite race starts at 4.25am GMT (2:30pm AEST, 5:25am London), on September 22, 2016. Sorry, but live streaming geo-blocked in USA, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, San Marino, and Vatican City. See here for local broadcasts.

Mixed reactions as Cavendish causes Olympic omnium crash

Mark Cavendish’s long quest for an Olympic medal was just 25 minutes away from a happy ending when, once again, the British rider was at the center of controversy regarding a high-speed crash that left several riders on the ground behind him. This time, however, it wasn’t a field sprint at the end of a …


Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal

On a hilly Olympic time trial course that appeared to favor lighter — and younger — riders, Fabian Cancellara turned back the clock, and defied all expectations, to smash the competition and win a second Olympic gold medal Wednesday in Pontal, just west of Rio de Janeiro. The medal bookends his Olympic time-trial victory in …


Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet takes gold medal at crash-marred Olympic road race

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet is the 2016 Olympic road champion, winning a three-up sprint after a dramatic race marred by several crashes on the techncial descent of the Vista Chinesa climb. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) took the silver medal in Rio, with Rafal Majka (Poland) in bronze. The day’s biggest losers were Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) and …


When the post-Tour crits don’t go to plan

Most cycling fans will be familiar with the post-Tour crits, exciting (but manufactured) events where thousands of fans get the opportunity to see the heroes of the road just days after finishing the Tour de France. These races offer lucrative start money and popular winners — the results are fixed beforehand so the big names …


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