Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Germany’s Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) added some panache to the Tour of Beijing with a solo victory on stage two into Mentougou, in the western hills of Beijing, on Wednesday. The defending champion, who missed the time trial on the course this year and said his “chances to repeat his victory […]
Elio Viviani wins stage one of the 2012 Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) is the first to wear the red jersey of leader of the Tour of Beijing after he took victory on the opening stage in a bunch sprint on Tuesday. Viviani is already a worthy ambassador […]
Germany’s Tony Martin of the HTC-Highroad team sprints over the finish line to win the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing cycling race in Beijing on October 5, 2011. The race is the first of its kind in Asia, as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to expand into new continents. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty […]
Champion Germany’s Tony Martin of HTC-Highroad team (R) sprays champagne with third-placed David Millar (L) of Garmin-Cervelo team on the podium during the award ceremony for the inaugural Tour of Beijing cycling race in Beijing on October 9, 2011. Tony Martin claimed his first stage race victory as world time trial champion when he won […]
Radioshack Nissan Trek rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg reacts after crossing the finish line of the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Two-time Tour de France runner up Andy Schleck will make the trip to China for the […]
Kenyan Riders’ team members pose for a photograph at their camp in Iten, Rift Valley province of Kenya April 2012. Fascinated by the notion of turning the world’s most gifted long distance runners into kings of the saddle, Nicholas Leong packed up his life in Singapore and moved to Kenya’s Rift Valley. It mattered little […]
Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain lines up at the start of the Men’s Elite Road Race on day eight of the UCI Road World Championships on September 23, 2012 in Maastricht, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) Sept 30 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia organizers balanced mountains with time trials for the 2013 race route unveiled […]
BMC Racing Team rider and world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium waves at the start of the 251km (155,96 miles) Tour of Lombardy (Giro di Lombardia) from Bergamo to Lecco, September 29, 2012. Gilbert crashed out and was unable to finish the race. (REUTERS/Stringer) Sept 29 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez became the first Spaniard to […]
Dominic “Dom” Gill is a 32-year-old adventure filmmaker, creator and director of Take A Seat: Egypt. Born in Oxford, United Kingdom, Gill is a biologist by trade who, at the age of 25, jumped ship from the corporate world of environmental consulting to fulfill his dream as an adventurer and filmmaker. It didn’t take too […]
Bergamo – 28 September 2012 – Il Lombardia, tomorrow’s 251km race from Bergamo to Lecco, will be the first in the rainbow jersey for the newly appointed World Champion, Philippe Gilbert. Taking place just one week from the UCI Road World Championships, riders will be looking to Il Lombardia to take their revenge on the […]
Alberto Contador of Spain (C), Mark Cavendish (R) and Bradley Wiggins of Britain ride during the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) Contador, Gilbert and Wiggins to Race in Saturday’s Giro di Lombardia – Watch LIVE After a stunning victory at last week’s UCI […]
Team Argos Shimano rider Yukihiro Doi (C) of Japan cycles during the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Santiago de Compostela and Ferrol, August 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Argos-Shimano, a team with a Japanese co-sponsor and rider, withdrew from cycling’s Tour of Beijing on […]
Philippe Gilbert of Belgium shows his gold medal on the podium after winning the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Philippe Gilbert never lost faith in his own ability to eventually achieve one of his […]
Philippe Gilbert of Belgium breaks away from the pack to win the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Favorite Philippe Gilbert duly delivered when he perfectly timed his final effort and won the cycling world […]
Marianne Vos of The Netherlands crosses the finish line to win the Women’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Marianne Vos claimed her 11th gold medal at senior level when a brutal attack in the last climb earned the […]
Toni Martin of Germany shows his gold medal on the podium after winning the men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany’s Tony Martin lived up to expectations when he edged out American Taylor Phinney to retain […]
Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step crosses the finish line during the men’s team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Omega Pharma-Quick Step won the men’s team time-trial, a new event at the cycling world championships, on Sunday. The Belgian six-man team, […]
Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing (21) before the start of stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge from Durango to Telluride. (Ford McClave-US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans will miss the cycling world championships this month after he ended his season because of a painful knee, his team BMC said on […]
U.S. Postal Service Team rider Lance Armstrong of the United States, the first six-time winner of the Tour de France cycling classic, waves as he cycles past a U.S. flag during the rider’s parade on the Champs-Elysees after the 20th and final stage of the Tour in Paris, in this July 25, 2004 file photo. […]
British Christopher Froome of Sky Procycling rides during the tenth stage of the Vuelta cycling tour of Spain in Salamanca on August 20, 2011. The stage was a 47 kms team trial race from Salamanca to Salamanca. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images) By Alasdair Fotheringham PAMPLONA, Spain, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s Tour de France runner up […]
Usain Bolt (JAM) in lane seven enroute to winning the men’s 100m final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. From left, Usain Bolt (JAM), Justin Gatlin (USA), Yohan Blake (JAM) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt achieved his aim of becoming a sporting legend on Sunday as he […]
Gabrielle Douglas (USA), right, celebrates with coach Liang Chow after winning the women’s individual all-around final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Smiling 16-year-old Gabby Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around […]
Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber (USA) (right) listens as her mother Rita Wieber (left) answers a question during the Procter & Gamble “thank you, mom” press conference featuring USA Olympic athletes and their mothers. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE) By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – If Jordyn Wieber’s mother had freaked out and followed her maternal […]
Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokourov celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Rigoberto Uran of Colombia took silver, with Alexander Kristoff of Norway claiming bronze. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Old school cycling […]
Gender equality is breaking out all over the Olympic movement. The Games’ authorities have been introducing new sports every four years to level the numbers. With three Middle East nations entering female participants, every country in the Olympic family is represented by both sexes. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports […]
RadioShack-Nissan rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg drinks as he cycles with Radioshack-Nissan rider and leader’s yellow jersey Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland (L) during the third stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Orchies and Boulogne sur mer, July 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe) By Julien Pretot PAU, France, July 17 (Reuters) – The […]
Michael Phelps starts the men’s 100m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) – Unlike Beijing four years ago, Michael Phelps is going to have to share the swimming spotlight at the London Olympics. There will be no […]
U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the high bar at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 28 (Reuters) – World parallel bars champion Danell Leyva and U.S. all-around champion John Orozco stayed on top of the overall standings after the […]
Ricky Berens waves to the crowd before the men’s 100m freestyle final during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 13, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Ricky Berens’ famous butt-baring episode at the 2009 World Championships will […]
Lance Armstrong of the U.S. looks on during the 2011 Tour Down Under in Adelaide January 23, 2011. The U.S anti-doping agency has brought formal doping charges against U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong and he has been immediately banned from competition in triathlons as a result, the Washington Post, reported June 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Graham Watson/Files) WASHINGTON, […]
Rebecca Soni competes in the preliminaries of the women’s 200m breaststroke event during the USA Swimming Grand Prix Charlotte Ultra Swim at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Davis Turner) Breaststroke queen goes from Beijing underdog to London favorite By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Breaststroke exponent Rebecca […]
The breakaway group rides through a tunnel during Stage 7 of the Tour of California cycling race on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Los Angeles County, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Tour of California, the most prestigious annual cycling race in the United States, gets underway on […]
Miguel Rubiano Chavez of Colombia celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (130-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant’Elpidio of the Giro d’Italia, May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Italy, May 11 (Reuters) – Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from Urbino to Porto Sant’ElPidio on […]
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Britain’s Jason Kenny (R) competes against New Zealand’s Edward Dawkins in the Men’s Sprint qualifying session at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne in this April 6, 2012 file photo. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files) By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s and Australia’s powerhouse track cycling teams had “raised the bar” at […]
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