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It’s time for the World Championships!

The up-to-the minute start list is here. The Elite Men’s Road Race profile is here. The Elite Men will race Sunday, covering the 19.1 kilometre circuit 14 times for a total of 267.4km. The Elite Men’s Time Trial profile is here. The course length is 44.9km. First held in 1927, the World Championship Road Race is the most …

Word of the day: micro-fracture

Wouldn’t it be considered a cracked bone? There is too much English in today’s world! Bennati’s season finished Italian Daniele Bennati put a premature end to his 2007 season due to a micro-fracture in his right wrist, his Lampre-Fondital team has announced. Doctors said the injury was probably caused in a crash early in the …

Latest events in the world of Pro Cycling…

It’s sad to see this season come to a close, but The Tour of Lombardy, the last ProTour race of the year, will be held this Saturday. Paolo Bettini will go for his 3rd straight win in this event, where last year he won in the Rainbow Jersey. The course map is here. The profile is here. …

Welcome Back Pro Tour Cycling With The Tour Down Under

The Down Under’s first stage will kick off on Tuesday, January 22nd, and the Tour Down Under Classic on Sunday, January 20th. A full field will be competing, including local favorites CSC’s Stuart O’Grady and Robby McEwen of the Lotto team. CheChu (Jose Luis Rubiera) will make his Team Astana debut. This also will be my first …

High Road’s Big Day

Team High Road’s Kim Kirchen won the 72nd and Gregory Henderson won le Tour de Georgia’s third stage as the sun crossed another continent later that same day. Those victories continued the string commenced about a week earlier as sprinter Mark Cavendish repeated as winner of Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. High Road’s success has not quite equaled …

Quick Step’s Qatar Quest

Team Quick Step sent a very strong team to Qatar, obviously intent to have Tom Boonen leave wearing the winner’s Gold Jersey. They have made their intentions known at every step so far. David Millar obviously wanted to make a statement with his new team Slipstream/Chipotle. He practically dragged his following four riders across the …

A Cavendish Cavalcade

Mark Cavendish, the Team High Road sprinter from Great Britain who made his name riding indoor tracks, won the second and third stages of the Three Days of De Panne and followed it with a respectable finish in the closing time trial. Cavendish had to sprint from deep in the pack to win the second …

Big Spill at Revolution 2 in Melbourne!

In the Future Stars Double Kilo Dash, Trevor Griffiths dominated the Under 18 Men’s racing with three wins from three starts, even if much of the field was nursing injuries from the spectacular final lap pile-up in the opening 2000 metre scratch race. Riders tangled at fourth wheel entering the back straight, and slid across the track; …

Cycling Vietnam for New Years

With the Tour de France over and millions of people (well, at least hundreds of people) now inspired to get those dusty and rusty old Schwinns out of the garage and see what they can do – here’s a cycling event you can join where you can be assured there are no doping controls whatsoever. …