Race report: Poland got everything right today, with Michal Kwiatkowski putting the rainbow-colored gloss on a perfect team performance. Kwiatkowski soloed across to, and away from, a late escape group, and flew to a perfect solo Worlds victory.
Portugal won a nerve-shreddingly tense finishing straight poker game over Spain as the smaller Iberian nation gave its neighbour a kicking in the 2013 World Cycling Championships Elite men's road race. Rui Costa, a double stage winner at this summer’s Tour de France had just enough to take a desperate sprint over Joaquim Rodriguez to grab the rainbow jersey.
Race Report: Wow! What a final lap, and what a winner. After so many near misses, the gold medal is hanging around the neck of a Grand Tour podium getter who’s not had the happiest of years. It’s a first senior road title for a southern hemisphere country. Can you tell who it is yet?
Italy goes two for two in the elite road races at the 2007 Worlds. After Marta Bastianelli’s win yesterday for the women, Franco Ballerini’s men stuck to their tactics and delivered another rainbow jersey for the Azzuri!
‘Il Grillo’ himself, Paolo Bettini, has completed his set of one-day honours with a brilliant victory at the Worlds in Salzburg. After a couple of attacks to get away, Bettini was in the right place at the right time, profiting from Spain’s attempt to set up Alejandro Valverde.
Race report: Well, if you're going to snatch a last gasp world title you might as well do it by the narrowest margin you can manage. Rainbow-banded joy for Australia's Campbell Flakemore, as the luck of the Irish deserted another pre-race favorite, Ryan Mullen. The winner's advantage? 0.48 seconds!
Race report: They blew the under-23 road race, they didn't pull off the women's title ... but the Azzurri took gold and silver in the 'biggie'! Paolo Bettini's dream finale was the stated goal of Franco Ballerini's men, but did 'Il Grillo' bag his third straight rainbow jersey?
Race report: The crowd goes mental as the winner’s name is announced, the drunken songs have already started. The man himself stuffs his arms down the sleeves and prepares to pull the fabled rainbow jersey over his head. He whispers disbelievingly to the presentation party ... “I’ve been dreaming about this my whole life.” Who is the lucky man? Read on!
Race report: The men’s road race might have taken place on a course flatter than a squashed credit card, but the racing was fascinating as the British team tried to deliver on the worst-kept plan in road racing. Get Cavendish to the finish; everyone else tried to wreck that idea. Who had the last laugh? Read on …!
No need for anything else in our headline today. Fabian Cancellara produced a scintillating ride to destroy the rest of the elite mens’ TT field. The CSC man, resplendent in his classic red and white national kit, put 90 immaculately precise Swiss seconds into the best of the rest.
Race report: Not for the first time in a World's the Italian Azzuri managed to turn overwhelming numerical supremacy into handle-bar thumping rage, blowing the rainbow jersey in the last 500 metres. That gave us a 'surprise' winner in the race for the stars of tomorrow....
Women's pro cycling is deservedly picking up more and more of a profile, and why shouldn't it when the most complete racer in the world is the stand-out superstar? Marianne Vos can win on road, track and dirt but there are plenty of fast women chasing her wheels. Here's a look at who to watch in 2014.
He had a pretty tough baptism into the world of professional racing, but Welshman Julian Winn has come through the heat of Langkawi and the trauma of Paris-Nice to score his first victory in the European peloton.
Race Report: Who'd have thought that after yesterday's nail-biter, the Vuelta could serve up another corker of a finish on what is (relatively) one of the flatter days of the race? Once again, the outcome was in the balance until the line. Once again, teh result was not necessarily the one you'd have put money on!
Race report: There will be some significant celebrations Down Under as a young talent scores a very big win in the season's third Grand Tour. The break gave it their very best shot, but came up just a few kilometers short of foiling the fast men on teh run in to Lago de Sanabria. Here's how it went down ...
It's just a shame that Joaquim Rodriguez lost so much time early on in this extraordinary Vuelta Espana; Purito produced a trademark last-gasp acceleration to snare the stage win today as Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Horner continued to throw heavyweight hooks at each other. Today, it was the American who landed the biggest blows, battering his Italian rival out of the red leader's jersey.
We used to see Ekimov try this nearly every day at the Tour de France back in the day, the last kilometer smash-and-grab raid. It didn't often work, but Bauke Mollema implemented the tactic to perfection today. A Vuelta-saving stage win for the Belkin leader, and here's how he did it ...
Race report: Yeah, procycling is easy. Romp the Tour de l’Avenir, get a World Tour contract, rock up to the Vuelta and trounce an elite breakaway group. Big congratulations to the super talent Warren Barguil for a perfectly executed stage victory on the stunning Catalan coast this afternoon.
No messing about from the Swiss time trial machine Fabian Cancellara today. Just when everyone thought Tony Martin had done it again with a time that looked out of sight, the Fabster came steamrollering along to slam his German rival into the dust. Away from their private jousting, however, it was all about the overall contenders.
Race report: After a few days with short, sharp shock finishes, it’s something approaching a proper mountain top finish – the riders are heading up La Covatilla, which has a shallow gradient early on before it kicks up with 8 clicks left. It’s not hard, but it’s hot again, and it could be a pretty nasty headwind on the final stretch to the summit.