Category Archives: Cycling

The Greatest Women Track Cyclists Of All-Time

In the second of my own rankings of the all-time greats in different sports I turn my attention to cycling. Women have only relatively recently competed in major championships on the track. World championships only began in the late 1950s … Continue reading

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World Cycling Championships: Becky James Comes of Age

The world cycling championships which just took place in Minsk was the first major global championships of the new Olympic cycle looking towards Rio. These championships were a little weak because of the timing of the track champs these days. … Continue reading

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Cycling:World Road Championships

The men’s professional road race was first contested in 1927. Most wins 3 Alfredo Binda (ITA) 1927, 1930, 1932 3 Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) 1949, 1956, 1957 3 Eddy Merckx (BEL) 1967, 1971, 1974 3 Óscar Freire (ESP) 1999, 2001, … Continue reading

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Olympic Games 2012:Cycling

My thoughts on the cycling at the Olympic Games. I thought that the British team had little chance of doing as well as they had in Beijing but the performance was even better in London. In Beijing the professionalism of … Continue reading

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Cycling:Olympic Records

Cycling has been included at every Olympics since 1896 although women’s events were only introduced in 1984. Mountain biking entered in 1996 and BMX in 2008. Men’s records Flying 200 m time trial   9.551 Jason Kenny   Great Britain   12 … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2012

The Tour began in Liege with the Prologue won impressively by Fabian Cancellara. Bradley Wiggins was positioned closely behind. The first road stage of the race was won by the young Slovakian Peter Sagan riding his first Tour. Sagan added … Continue reading

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Cycling: Tour de France Records

Most wins in different classifications: Overall race (Yellow jersey) 7 Lance Armstrong USA  1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 5 Jacques Anquetil FRA  1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 5 Bernard Hinault FRA    1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985 5 … Continue reading

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