World Championships 2016: Road Race Preview

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After several worlds road races made for the puncheurs, climbers, and classics specialists, the 2016 world championship should come down to a bunch sprint. The Doha parcours does not much in the way of challenging topography, but if you’re a fan of mass gallops, this is a rainbow jersey battle you won’t Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: World Championship Road Race 2016

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Episode 59: World Championship Road Race 2016 Pre-race Show Has it really been a year (more, even) since Peter Sagan won his rainbow jersey in Richmond? The world title is up for grabs again in Doha, Qatar, and the Recon Ride is here to preview the course and the favorites. The Read More →

World Championships 2015: Road Race Preview

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The Richmond World Championships week concludes with the elite men’s road race, which will decide who earns the right to rainbow stripes for the next 12 months. It’s been a long stretch of post-Tour of tune-up races, but it’s time for the international peloton to put it on the line Read More →

Rui Costa “Happy” with Time in Rainbow Jersey and Hoping for Another Strong Year to Follow, Off to a Good Start with Podium Performance in Il Lombardia

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After a year in the rainbow stripes, Rui Costa donned Lampre fuschia in today’s Il Lombardia, having handed over his World Championship title to rising star Michal Kwiatkowski in Ponferrada last weekend. The Tour of Lombardy, taking place on Costa’s 28th birthday, proved an excellent opportunity for him to land a nice result: he Read More →

World Championship Road Race 2014 Post-race Impressions: Bold Move Pays Off for Kwiatkowski, Other Contenders Let Opportunity Pass Them By

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With the big favorites holding back even as the pack crested the penultimate climb, it looked like it might be a less-than-thrilling finale at this year’s World Championships, but everything changed when Michal Kwiatkowski divebombed the circuit’s second to last descent, caught up with a fading break up the road, sailed past them, Read More →