Sarah True, Jesse Thomas win Augusta 70.3

Timothy Carlson           Sun Sep 24 2017 After knocking on the door all year, Sarah True won her first Ironman 70.3 race at Augusta. Six-time Wildflower winner Jesse Thomas also won his first 70.3 race of 2017. True led the swim, finished the bike leg in third position, 5 seconds behind… Continue reading Sarah True, Jesse Thomas win Augusta 70.3

Sagan takes historic third world championship in Bergen

Peter Sagan came seemingly from nowhere to claim his third consecutive World Championship title at the end of a breathless final lap in Bergen. The Slovakian burst out of the final turn, powered to the front and, in a perfectly executed bike throw, snatched the victory in a photo finish over Alexander Kristoff (Norway), with… Continue reading Sagan takes historic third world championship in Bergen

World Championships: Blaak solos to women’s road race title

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) soloed to victory in the elite women’s road race at the World Championships in Bergen after her Dutch team made its numerical advantage count in the winning move. Katrin Garfoot (Australia) got away to take to second place ahead of 2016 champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), who sprinted from the peloton as it… Continue reading World Championships: Blaak solos to women’s road race title

Worlds: Julius Johansen wins junior men’s road race

Julius Johansen (Denmark) soloed in for an easy win in the Junior Men’s race at the World Championships. The young Dane was followed over the finish line 51 seconds later by two Italians, Luca Rastelli, who took silver, and Michele Gazzoli, who placed third for bronze. Johansen had joined a lead group on the penultimate… Continue reading Worlds: Julius Johansen wins junior men’s road race

Worlds: Cosnefroy wins men’s under-23 road race

Benoit Cosnefroy (France) claimed victory in the men’s U23 road race at the 2017 World Championships, beating Germany’s Lennard Kämna in a two-up sprint at the end of a breathless 191 kilometres of racing in Bergen. The 21-year-old, who turned pro with the AG2R-La Mondiale team at the beginning of August, attacked from a chase… Continue reading Worlds: Cosnefroy wins men’s under-23 road race

Worlds: Pirrone doubles up with junior road race title

Elena Pirrone completed a remarkable double at the 2017 World Championships, winning the junior women’s road race to add to the individual time trial gold medal she won earlier in the week. Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (Denmark) took second place, leading home a 13-rider chase group that lacked the collaboration and firepower to catch Pirrone in… Continue reading Worlds: Pirrone doubles up with junior road race title

The young German who went 4:07:21 at IM 70.3 Worlds

Herbert Krabel Mon Sep 18 2017 21-year old German Patrick Reger was the top age grouper at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga in 4:07:21 and he did so despite being injured from from October 2016 until April of 2017. He was 10th overall at IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau in June but then focused… Continue reading The young German who went 4:07:21 at IM 70.3 Worlds

Ben Kanute’s big breakthrough at Chattanooga

I have been following this young man since he raced in college at the USAT College Nationals. Timothy Carlson Tue Sep 19 2017 Ben Kanute is still young – 24 – with a long career ahead. He made the Olympics quite early and probably anticipates more WTS success in his future. And yet, his best… Continue reading Ben Kanute’s big breakthrough at Chattanooga

Dumoulin wins time trial world championship in Bergen

Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) claimed an emphatic victory in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, mastering the demanding, technical course and the treacherous conditions to beat Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) into second place, while Chris Froome (Great Britain) took third. The clock may be the ultimate arbiter in the race… Continue reading Dumoulin wins time trial world championship in Bergen