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Worlds’08: PEZ Rides The Course!

This Sunday in Varese Italy, the best cyclists in the world will vie for the right to wear one of the most coveted jerseys in cycling: the Rainbow Jersey of World Champion. An unusually strong field is assembled, and there are better than ten riders that will be favorites in the 260 kilometer event.

Worlds ’08 Under-23 RR: Fab-io’s Golden Surprise!

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....

Worlds’08 Elite Men’s TT: Grabsch Grabs Gold

Race Report : Sometimes things don’t pan out as we expect and well, I had money on Levi Leipheimer to win the World TT today! German rider Bert Grabsch took the honors on an exciting day that saw the lead change many times till we had a “Surprise” winner and a great performance from Svein Tuft from British Columbia.

Worlds’08 Women’s TT: Neben Nabs Gold

Race Report: A rider from the United States of America won the Elite Woman’s Time Trial, but probably not the one we all expected! Kristen Armstrong, the Olympic Champion was favorite, but Amber Neben lead from the start and took the Rainbow jersey.

Worlds’08: The Favorites For Sunday

Paolo Bettini is going to have a hard time going back to back to back. Bettini is on A+ form at the moment, but of all of his Worlds victories, this will be the one that will be the hardest to single him out as THE man to win. Why? This writer does not think that the course is hard enough, and the finish? Flat. He's still a top favorite, but I think there are a number of other very promising possibilities. Read on.

Worlds’08 U23 Men’s TT: Gold for Italy

Race Report : This year's World Championships in Varese starts off down the ramp today with the Men’s Under 23 time trial, Italy’s Adriano Malori was the last man off and the favorite, young Cameron Meyer from Australia nearly ruined their day, but the Italian came up with the goods.

Ireland’08: Looking Back!

Fairy tales? They do come true if you're the Columbia team manager - four stage wins out of five, plus the GC. But not for our boy Dan Fleeman - or Russel Downing. We talked with Dan about the final two stages on the Emerald Isle.

Ireland’08: Fleeman Takes Us Inside!

The Vuelta may not have started yet, but over on the Emerald Isle, they're hard at it! Dan Fleeman of An Post - M Donnely - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly, is "oor maan" (as thay say in Ireland) in the bunch. Ed Hood had a talk with the young rider after 3 straight Cav wins and on the eve of one of the hardest stages.