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Blog - World Championships Melbourne 2010

Alle information about the very first UCI World Championships in Australia!

  • Added: sunday 12 December 2010 at 1:11:00

    How Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) became World Champion U23 (video)

    How Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) became World Champion U23 (video)On 29 September Taylor Phinney, a young 20-year old rider, became World Champion under 23 in the time trial in Melbourne, Australia (almost 2 seconds ahead of the Australian rider Luke Durbridge). 2 days later he took the 3rd place in the road race (shared with the Canadian Guillaume Boivin and behind the Australian Michael Matthews and the German John Degenkolb).
    Phinney is a promising young rider who will be part of the BMC Racing Team of former World Champion Cadel Evans in 2011.

    In this article you'll find a short movie about the search for gold by Taylor Phinney during the World Championships.

    Who is Taylor Phinney

    Maybe you don't know Taylor Phinney yet? He's a 20-year old American rider, born in Boulder (Colorado) on 27 June 1990, who was part of the U23 team of Team Radioshack in 2010, Trek-Livestrong. On 1 August he became a stagiair with Team Radioshack.
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  • Added: sunday 03 October 2010 at 8:00:00

    Thor Hushovd (NOR) shows he's the most enduring sprinter at the World Championships 2010 in Melbourne/Geelong

    Thor Hushovd (NOR) shows he's the most enduring sprinter at the World Championships 2010 in Melbourne/GeelongThis morning the World Championships road cycling 2010 ended with the race in line men elite. After having connected Melbourne to Geelong, the race got harder with the 11 rounds on a circuit with two steep climbs.

    An early break away created a huge gap but even this wasn't enough to surprise the peloton. Several favourites tried to break away from the peloton but finally it was up to a group of about 40 riders to dispute the victory and that happened ... in a sprint. After this tough ride only Thor Hushovd had enough energy left to really go for the sprint and the Norvegian rider thus took the rainbow jersey with a bike length gap!

    The summary of the road race of the 2010 World Championships in Melbourne

    Quite quickly after the start a leading group was formed by 5 riders including Matthew Brammeier (IRE), Jackson Rodriguez (VEN), Oleksandr Kvachuk (UKR), Diego Alejandro Tamayo (COL) and Mohammed Said Elammoury (MOR). This leading group cre ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Cycling general (except Tour de France)| World Championships Melbourne 2010
  • Added: thursday 30 September 2010 at 23:44:00

    Even in Australia the watch of the Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) shows its superior quality: time trial win in the 2010 World Championships

    Even in Australia the watch of the Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) shows its superior quality: time trial win in the 2010 World ChampionshipsThis morning in Geelong (Victoria), the Swiss Fabian Cancellara won the time trial of the World Championships for the 4th time in 5 years.

    Seen as the big favourite, Spartacus did the 45.6 kilometers of the circuit including two steep climbs in less than one hour, 58'09", and with an average speed of 47.048 km/h (against 51.6 km/h for his victory in Mendrisio last year). He thus becomes the first rider to have won 4 rainbow jerseys!

    Spartacus' performance

    As the current world champion, Fabian Cancellara was the last rider to start at 8.18AM CET (4.18PM local time). At the first intermediate timing point (after 6.6 kilometers), he was 6 seconds behind David Millar who finished 2nd at more than one minute behind the Swiss rider.
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  • Added: tuesday 28 September 2010 at 23:18:00

    The 2010 UCI World Championships route in Australia on Google Maps/Google Earth and the programme

    The 2010 UCI World Championships route in Australia on Google Maps/Google Earth and the programmeIn a few hours, the 2010 UCI World Championships will start in the south of Australia. For the very first time in the history of the World Championships road cycling in 1927, this event takes place in Oceania.

    For the time trials the Australian organisation has set up two different race routes in Geelong and for the race in line a circuit on almost exactly the same roads in Geelong and, only for the men elite, a route connecting Melbourne to Geelong has been created. The name Melbourne 2010 for these World Championships doesn't really seem to fit ...

    In this article you'll find Google Maps with the different race routes and the corresponding race profiles. At the end of this article you can download a KML file to view the race routes in Google Earth and thus for example do a virtual fly-over!

    The programme of the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling

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