Paulo Bettini takes world cup, Cunego shows his promise.
Experienced one-day specialist Paulo Bettini won his third World Cup as compatriot Damiano Cunego (Saeco) won yesterday’s Tour of Lombardy the traditional road season finale. Bettini is the first rider to do this and is the end to a wonderful season for the pint-sized fast man. Cunego adds to his Giro D’Italia win and looks to be set to be the next Italian Campionissimo…
Wilkinson beats World Champion
Victoria Wilkinson gave Laurence Leboucher a shock yesterday in the second round of the National Trophy Cyclo-cross in Cheltenham, beating her in the final sprint. Helen Wyman from Team Bottechia/Fat Birds Don’t Fly finished third, but stays in joint first place overall. It should be a close race for the overall.
Jody Crawforth takes a hard earned win
Two mountain bikers took the first two places in the second round of the National Trophy yesterday Jody Crawforth beat Olympian Liam Killeen into second place. The two younger generation riders were followed by ‘veterans’ Nick Craig and Adrian Timmis, who filled the next two spots. 5th place went to U23 rider Simon Richardson (Ace RT) who beat several Elite internationals and continues his remarkable improvement, certainly a talent to watch for the future.
The two Svens battle it out for Superprestige
On the continent Sven Nijs beat Sven Vanthourenhout in yesterday’s Superpretige ‘Cross and continues the Belgian domination of the international scene.
Olympic Heroes in Trafalgar Square
Chris Hoy and many of the British medal winners will parade their wares in Trafalgar square in Central London today at 1:30pm. The parade will begin outside the Ritz on Piccadilly at 1.30pm, and will travel along Piccadilly and down Haymarket before arriving in Trafalgar Square. This will be live on BBC1 between 1.35pm and 2.50pm.
Etape riders respond
Thanks for your responces to our request for team riders. We now have well over twenty riders and we will be tracking in their build-up to the big day next July. This will start following the stage launch on October the 28th. Expect RCUK features on coaching, equipment and tips for riding the ‘big one’.