August 18, 1985 |
Irishman Alan McCormack dominated Saturday's 92-mile road race in the Coors International bicycle races, winning in 3 hours 42 minutes 39 seconds. He was followed by Chris Carmichael and Bob Roll, both in 3:42:44. Greg LeMond remained the men's overall leader, 1:51 ahead of runner-up Andy Hampsten, with a 24th place Saturday. Hampsten was 26th. Sandra Schumacher, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, won the 39-mile women's Morgul-Bismarck road race in 1:44:03.
July 22, 1996
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli, 37, of France, the world's premier women's road racer, capped her magnificent 18-year career with the Olympic gold medal that long had eluded her. Longo-Ciprelli won the 64.8-mile rain-drenched road race in 2 hours 36 minutes 13 seconds--25 seconds ahead of silver medalist Imelda Chiappa of Italy. Canada's Clara Hughes won the bronze in 2:36:44. French President Jacques Chirac called to congratulate Longo-Ciprelli.
August 18, 1989 |
France's Jeannie Longo and the East German men's team added more gold medals to their collections as they picked up world titles today at the World Cycling Championships. Longo won her third women's individual pursuit title by taking the 3-kilometer event while the East Germany took the men's team pursuit, upsetting the Olympic champion Soviet Union. Longo, who holds more than 10 world records, had to come from behind to beat Petra Rossner of East Germany in 3 minutes, 54.45 seconds.
August 16, 1986 |
Dutchman Adrie Van der Poel broke away with three riders in the final lap of the Colorado National Monument road race Friday and held off Greg LeMond and Frenchman Bernard Hinault to win the 83-mile first Colorado stage of the Coors International bicycle race. The overall leader's jersey went to Jeff Pierce, who said: "I don't anticipate holding it all the way to the end, not with LeMond and Hinault and lots of other guys only 19 seconds behind."
August 23, 1987 |
Paolo Rosola of Italy overcame a chilling rain and Olympian Ron Kiefel of the United States to win the 106-mile Morgul-Bismarck bicycle road race Saturday in the Coors International. The victory was Rosola's fourth in the 20-day competition, which concludes today. Kiefel, from nearby Wheatridge, broke away with 400 yards to go, but Rosola overcame him on the steep uphill climb to the finish line.
August 20, 1989 |
France's Jeannie Longo and Italy's Claudio Golinelli each gained a second gold medal Saturday in the World Cycling Championships. Longo won the women's 30-kilometer points race after Golinelli took the men's professional keirin title. The keirin, unique to professional racing, is a high-speed event, with the cyclists vying for position behind a motorized pacer. Then, with 1 1/2 laps to go, the pacer goes off the track, and it's a race to the finish for the final 500 meters.
July 20, 1988 |
Jean-Paul van Poppel and Adri Van der Poel of the Netherlands won individual stages in the Tour de France cycling race Tuesday, but Pedro Delgado of Spain held onto the overall lead. Van Poppel, winner of the third and 10th stages, took the 17th leg in a final sprint. He finished the 130-mile course from Pau to Bordeaux in 4 hours 58 minutes 3 seconds. In the morning, Van der Poel won the 24-mile 16th stage from Tarbes to Pau, the shortest post-war tour leg.
July 14, 1989 |
American Bunki Bankaitis-Davis captured today's third stage in the women's Tour de France as two-time champion Jeannie Longo of France took the overall lead. Olympic champion Monique Knol of the Netherlands, the leader until today, plunged in the standings and now is 19th, 1 minute, 28 seconds behind. Bankaitis-Davis took the day's leg, a 36-mile jaunt from Martigues to Marseilles. She was timed in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds for the stage.
August 21, 1986 |
Moreno Argentin of Italy, recovering from a broken collarbone, won the 47-mile men's Estes Park Circuit Race Wednesday in the Coors International bicycle race. Argentin won the prestigious Liege-Bastogne-Liege race last April before breaking a collarbone that kept him out of the largest European stage races.