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August 20, 1989 | Associated Press
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.
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March 28, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
This wasn't the way Marty Nothstein wanted to leave, not with a 10th-place finish in the madison race in the Track Cycling World Championships in the ADT Event Center at Carson. And certainly not with the U.S. track cycling program at a low. "We're at the bottom of the barrel right now," the two-time Olympic medalist and three-time world champion said Sunday of his final world championships, in which U.S. athletes were shut out of the medals.
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August 17, 1989 | Associated Press
Viatcheslav Ekimov of the Soviet Union returned to the top of the amateur individual pursuit competition with a victory today in the World Cycling Championships. Ekimov said he will turn professional soon, a route many Soviet athletes are taking these days. "I have had a number of proposals from teams in France, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain," Ekimov said. "It is certain I will turn professional and concentrate on the road races." Ekimov was timed in 4 minutes 35.
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March 27, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Erin Mirabella didn't sleep much Friday night after she finished 13th in the women's point race at the Track Cycling World Championships. After all, the La Habra resident had won a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in that event and added a World Cup title last December at the ADT Event Center in Carson, where the world championships conclude today.
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August 29, 1986 | Associated Press
East German Maik Malchow cut nearly a half-second off his world record in the amateur kilometer time trial Thursday night to win the first gold medal of the World Cycling Championships. Malchow, 23, of Leipzig, sped around the velodrome in 1 minute 2.09 seconds. His old mark was 1:02.547, set in 1980 at Mexico City, when he was a junior rider.
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September 8, 1986 | Associated Press
Jeannie Longo of France crossed the finish line in thick fog and drizzle Sunday to win the women's road race of the World Cycling Championships for the second year in a row. Also on the final day of competition, East Germany's Uwe Ampler won the men's 105-mile amateur road race with in 4 hours, 14 minutes and 48 seconds. John Talen of the Netherlands finished second and his Dutch teammate Arjan Jagt won a field sprint to take third.
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September 2, 1986 | Associated Press
Denmark's Dan Frost took an early lead and held off two challenges to win a gold medal Monday in the 50-kilometer amateur points race at the World Cycling Championships. Olaf Ludwig, East Germany's best-known road racer, got the silver medal, and American Leonard Nitz, who won the points race silver medal in 1981, took the bronze. It was the first medal for an American man in this year's world championships.
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September 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Great Britain's Tony Doyle, meeting Denmark's Hans-Henrik Oersted in the title race for the third year in a row, finally came up a winner Sunday night, beating Oersted by nearly two seconds in the 5,000-meter pro individual pursuit at the World Cycling Championships. Doyle ended two years of frustration by turning in a time of 5 minutes, 42.11 seconds, while Oersted was timed in 5:44.05. The bronze medal went to Denmark's Jesper Worre, who lost to Doyle in the semifinals.
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August 31, 1986 | Associated Press
Belgium's Michel Vaarten won the gold medal in the keiren Saturday night at the World Cycling Championships in a race marred by a three-rider crash that sent two cyclists to the hospital. West Germany's Dieter Giebken came in second, while the defending world champion, Urs Freuler of Switzerland, was third in the nine-rider field.
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March 22, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Marty Nothstein is the best American cyclist not named Lance Armstrong. Few sports fans in the U.S., however, can name any cyclist besides Armstrong, who has become an international celebrity by winning the grueling Tour de France six times and surviving cancer. If Americans think of Armstrong when they think of cycling, "They should. Rightfully so," said Nothstein, who has won Olympic gold and silver medals in the match sprint, three world championships and 34 U.S. titles.
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August 26, 1991 | JAMES RAIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gianni Bugno's early celebration nearly cost Italy a victory, and Greg LeMond's weary legs prompted his early finish Sunday on the final day of the World Cycling Championships. Bugno, 27, of Lombardi, Italy, runner-up in the Tour de France last month, completed the 156.8-mile race in 6 hours 20 minutes 23 seconds on the overcast finale to the 13-day competition.
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August 14, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 of the United States' best professionals and amateurs will compete in the World Cycling Championships at Stuttgart, Germany, the next two weeks. The track races, which began Tuesday at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyler Hall Velodrome, will feature Southland riders Janie Eickhoff of Los Alamitos in points and pursuit events, Steve Hegg of Dana Point in pursuits, and Maureen Manley of Thousand Oaks in the team time trial and road race.
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August 28, 1989 | Associated Press
Just as he did in the recent Tour de France, Greg LeMond made a late burst and won the professional title in the weather-plagued World Cycling Championships Sunday. LeMond, who said he was ready to quit the race, decided to continue and went on to win his second world cycling title with a charge over the final 300 meters as rain pelted the course. "I felt terrible all the way until two laps to go," LeMond said. "I was ready to quit, but I figured a lot of things can happen in the last two laps."
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August 27, 1989 | Associated Press
France's Jeannie Longo won her fourth consecutive road race and eighth race overall at the World Cycling Championships Saturday. In the amateur men's race, Joachim Halupczok of Poland won by almost three minutes. The two-week long championships conclude today with the professional race. Tour de France winner Greg LeMond will seek to regain the title he won in 1983. Longo pulled away on the third of six laps around Chambery, gaining 19 seconds in less than 2.4 miles on a modest hill.
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August 24, 1989 | Associated Press
East Germany and the Soviet Union won the team time trials Wednesday at the World Cycling Championships. It was the fourth gold medal for each country. The Soviets have nine medals overall. East Germany and Italy are tied with eight apiece. On a hot day in the mountains that resulted in many riders dropping out, East Germany, the Olympic champion, won the men's event for 100 kilometers.
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