March 22, 2005 |
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.
August 26, 1991 |
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.
August 14, 1991 |
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.
August 28, 1989 |
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."
August 27, 1989 |
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.
August 24, 1989 |
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.