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 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.
August 17, 1989 |
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.