Category Archive: Olympic Cycling

Bicycle theft strikes gold-medal winner Kristin Armstrong

Armstrong's time trial bike

When Olympic gold-medal winner Kristin Armstrong of Boise opened on Tuesday two bicycle boxes used to ship home her racing bicycles she used in the Summer Games in London, they were empty.

One — the Felt DA time trial bike — is valued at about $30,000. The other — a Felt F1 road bike — …

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Another medal for US women cyclists at Olympics

Georgia Gould

Congratulations to US cyclist Georgia Gould, who is bringing home the bronze medal in Olympic mountain biking after trailing gold medal winner Julie Bresset of France.

The Fort Collins, Colorado, mountain biker missed a silver medal by just 6 seconds, but couldn’t close the gap to Sabine Spitz of Germany. Bresset, 23, won by 1:02 …

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Sarah Hammer nails another silver medal at track cycling

Women's omnium

US cyclist Sarah Hammer is bringing home another silver medal after finishing second to Great Britain’s Laura Trott in the omnium at the London Olympics.

Hammer was leading before the final of six events that make up the omnium, but the 500-meter time trial is not her best event. She lost to Trott by one …

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Podium finish for US women in track cycling

Team Canada finishes team pursuit

Congratulations to the US women’s pursuit cycling team for winning an Olympic silver medal at the London Velodome on Saturday.

They lost by 5 seconds in the two-team finals to an incredibly fast British team that set another world record in the 3 kilometer event. Canada won the bronze.

Riding for the US in the …

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Repeat gold performance by US woman at Olympics; men’s results

Kristin Armstrong, gold medalist

American Kristin Armstrong won her second career Olympic gold medal on Wednesday in the individual time trial cycling event.

The victory by the 38-year-old Boise, Idaho, resident was made all the more remarkable by her recovery from a broken collarbone suffered during a similar event at the Exergy Tour prologue at the end of May.

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A slippery ride to Olympic gold in women’s road race

Marianne Vos, The Netherlands

After creating a four-woman breakaway with about 25 miles to go in the women’s Olympic road race, Marianne Vos took a three-way sprint finish to win a gold medal for The Netherlands on Sunday.

The 87-mile course was washed in rain showers several times during the 3-hour 35-minute road race, making for slick riding.  American …

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No one could have predicted this finish for Gold in Olympic road race

Alexander Vinokourov interviewed after race on live feed from Olympics.

The pre-race hype was all about the Brits — Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and multiple stage winner Mark Cavendish — taking the first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

At the finish of the Olympic road race on their home turf in London, however, it was a 38-year-old flash from the past who …

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Olympic cycling begins on Saturday; live streaming of cycing events

For cycling fans, couch and Internet surfing the London Olympics should be a medal sport. It will take Olympic-sized proportions of skill and stamina to keep up with events over the next two weeks.

There are 13 days of cycling events in road cycling, track cycling, BMX and cross-country, and 16 gold medals will be awarded to men and women.

NBC and NBCSports is airing many of these events, but you can be assured that many will be delayed until later in the day. For those who want to see the action live, NBC is providing a live, online video stream….

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Phinney and Hammer among 19 named to Olympic Track long teams

Taylor Phinney and Sarah Hammer are among the 19 cyclists named to the “long team” for track cycling at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The final list of racers who will represent the US at the track cycling events will be chosen from the pool of 11 women and 8 men by USA Cycling.

Two western Washington cyclists made the women's squad: Jennie Reed of Seattle and Tela Crane of Sammamish.

The track cycling events will be held in a new Velodrome…

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Some cyclists announced for 2012 Olympic Games in London

With the Yuletide still ahead of us, it might seem a little early to be naming names for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London that roll out July 27 to Aug. 12.

But USA Cycling already has announced the “long teams” for men's and women's mountain biking and women's road race.

The track and BMX will be announced in coming months, and the men's road race team will be decided by competitive results of US cyclists in the bicycle races leading up to the Olympics.

Congratulations to the bicyclists from the Pacific Northwest …

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