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2018 UCI Road World Championships, castelli, championship, cycling, innsbruck, medals, News, quiz, rainbox, road, world -

To celebrate the 2018 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Innsbruck, Austria, we have decided to give away two 2018 Italian National Team kits (jersey, bibs, cap, and socks). Prove how well you know the UCI World Championships for a chance to win.

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Michael Raelert claimed the victory at the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Mandurah thanks to an outstanding performance. The 34-year old won the race in Western Australia in 3:35:55 after opening up a decisive gap on the run. Two Australians ranked in silver and bronze position: Tim Reed took second place in 3:38:42 in front of Christian Kemp (3:39:43). “Today, this was a really tough job,” said Michael Raelert, “but the result is absolutely nice. The race was very fast from the start and I felt good. If you can finish an Ironman 70.3 in such a fast time, everything is even better.” Moreover, Michael Raelert seemed to be on the way to improve his own world record in Ironman 70.3 during the final run. He achieved the time of 3:34:04 on November 14th in 2009 when he won the first of two consecutive titles at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Ironman 70.3 Mandurah was held as the Australian Pro Championship which guaranteed top competitors and a fast race right from the start. “The signs for this race were simple: attack,” said Michael Raelert. Two weeks before in Miami he had not been totally satisfied with his swim. “My ...

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Defending Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae had planned to somehow produce something even better than last year’s masterpiece. Mirinda Carfrae’s third Ironman World Championship victory on Saturday in Kona, Hawaii, didn’t look like a possibility at the T2 (transition from bike to run), Carfrae exited with more than 14 minutes behind then race leader Daniela Ryf. Carfrae broke her own run course record, set last year, when she moved past Ryf in the marathon and giving her the third Ironman world title of her career. Two years after launching its line of innovative triathlon apparel, Castelli was again worn to victory at the pinnacle event of the sport. Carfrae wore the scorpion to a stunning victory, with 2013 Champion Frederick Van Lierde finishing 8th on the day, and a host of other professionals and countless age groupers relying on the technical advantages of Castelli tri gear to achieve their personal bests. “The input and feedback of the sport’s top professionals has been crucial in the development of our entire range of triathlon apparel.”       “We couldn’t be happier for Rinny,” said Castelli Brand Manager Steve Smith.  “The input and feedback of the sport’s top professionals has been crucial in the development of our entire range ...

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The 2014 UCI Road World Championships is right now taking place in the historic city of Ponferrada in the Northwest of Spain. Stunning nature and great climbs all over the place. However, the Alto de Montearenas and Alto de Compostilla are no special climbs whatsoever, but since riders have to pass them 14 times they tend to get nasty. The circuit is 18.2 kilometres, which gives a total distance of 254,8 kilometres. Meeting up with the Italian Team on Thursday, we managed to get a seat in the Italian Team car following the elite men’s team during their first recon together on the race course. The road race is a criterium of 18.2 kilometres in length. The first 4 kilometres are flat, after which the start of the climb to Alto de Montearenas has an average gradient of 8%. After a few hundred meters the ascent flattens and the remaining 5.1 kilometres are 3.5% on average. Next is a descent, the steepest part is after 11 kilometres – at this point the riders are going downhill with a 16% negative gradient. Alto de Compostilla is a short climb of 1.1 kilometre. The average gradient is 6.5 % and some of the steepest parts are ...

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Louis_Meintjes-In what was an exhilarating race around the streets of Westiville, KwaZulu-Natal today. The South African Road Race Championships saw Louis Meintjes come away with the national jersey. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) took the silver with defending champion, Jay Thomson taking the bronze medal.

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