News Round-Up 29.09-06.10.2014

ASO seeks funds for 7-day Women’s TdF — Hayward and Curtis move to Pearl Izumi? — Armitstead 7th at Worlds — Epic victory for Epic-Scott’s Weaver at Great Orme RR — Domestic Results — Transfers and Team News: Three Belgian squads after UCI licences, Longo Borghini to Wiggle, Corrine Hall leaves Matrix-Vulpine, Domestic and UCI — Shorts…

The British in Brittany – Storey 12th at Tour de Bretagne

Prologue Sarah Storey was the fastest British rider in the Prologue, an individual time trial at Pledran – the Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours International rider was 5″ slower around the 2.3km parcours than winner Elisa Longo Borghini of Hitec Products, who managed it in 3’13. Five riders, in addition to Longo Borghini, were faster than Storey; the…

Longo Borghini is new Italian ITT Champ

Elisa Longo Borghini, who rides for the Hitec Products trade team, is the new Italian Individual Time Trial Champion after completing the 23.6km parcours at Povegliano in 31’04”, setting an average speed only just short of 46kph – fast enough to make her a full minute quicker than second-placed Elena Berlato (Ale-Cipollini) and 1’04” faster than…

Emma Pooley: British hope at the Fleche Wallonne

Wednesday the 23rd of April brings the fourth round of the World Cup, the Fleche Wallonne – and being the first round that expressly favours the climbers, it promises to shake up the rankings. The route has changed a little from 2012 but remains highly challenging: the riders will complete two 63.5km laps both starting…