Skip to Content

Italian rider Balsamo upsets Dutch at cycling worlds


LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) — Elisa Balsamo has upset the Dutch favorites in a sprint finish to claim the world championship title in the women’s road race. Track specialist Balsamo launched the sprint with hot favorite Marianne Vos in her wheel. Triple world champion Vos pushed hard to catch Balsamo but could not match her speed and power. Vos finished runner-up ahead of Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland. The race started in the port city of Antwerp and featured a series of 20 climbs on two different circuits in the cycling-mad Flanders region of Belgium.

Article Topic Follows: ap-national-sports

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content