UCI Road World Chamionships
Bettini edges out Zabel
Olympic champion Paolo Bettini took victory in a thrilling sprint finish at the World Road Race Championships in Salzburg on Sunday to add the title of World Champion to his name. The Italian stormed past Erik Zabel and Alejandro Valverde over the final few metres to take the rainbow jersey.
The mood is set for world champions!
Just a few days to go until the start of the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Salzburg.
Far from being only about sports, these championships offer visitors an exciting supporting programme.
Mozart goes sports
The UCI Road World Championships will be held in Salzburg and surrounds from 19 to 24 September 2006. For six days, the city where Mozart was born will be in the focus of the cycling world. Fan groups from around the globe will visit Salzburg to experience this showdown live. For Salzburg, this event is the chance of a lifetime – an opportunity that is not to be missed.
Participation in the 2006 UCI Road World Championships - Men Elite
Based on the regulations approved by the Management Committee on 27 January 2006, UCI has established the list of the qualified countries, and their respective quotas of riders, for the 2006 UCI Road World Championships in Salzburg (AUT).
Vos takes her second rainbow in a year
19 year-old Dutchwoman Marianne Vos captured her second world title this year, besting her more experienced peers in the women's road race with a turn of speed that left her bike lengths in front of Trixi Worrack (Germany) and Nicole Cooke (Great Britain). (
Cancellara takes time trial title
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara ended the three-year reign of Michael Rogers as he won the time trial at the World Cycling Championships in Austria. (
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Dr. Heinz Schaden,
Mayor of the City of Salzburg

In Salzburg cycling is very popular. The bicycle is the most favoured means of transportation in the population, the network of cycle paths is one of the most densely structured throughout Austria. Additionally professional cycling is quite significant too. Thus I am especially pleased that we succeeded in our bid to host the 2006 Road World Championships in Salzburg. The World Championships as one of the biggest sport events, taking place on venues all over world and each year, is an important multiplicator for race cycling and an unforgettable event for the fans of cycling – hence the preparations run at full speed. Already now I am looking forward to the competitions and the finishes in the heart of our city!

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