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2008 National Championships - Reports & Photo Galleries
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Date: 7/6/2008
2008 National Championships - Reports & Photo Galleries

2008 National Championships - Reports & Photo Galleries
National Championship Week - Reports, Results, News Roundups, Team Comments and Photos European Championships Reports.

In Holland the Dutch U23 riders battled in the rain. Photo © 2008 Bart Hazen

Result Roundups & Champions

Women’s National Championships 2008 - Part 1
5 Jul 2008
Roundup of the Women's National Championships: Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Women’s National Championships 2008 - Part 2
5 Jul 2008
Roundup of the Women's National Championships: Russia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ukraine, Austria, Ireland, Estonia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg and Norway.

Veteran Filippo Simeoni held off the combined forces of Giovanni Visconti, Filippo Pozzato and Davide Rebellin to win the Italian National Championship. Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Swiss National Championships 2009 - Time-Trial
Cancellara and Thürig continue their dominance of the Swiss time-trial scene, both earning a fifth consecutive national title.
Italian National Championships: Elite Men's Road Race - Live
Giovanni Visconti vs. Paolo Bettini vs. Damiano Cunego vs. Filippo Pozzato vs. Riccardo Riccò vs ... the rest of a helluva field, resulting in a helluva race. Follow the action live here. Updated with Photos
Spanish National Champs: Elite Men's Road Race
Valverde got it at last! The Spanish talent finished off an excellent teamwork by the whole Caisse d'Epargne contingent and outsprinted Oscar Sevilla to clinch the "Maillot Rojigualda". Updated
Dutch Championships 2008 – Elite Women
Welcome to the Marianne Vos Show! Vos dominates the race on her way to her second Dutch Road Championships. Photo journal
Dutch Championships 2008 – Elite Women Photo Gallery
Action & Podium photos of the elite women's championships.
Dutch Road Championships 2008 – Elite Men
A tough and windy 206 kilometer race made the selection with Rabobank's Lars Boom taking home the elite tricolore jersey of Dutch Road Champion. Job Vissers elite without contract champion
Dutch Road Championships 2008 – Elite Men Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery of the Race Action and Podium Ceremonies.

Young Gun Jurgen Roelandts disappointed Tom Boonen and Stijn Devolder in the Belgian Championships. Photo © Yoni Peeters

Belgian Road Championships 2008 - Elite Men
Surprise ending as Slilence/Lotto's young gun Jurgen Roelandts wins the sprint and champions jersey. Photos
Dutch Championships 2008 – Men U23
Epic conditions with rain and high winds tested the grit of the young guns of Holland in Ootmarsum. The Van Vliet team played the perfect tactic to launch their captain for the final assault to victory. Photos
Dutch Championships 2008 – Men U23 Photo Gallery
Young Gun's - Photo Gallery of the race action and podium in Ootmarsum.
Italian National Championships: Women's Road Races
The Past That Wants To Be Present (aka Fabiana Luperini) and The Future (aka Valentina Scandolara) made the news alike in the Women's RR Day.
Italian National Championships: Junior Men's RR
The Italian Nationals stepped into their "road racing part" with a hard fought battle of teenaged lads, one of whom is the nephew of a cycling star of the past.
Italian National Championships: U23 Men's Road Race
A young Sicilian took several better-known rivals, and plenty of "pundits", by surprise as he triumphed in the Bergamo area heat Friday.
Canadian National Championships 2008
7 Jul 2008
Canadians met in St. Georges de Beuce to battle for the right to wear the Maple Leaf Jersey in the Elite categories this week. Reports and results.
Cycling News Roundup - National Championships Week Part 1
Team Reports, Comments and Photos: Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland, Austria and Norway.

European Cycling Championships

European Cycling Championships - U23 ITTs
4 Jul 2008
It's not about Le Tour only: the stars of tomorrow are making for a four days of top quality young gun racing in the north of Italy. Results and reports from day one inside.
European Cycling Championships - Junior ITTs
4 Jul 2008
Two "accomplished" (as much as teenage riders can be) contenders helped the "Eastern Bloc" take revenge on their colleagues from Italy, Holland, France and the "rest of the west" while Britain came close to the podium.
European Cycling Championships - U23 Road Races
6 Jul 2008
The sun blessed day three of racing as a blonde Lithuanian dashed Marta Bastianelli's hopes for gold while nobody stopped the men's RR runner-up from ... believing to be the winner and celebrating accordingly! Details, results inside.
European Cycling Championships - Junior Road Races
7 Jul 2008
The "next big thing" in Italian cycling stroke again. Britain finally managed to hit the podium. France perhaps found a true champion in Johan Le Bon.

Cycling News Roundups
With National Championships Team Reports

Cycling News Roundup - 26 June 2008
Kazakhstan ITT - Astana Sweep, Team News: Ag2r Rene Mandri, Quick Step Signings, Liquigas' Kreuzifger - Maillot Blanc, Tour of Britain - Barloworld, RAAM 2008, London Architect Tours, Interbike & Las Vegas
Cycling News Roundup - 27 June 2008
Team News, Time Trial Champs: Gusev, Tanel Kangert, Lars Bak, Raivis Belohvosciks. Skil/Shimano Extends Sponsorship, Martin Elmiger, Aussie Olympic Picks, The Battle of North Valley's Hills '08
Cycling News Roundup - National Championships Week Part 2
Team Reports, Comments and Photos: Denmark, Luxembourg, Russia, Czech and Slovakia Republics, Team High Road 9 Champions, Saunier Duval Red Birds, Lampre, Czech and Slovakia
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