Road World Championships

WWF World Tag Team Champions Kane & X-Pac

Born out of abandonment, the unlikely duo of Kane and X-Pac found the perfect formula for covering each other’s weaknesses. While Kane is impressively agile for his size, it can be difficult keeping up with lightweight opponents such as Owen Hart; something that X-Pac had no trouble in overcoming. When Kane and X-Pac faced the WWF World Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart, perhaps nobody was more shocked that they were able to overcome the champs than Kane and X-Pac themselves. Having been abandoned by their former allies in The Corporation and D-Generation X, respectively, the duo would go on to hold the titles for nearly two months before losing them to The Acolytes. They would regain the gold the following August, defeating The Acolytes for the titles and holding them for only a few short weeks before losing them to The Unholy Alliance.

One thing that nobody will ever forget is the post-match celebration following the victory over The Acolytes, in which Kane spoke his first two words without the use of his voicebox gimmick:

Road Warriors Zubaz Signing at a JC Penneys - Wrestling Ringside [January 1993]

Good guys, Hawk and Animal, signing posters for fans who made it out to see them. The Road Warriors had a hand in popularizing the colorful weightlifting pants and marketing them to a larger mainstream audience. Both Hawk and Animal held portion of the Zubaz company and, as part of a partnership with JC Penneys, would hold special in-store signings for fans.


Peter Sagan’s world champion Specialized S-Works Tarmac - Pt1

Attacking over the penultimate climb and charging through the final corners, Peter Sagan held off the peloton to win the 2015 UCI World Road Championships in Richmond, Virginia this September. To celebrate the Slovak’s performance and his upcoming year in the rainbow jersey, Specialized created a custom bike for Sagan.
His S-Works Tarmac’s new paint job showcases the rainbow colors, camouflage, and includes a gold head badge. The design also features the names of all of the previous world champions on the down tube. Finally, the paint includes elements of Slovakia’s flag as a nod to Sagan’s nationality and heritage.
“I didn’t want to be creatively limited by adhering rigidly to the traditional rainbow stripes, so avoiding them was a definite design choice for me,” explained Ron Jones, lead road designer at Specialized. “I choose a black and rainbow base over a more traditional white, and my goal was for this to be disruptive — kind of like Sagan’s personality and style is.”
After viewing the custom bike for the first time, Peter Sagan said, “I really like this bike. I am really satisfied to able to ride it next year together with the rainbow jersey. I’ll have a lot of responsibilities, but I am ready for the challenge.”
Sagan will debut his bike and rainbow jersey at the Abu Dhabi Tour, which starts Thursday.

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Lizzie Armitstead (Great Britain) wins the World Championship Road Race ahead of Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) and Megan Guarnier (USA)