Two races in Belgium at the week-end, so we put Ed Hood roadside in Flanders, and he was in his element. Cobbles, riders, fans, bikes and beer; all you need for two full days of Flemish fun. Although it was a sober Ed who walked stunned out of a bar after Saturday's Het Nieuwsblad debacle!
Mar 02, 2015 - It has been a very good week-end for British riders with Ian Stannard winning Het Nieuwsblad and Mark Cavendish taking the honors in Kuurne. Video, reports, rider quotes, results and 'Top Story' from Belgium. Plus: GP Lugano, Women's Hour Record, Roubaix teams, GP Samyn, Richmond 2015 and riding in Italy.
Race report: After yesterday's lemming-like ride into self-destruction, Etixx-QuickStep's riders would no doubt have taken to the road with Patrick Lefevre's team-talk thunder-clapping around their ears like a Pete Townsend power-chord from a 1970s Who concert. Today, they got it right in the end with a fine sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
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Race Report: Up against three Etixx-Quickstep riders, and three of the best classics riders in the world, it was last year’s winner Ian Stannard of Team Sky who showed them all how to ride the Omloop. Boonen, Vandenbergh and Terpstra could do nothing to hold back a rampaging Englishman who wanted this win more than any other in his career.
The BMC Racing Team was notified Friday by the Belgian Cycling Federation, Koninklijke Belgische Wielrijdersbond, that Greg Van Avermaet has been requested to appear in relation to the investigation of Dr. Chris Mertens.
Etixx - Quick-Step was able to perform some last minute recon of 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad thanks to good whether the day before the race! Watch as we break down what we expect from the opening weekend of the Classics!
Sunday 1st of March, Cult Energy Pro Cycling take on the Swiss one-day race, Gran Premio Cittá di Lugano.
Tomorrow it’s the tenth edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for women. It’s the first race of the season for the Lotto Soudal Ladies team.
It’s the 70th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad tomorrow. The race is just over 200 kilometres long with eleven hills and ten cobblestone sections.
The Cape Rouleur, the first event in the HotChillee 2015 Global Event Series, will host ex Springbok Rugby legend Joel Stransky and South African founder of “National Braai Day” and TV personality, Jan Braai.
One of my favorite rides in recent memory, and possibly ever – was a loop from Bellagio, up the Madonna del Ghisallo, then the Colma di Sormano, and back along the shores of Lake Como to my base at Il Perlo Panorama.
Dean Downing, who recently retired from pro racing and who is one of the most popular pros in British criterium racing will be taking part in the Cape Rouleur for the first time.
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Area Zero-D’Amico-Bottecchia’s season is progressing. On Sunday, March 1st, the Italian continental formation led by Ivan De Paolis will be lining up for the start of the GP Izola Butan Plin in Slovenia, a race in which Area Zero obtained an excellent second place last year.
Rohan Dennis will return to competition this weekend for the first time since establishing a new world hour record earlier this month at Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland.
The European racing season kicks off this weekend when the 10th edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on Saturday, 28 February. The race marks the opening of the Classics season and will as always be a gruelling test for teams to see how they will shape up after months of preparation.
After beginning February in France, at the Grand Prix La Marseillaise and the Étoile de Bessèges, Team Colombia-Coldeportes will return to the same country with a well-rounded squad, prepared and motivated to give it all in two one-day races: La Classic Sud-Ardèche (previously known as Les Boucles du Sud-Ardèche) – which will mark its 15th edition – and La Drôme Classic, a race created in 2014.
Rider interview: Two interviews for the price of one as Alastair Hamilton has a very long chat with two of the most experienced American riders on the WorldTour. BMC's Peter Stetina and Brent Bookwalter were recently in Spain and PEZ had to get all the behind the scenes info on the 'Super Team'.
Feb 26, 2015 - The Belgian cobbles week-end starts here in EuroTrash. All the info you need for Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne, plus Harelbeke unpopular, Dr. Steven in the WSJ, the last '15 cyclo-cross, GP di Lugano, Amstel Gold, Etixx take Colombians, Giro GF in NI and Ruud Cremers injured.