The funeral of Michele Scarponi was on Tuesday in his home town of Filottrano in the Marche region of Italy. Over 6,000 people attended the service to pay their last respects. We say goodbye with a photographic tribute to a very special man.
On the same weekend as the death of Michele Scarponi; news came through that English/Italian rider of the 60s, 70s and 80s Phil Edwards had passed away at his home in Monaco. Ed Hood pays his tribute to one of the stars of English cycling who made it big on the continent.
Proper and appropriate hydration on the bike is a critical component of sports nutrition. First Endurance has long been a leader with its EFS hydration product, and it has introduced a limited availability EFS-Pro version.
From 25 until 30 April 2017 the game is on for the riders in the Tour de Romandie. The six-day stage race takes place in the Swiss landscapes and offers two mountain stages, two individual time trials and two chances for the sprinters or the punchers.
Astana Team Leader Michele Scarponi's tragic death is a lousy reason for a Photo Tribute, but it's the least we can do to remember the rider who was a great animator of the GIRO, and who'll be sadly missed around the sport. Also - You can ENTER TO WIN an set of Vision Trimax 3D wheels, relive the glory of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in our Photo Special, and lots more on site.
Wanty-Groupe Gobert finished their spring classics campaign in Liège-Bastogne-Liège and heads to Aigle to start Tour de Romandie (2.WT - 25-30/04) on Tuesday. Our riders will face the likes of Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Rigoberto Uran.
The Caja-Rural Seguros RGA team will leave Zagreb with their heads held high, after a week of aggressive racing at the Tour of Croatia (2.1) where the Spanish outfit claimed their first victory of the season in the form of promising climber Jaime Roson.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Photo Special: The Spring Classics season has rolled up in Liège with an exciting finalé, but with a fairly predictable out come - Alejandro Valverde. Cor Vos has all the best pics from Sunday, and so here is the PEZ Liège Photo Special to close the door on the 2017 Classics.
April 24, 2017 - The only story from the weekend is of Michele Scarponi. Valverde won Liège, Thomas was victor in the Alps and Nibail took Croatia, we have all the reports and video. Other cycling news: Tour of Yorkshire, Giro sprinters and Frankiny to have a heart operation, but mostly we are thinking of the Scarponi family.
Race Report: Alejandro Valverde took an emotional victory at the end of a Liège-Bastogne-Lieège which swung backwards and forwards before settling on the most likely outcome; a Valverde win in an uphill sprint.
The sad news of the death of Michele Scarponi was announced on Saturday morning by his Astana team, the shock was felt throughout the pro peloton. Michele was one of the nice guys, always laughing, always happy. Ed Hood remembers 'Scarpa' and looks back on his career.