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.
Rider Interview: If you want an outside bet for Sunday's Liège, you need not look further than a man from Ottawa - Cannondale-Drapac's Michael Woods. With top performances in the GP Indurain, Catalunya, Pais Vasco, and 11th in Flèche Wallone, he could just be the man to pull off a surprise.
The countdown has begun to the kick off for the 74th edition of the Tour de Pologne - UCI World Tour. There are exactly 100 days left until the Grand Depart of the most important bicycle race in all of Eastern Europe.
Retro Interview: Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is incomparable and so Ed Hood caught up with Irishman for his thoughts on the 'Old Lady' of the road.
Liège '17: It isn't far from Limburg in Holland for the Amstel Gold Race to Liège in the Wallonia region of Belgium (Maastricht is about 33km) for Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Peter Easton knows the region well, so who better to pass on his experience of La Doyenne.
Tom Boonen is a phenomenon, a cycling champion who has gradually transcended his sport. On April 9 2017, Tom has drawn a line under his exceptionally successful cycling career, so what better time to take a look back at the era and the many sides of Tom Boonen.
World Bicycle Relief, a global nonprofit and social enterprise mobilizing people in developing countries through the Power of Bicycles, distributed 48,259 of its high-quality, specially-designed Buffalo Bicycles into nine countries this year, according to the organization’s 2016 Impact Report released today.
April 20, 2017 - Alejandro Valverde is the star of the day with a fifth Flèche win. Report and video and he is our Top Story for EUROTRASH Thursday. Other cycling news: Flèche Feminine, Tour of the Alps, teams for Liège, no Giro for Gilbert, Ciclamino jersey, Sunweb Giro long list, star riders for Yorkshire and Tom Boonen magazine.
For thousands of years, intrepid spirits have crossed the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites—from Hannibal with his mighty elephant herd to the campaigns of Charlemagne and the humble treks undertaken by medieval pilgrims. Today, you’ll see spandex in place of chainmail all over these ranges as cyclists challenge themselves to conquer the bucket-list giants.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview: The old lady of the spring Classics will roll out of Liège on Sunday morning for a grueling six hours plus of constant ups and downs. A hard man's race that always has a tough rider cross the line first. Ed Hood previews 'La Doyenne' in our build-up to Sunday's oldest Classic.
Race Report: It all came down to timing, and Alejandro Valverde showed that he’s had plenty of practice when it comes to attacking on the Mur de Huy. Leaving his opponents floundering in his wake he easily won the slow-motion sprint as he sensed victory in the 2017 race, and a record-breaking 5th time at that.