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The 49th Tirreno-Adriatico, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts in Donoratico on Wednesday 12 March and concludes, as tradition dictates, at San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday 18 March.
Michal Kwiatkowski first and Peter Sagan second.
Sunday's Stage 1 began with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Christian Coy, more commonly known as 'Moustache', one of the most-recognisable motorbike outriders and a big character on the event, who has ridden CYCLE TO MIPIMs since it began.
Traditionally the Three Days of West-Flanders finished on Sunday in Ichtegem with the Omloop der Vlaamse Ardennen. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck stayed ahead of a chasing peloton and rode solo towards the victory. Kenny Dehaes had to be satisfied with place six.
RusVelo women’s team finished the weekend’s block of three one-day races in El Salvador with an impressive tally of high places. Having opened it with Olga Zabelinskaya’s victory in the Grand Prix GSB, on Friday, on a demanding 99 km-long mountainous course, the Russian squad contested the GP de Oriente. Olga Zabelinskaya finished 4th with the teammate Elena Kuchinskaya crossing the line 7th.
The best - Italian women's team - led by women – throws its first campaign against femicide. The athletes of the team to support the strength of women with meaningful sentences and a single hashtag: #GOAHEADLADIES.
At 6am on the morning of Day Three, Saturday 8th March, the peloton left Reims, the home of Veuve Cliquot, in midnight blue. As the day unfolded and the sun rose, the famous Champagne countryside was revealed in glorious blue and gold, and the temperature increased, lifting the mist off the vines to create a magical atmosphere.
Wouter Wippert has avoided a crash in the finale of the opening stage of the Tour de Taiwan to finish in second place in the 52km criterium in Taipei City.
Why you should go for 24mm tires. The riders of Tinkoff-Saxo have just crossed the finish line in Siena. The white roads of Tuscany posed a particular risk of punctures with several fierce sections of dirt roads. We've talked to Specialized about how they design tires that have both speed and durability.
On Friday, Nic Dougall of the World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team repeated his 2013 victory of the Bestmed Tour de Boland against a much stronger field than the previous year. Dougall, who had won the 18km opening time trial from the Berg River Dam to Helshoogte in convincing fashion, finished the stage in 7th place, 24 seconds down on stage winner Darren Lill (Team Cannondale Blend). The performance secured Dougall the victory over fellow World Cycling Centre Trainee, Till Drobisch of Namibia by 45 seconds. Drobisch also finished in second place at the Tour de Boland in 2013.
Day Two was an early start for the Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM riders, with an alarm call at 4.45am, so that everyone was ready to depart on Stage 1 at 6am.
Seven riders from the telephone squad visited Drag2Zero's facility at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 headquarters, looking to improve their aerodynamic performance through exhaustive three-day tests.
Sunday, March 9th, Tinkoff-Saxo will be on the start line for the prestigious French stage race, Paris-Nice with a strong line-up consisting of Chris Anker Sørensen, Nikolay Trusov, Ivan Rovny, Karsten Kroon, Marko Kump, Matti Breschel, Nicki Sørensen and Rafal Majka.
Sunday the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice will start. The course differs from last years. The race doesn't start with a prologue and there is no time trial during the week. There aren't many tough climbs. The first three stages are pretty much flat. In the fourth and fifth stage there is each time a climb of second category at about 13 km from the end. It's only on the sixth day that there is a climb of first category: the Col de Bourigaille.
Cycling legend Felice Gimondi used to say that women are the real drawing power either of sport and life. Same as the great Italian former champion, the organizers of GF Gimondi – Bianchi’s - the event celebrating its 18th edition, after an off-year - always manifested the same attentive approach to the women’s cycling.
The Lotto Belisol Ladies have a world champion in the team! Amy Cure took gold last Saturday in the points race at the World Championships in Cali, Colombia. A day earlier she had taken bronze in the individual pursuit and with the Australian team she had also won bronze in the team pursuit.
Olga Zabelinskaya wins again in Latin America. Just a couple of days after her impressive victory in La Vuelta Feminina a Costa Rica, the double Olympic medalist soloed to the finish line of 1.1 Grand Prix GSB.
The first day of the Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM was remarkable for the sunshine and the smiles that came with the favourable weather conditions, and happily uneventful with a smooth ride that took the riders out of rush hour London to Folkestone.
RusVelo team disembarked on the Belgian North Sea Shore to take part in the stage race of 3 Daagse West-Vlaanderen named also Johan Museeuw Classics after the famous Flemish Northern classics specialist.