Feb 27, 2017 - The Classic season has kicked off with some top action, especially from Mr. Sagan. All the results and video from Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne, plus the Abu Dhabi Tour. Other cycling news: Riding on the pavement, Movistar, Tour of Britain video, Tom says thanks, La Couillole, Belvedere and Cycling Academy.
Race Report: Second in Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Peter Sagan wasn't going to be outdone in Kuurne on Sunday. The World champion was the strongest and smartest rider, he went with the important move and played cat and mouse at the finish for his first of probably many wins of 2017.
Graeme Obree was undoubtably one of the sports icons in the 90s, but he was also inventive. His two riding positions changed the World, but Obree has not stopped, he has turned his hand to human powered speed records. Leslie Reissner reviews the feature-length DVD exploring Obree's work process and philosophy.
Race Report: Peter Sagan started 2017 as he spent much of 2016, animating races with seemingly unending stamina. He led an elite trio with Greg Van Avermaet and Sep Vanmarcke in tow but the Olympic champion was the freshest as he sped clear on the run in to the line and took the win for the second year in a row.
Traditionally, the Belgian cycling season starts with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Today sports director Herman Frison and Jens Debusschere give their vision on the opening weekend.
Besides the Belgian opening weekend Wanty-Groupe Gobert also enters in southern France this weekend. On Saturday our team takes part in the Classic Sud-Ardèche (1.1) and on Sunday in the Drome Classic (1.1).
Tomorrow the road season begins for the Lotto Soudal Ladies team. Six riders will stand at the start of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. One of these six women is Lotte Kopecky, who won the omnium at the World Cup Track in Cali last weekend.
The first day of the PEZ & Velo Classic "Giro della Gazzetta" cycling trip this May opens with a day in Milano - watching the Giro d'Italia final TT stage in one of the world's most fashionable cities. The entertainment never stops here, and viewing the race will be just part of an awesome opening day.
Eddie Dunbar climbed into fifth overall Thursday at Volta ao Alentejo to take the lead in the "best young rider" category while teammates Chris Lawless and Ivo Oliveira finished fifth and sixth, respectively, on Stage 2 to help the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team top the team standings.
Retro Interview: Following on in our series of retro interviews; Ed Hood spoke to Danish 'workman' professional Per Bausager. For 13 years Bausager plied his trade in Belgium and Italy, but he was highly thought of and was repeatedly called back to Italy by the top team leaders.
Feb 23, 2017 - Chaves to ride Tour, Yates' brother for the Giro - Top Story. Other cycling news: Alentejo, La Provence, teams preview Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne and Abu Dhabi, teams for Roubaix and Ardennes, Tour de Pologne, sponsor for UAE and Roglic extends with LottoNL-Jumbo. A full EUROTRASH Thursday.
Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Preview: It must be spring at last as the first weekend of Classics crash onto the cobbles of the 2017 season. Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, followed by Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday. Ed Hood clues us in with the course and running for the opening Flemish Classics.