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Monday March 27, 2017
Gent-Wevelgem Photo Special: The 2017 Gent-Wevelgem WorldTour Classic came down to an exciting finalé with a cat and mouse chase between the usual protagonists - Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan. Cor Vos had his band of photographers on the Flemish roadside for the best shots.
Sunday March 26, 2017
Race Report: Greg Van Avermaet capped off a marvelous long weekend for him and the team by taking another win on the Belgian cobbles. Meanwhile, QuickStep once again had a tactical meltdown.
Saturday March 18, 2017
Milan-Sanremo Photo Special: Saturday's Milano-Sanremo was another Classic edition of la Primavera, yet again it was Peter Sagan who made the race. We celibrate the Italian Classic with the best photos of the day.
Saturday March 18, 2017
Race Report: Top favorite for the win in Sanremo, World champion Peter Sagan came so close to fulfill his promise, but it was Michal Kwiatkowski who gave Poland its first Primavera victory.
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Milano-Sanremo Race Preview: The first big 'Monument' of the Classics season is this Saturday - Milano-Sanremo or 'La Primavera'. Ed Hood runs his experienced eye over the history, course and who will be first to cross the finish line on the Via Roma in Sanremo. The real season starts now!
Tuesday March 7, 2017
Tirreno-Adriatico Race Preview: Paris-Nice is well under way and next up is the Tirreno-Adriatico. Seven stages, one team time trial and one individual test, plus five tough road stages, with one summit finish. Sam Larner takes a look at the history, the course and the possible protagonists.
Sunday March 5, 2017
Strade Bianche Photo Special: The Strade Bianche is not the Italian Paris-Roubaix, the race is not a copy of the Northern Classic, it has its own class and charm that that Roubaix can only dream of. Cor Vos had his photographers at the Tuscan roadside for the best shots of the day.
Friday March 3, 2017
Paris-Nice Race Preview: The 'Race to the Sun' is said to be the first pointer to who will perform in the Tour de France. The top men don't always aim for the overall win, but they like to show a bit of sparkle. Our 2017 Paris-Nice coverage starts with the PEZ Preview by Daniel Thévenon who will be roadside next week.
Thursday March 2, 2017
Strade Bianche Preview: On Saturday, the top echelon of pro cycling takes off in central Italy with the youngest Classic on the calendar, one of the most anticipated by the supporters. The Strade Bianche.
Sunday February 26, 2017
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.
Saturday February 25, 2017
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.
Thursday February 23, 2017
The 2017 Classics season starts on Saturday with the Het Nieuwsblad or Gent-Gent and here is the start list for the mens and ladies races.
Wednesday February 22, 2017
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.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Alejandro Valverde reflects on feelings after making the select group of active riders with more than hundred pro victories: fourth within current generation, second-ever Spaniard to reach the milestone.
Monday February 13, 2017
Race Report: The 54th edition of Italy's Trofeo Laigueglia ended in triumph for the host nation, as Fabio Felline took his first success of the season. Wearing the white jersey of the Italian national team, Felline rode to victory after launching an astonishing attack in the hilly finale and resisting the return of his rivals.
Friday February 10, 2017
Trofeo Laigueglia Preview: As the season and the weather starts to warm up in Europe, the race calendar hits the Italian Mediterranean coast for the Trofeo Laigueglia. Daniel Thévenon takes a look at the History, course and favorites for Sunday's Italian Semi-Classic.
Thursday February 9, 2017
6 Day Special: Now the that the '6 Day' season is over and Ed Hood is looking forward to the Classics, he has time to consider the condition of the winter track scene. Ed has been working the boards, below stairs, for many a season and is in the perfect position to get the lay of the land and sum up the failures and successes of the Six Day circus.
Thursday February 2, 2017
The final three days of the Copenhagen '6 Day' saw a home win for the Danish, a happy crowd and a tired Ed Hood in the bowels of the Ballerup Super Arena. Tempers frayed to the point of hand guns being perused on the internet. Ed's Danish big finalé:
Monday January 30, 2017
Ed Hood has moved on from the 'lackluster' Berlin '6 Day' to Copenhagen and some hotter action, even if it's cold outside. The atmosphere, music and racing is all part of the '6 Day' fun and Ed captures the first three days in his idiosyncratic words and photos.
Monday January 30, 2017
After taking the overall UCI CX World Cup title and a win at Hoogerheide last weekend, Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED) became U23 World Champion in Bieles, Luxembourg.