Paris-Nice Stage 4 Preview

March 8, 2017

A time trial today and this was supposed to be the first chance for the overall contenders to stake their claim. Two wild stages have ruined the chances for many already so today we’ll learn more about the relative condition of the main contenders.

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Paris-Nice Stage 3 Preview

March 7, 2017

After two dramatic days Stage 3 promises calmer weather, just as there’s still the prospect of crosswinds and rain. This is the gourmet’s stage where the locations along the way read like names on a menu.

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Paris-Nice Stage 2 Preview

March 6, 2017

The race was gripping yesterday when the opening stage was turned into a scene you’d expect from a Belgian classic as the bunch was split asunder by the crosswinds. Today has the potential for more action thanks to the course and weather forecast.

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March 5, 2017

The website’s been out of action for most of the weekend due to tech issues. Sorry.

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Paris-Nice Stage 1 Preview

March 5, 2017

The race starts with stormy conditions and high winds, hopefully this means a testing race in crosswinds but it could lead to cross words and the extreme weather protocol being evoked. If all goes well a sprint is in store with an awkward climb just before the finish to stir things up.

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Who Will Win Paris-Nice?

March 3, 2017

The first major stage race of the year starts on Sunday and then makes its way to Nice. There will be daily stage previews here and ahead of the race here’s a look at who might shine in the “race to the sun”.

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World Tour Fines Need Increasing

March 3, 2017

It’s said Peter Sagan, Sep Vanmarcke and Greg Van Avermaet “could face fine for sidewalk riding at Omloop” as cyclingnews reports what Belgium’s Sporza interview with UCI commissaire Guy Dobbelaere. These issues keep cropping up. As ever a rule is no good if it can’t be enforced. If there’s no way to force riders to […]

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Wednesday Shorts

March 1, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Want to beat Peter Sagan? Then make him work. One small observation is that his position this year remains relatively upright and so he presents a bigger aerodynamic profile compared to his rivals. Once he’s done 50km in rotation with two breakaway companions, as we saw in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, […]

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview

February 24, 2017

No suncream. No sand. No sheikhs. No skyscrapers. Welcome to a weekend’s racing in Belgium with its crowds, cobbled tracks and muddy landscapes. The Omloop opens spring classics season and traditionally offers fine racing, often supplying action and suspense for hours.

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Outside is Free (For Now)

February 21, 2017

One of cycling’s greatest attractions is the popular communion on a Sunday between the peloton and the spectators. A race goes to the people, it passes your front door and the local café, school, supermarket and church. No other sport can reach these places in the same way. Now a survey of Belgian races has […]

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