Paris-Nice Stage 3 Preview

March 9, 2016

After one sprint stage it’s time to get back to the action with some climbs and Mont Brouilly with its miniature summit finish.

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A La Walkowiak

March 8, 2016

“They stole my Tour, they’re bastards“ That’s 1956 Tour de France winner Roger Walkowiak talking about the Parisian newspapers who criticised him for winning the race. To this day “winning à la Walkowiak” is a term used for an easy or an unexpected win, often in cycling but sometimes beyond, a French politician can triumph […]

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Paris-Nice Stage 2 Preview

March 8, 2016

Things return to normal with a classic transition stage, 213km to take the riders south towards an inevitable sprint finish.

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Paris-Nice Stage 1 Preview

March 7, 2016

Today’s stage features gravel road sectors late in the stage. There are two sections each covered twice on a finishing circuit that’s also got narrow roads, a steep “wall” climb and some tight bends. It’s all got the (cold) air of a spring classic.

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Paris-Nice Prologue Preview

March 6, 2016

Paris-Nice begins with a prologue, a chance for a time trial specialists to shine and for the GC contenders to gain time or limit their losses depending on their outlook and abilities. Don’t miss the early afternoon finish of this race.

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The Classic Ingredients

March 5, 2016

Liège-Bastogne-Liège was first run in 1892, Paris-Roubaix in 1896, the Tour of Flanders in 1913. These races have become legendary thanks to their rich history. The Strade Bianche race can trace its history back to 2007, a time when Jay-Z and Rihanna topped the charts. This weekend marks the tenth edition of the race. It […]

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Who Will Win Paris-Nice?

March 3, 2016

The first major stage race of the year starts on Sunday. This edition sees new stage race contenders like Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas up against old timers like Richie Porte and Alberto Contador over a mixed route with the old and the new, like Mont Ventoux and gravel roads.

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The Rules of the Road Race

March 2, 2016

Can you ride on a bike path during a race? Who is to blame if riders stack up on sharp corner in the final metres of a race? Is it ok to cross a level-crossing if the gates are still open? Some of the rules have changed for 2016 and for all the rest it’s […]

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Team Victory Rankings

February 29, 2016

What do you see in the picture above. Etixx-Quickstep forced to chase after missing the move in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad? Or the most successful team in the sport so far this year? As February ends some 15% of the season’s race days have been raced. Here’s a look at the victory rankings for teams […]

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Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Preview

February 28, 2016

“Legends are born here” says the race poster even if Kuurne has seen riders like Chris Sutton, Bobby Traksel and Kevin Van Impe win through in recent years as well as more famous legends like Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen and Johan Museeuw. Seen as revenge race to correct any mistakes in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, […]

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