Flèche Wallonne Preview

April 21, 2015

For 364 days of the year the Chemin des Chapelles climbs up the side of Mont Mosan but on Wednesday the road its renamed the Mur de Huy, the “wall of Huy”. The climb is so steep it deserves mural adjective and few races see riders cross the finish line in such obvious agony. But […]

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Supporter Jerseys

April 20, 2015

The supporter jerseys have arrived and are on sale with Prendas Ciclismo. Made in Italy by Santini this is a lightweight jersey for summer.

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The Moment The Race Was Won: Amstel Gold Race

April 19, 2015

Michał Kwiatkowski wins the sprint to take the Amstel Gold Race, checking he’s got the better of Michael Matthews while Cauberg attacker Philippe Gilbert has already been tamed and beaten.

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Amstel Gold Race Preview

April 17, 2015

Huge crowds, free-flowing beer, grand tour winners taking on one day classics specialists and a very tricky course make the Amstel a special race. The 50th edition looks like it’s made for Philippe Gilbert. Who can stop him from a fourth win this Sunday?

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The Wait of a Nation

April 16, 2015

Ein Stein. Lifting the cobbled trophy last Sunday was a triumph for John Degenkolb and the culmination of a lot of team work. But behind the scenes it’s also the remarkable story of riders as ambassadors who’ve managed to convince German TV to give the sport a second chance, partly thanks to solid results, partly […]

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A Change of Gear

April 15, 2015

The Brabantse Pijl happens today. La Flèche Brabançonne to francophones, this is a hilly race and the start of the “Ardennes” spring classics and a transition race from the cobbles to the climbs as it features both. It’s good to change format but the upcoming races seem to be stuck in a rut with repetitive […]

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Pour Encourager Les Autres

April 14, 2015

In this country, it is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others That’s a line from Voltaire’s Candide. After the battle of Minorca between France and Britain in 1756, Voltaire describes the British practice of shooting naval officers if they fail, not so much to punish them for mistakes […]

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The Classics Revelations

April 13, 2015

John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff have triumphed in the spring classics. The season continues but in a different gear as the sport progresses to hillier one day races and the summer season of stage races. But who else impressed? Here’s a look at the younger revelations in the spring classics.

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The Moment The Race Was Won: Paris-Roubaix

April 12, 2015

John Degenkolb wins the sprint in the Roubaix velodrome. As captions go “Degenkolb wins sprint” is predictable, he won Milan-Sanremo three weeks ago in this manner. But this time it was the art and the manner of Degenkolb’s win that was so different and impressive. He rode across to the breakaway of Yves Lampaert and […]

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Paris-Roubaix Preview

April 11, 2015

Who can take on Alexander Kristoff? The Norwegian has been invincible and his biggest opponent could be misfortune, his chances were ruined last year by punctures and mechanicals. This is a race of last chances, the final cobbled classic of the season and just like last year time’s running out for Etixx-Quickstep to get that […]

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