2019 Amstel Gold Race Preview

It’s the 54th edition of the men’s Amstel Gold Race. A race named after beer. And it falls on Easter. Who will rise to the challenge? The cobbled classics are sadly done for the year, now we move to the Ardennes Classics, starting with the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday. Here's what you need to... Continue Reading →

2019 Tour of Flanders Recap

Italian Alberto Bettiol, 25, stuns Flanders favorites and scores EF's biggest victory in years. A big day for Italian cycling The Tour of Flanders offered up a big day for Italian cycling fans. First, Maria Basianelli put the end cap on a fantastic spring by winning the women's race, then Alberto Bettiol stunned everyone with... Continue Reading →

2019 Tour Of Flanders Preview

Who's ready for the ‘hardest one-day race’ on the WorldTour calendar, the Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen)? “It is, without question, the hardest one-day bike race ever created,” George Hincapie, who finished a record 17 times, wrote in his biography. Here's how the race got its start: The History of the Ronde van Vlaanderen... Continue Reading →

2019 Milan-San Remo Recap

The first of the five 2019 Monuments took place in Italy on Saturday at Milan – San Remo. The “sprinters’ classic” saw Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) escape on the Poggio and ride solo to the finish last year, avoiding a sprint. The big question for 2019, would the race end in a sprint once again?... Continue Reading →

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview

Despite the real racing season still being about 3 weeks away I’ll be very happy to watch guys racing bikes on terrain that doesn’t look like the Tour of Las Vegas this weekend! No more desert(ed) highways, no, now come the spring classics starting with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad For years this race was a rival... Continue Reading →

A Guide to the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Liège–Bastogne–Liège, often called La Doyenne ("The Old Lady"), is a one-day classic cycling race in Belgium. First run in 1892, it is the oldest major one-day race and it's this Sunday, April 23rd. It's also the final of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar and it's a damn hard race. In... Continue Reading →

Races to Watch: Flèche Wallone

The Flèche Wallone is tomorrow, which means you have an excuse to find a stream in the morning and pretend to work while you watch some fantastic bike racing. Or, if like me your day is filled with meetings, you can record it and watch it while you train tomorrow night. If you're a Belgian, however,... Continue Reading →

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