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 →

How to Beat the Biological Passport

There’s a well-known survey in sports, the Goldman Dilemma. Bob Goldman began asking elite athletes in the 1980s whether they would take a drug that guaranteed them a gold medal but would also kill them within five years. More than half of the athletes asked said yes. The biological passport, which tracks blood and urine... Continue Reading →

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