Category: Pro Cycling

Fleche Wallonne Photos 2019

After heading to the Netherlands for Amstel Gold, I stayed on and moved into Belgium for today’s Fleche Wallonne. I last saw this race in person during 2016 and managed to ride the finishing circuit the day before the race this year. The Mur de Huy is the centre point of the race, but it’s always packed. The Cote de Cherave however is always relatively...

Fleche Wallonne 2016 - Mathew Mitchell

Men and Women’s Fleche Wallone 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Wednesday 24th April sees the men and women’s pelotons tackle Fleche Wallone. Unlike Amstel Gold the women’s race has a solid continuous history since the first race in 1998 and similarly to the men has had a single rider dominate the finish in recent years. Alejandro Valverde’s run of 4 wins in a row was broken in 2018 by Julian Alaphilippe. The Mur de Huy...

Amstel Gold Race Photos 2019

Watched Amstel Gold and managed to wander around the buses at the start area before seeing the men on the Geulhemmerberg before spending the day on the Bemelerberg where the women went past 3 times and the men twice.

Michael Valgren Amstel Gold 2018

Men and Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Sunday’s Amstel Gold Races see the men and women take on the hilliest part of the Netherlands – the enclave of Limburg tucked away in the very bottom corner with Belgium and Germany on either side. The men’s race is one of the major classics, although not a monument. The women’s race originally started in the early 2000s with a few editions but then stopped –...

Paris Roubaix 1996 Johan Museeuw Bortolami Tafi

Flashback to the Mapei 1996 Roubaix 1-2-3 podium finish

After the first Flashback piece of the season back at the Tour Down Under, this one looks at the all Mapei-GB podium of the 1996 Paris-Roubaix. With 86km to go in the race, 4 members of the Mapei team escaped off the front of the 20 strong peloton – Johan Museeuw, Gianluca Bortolami, Andrea Tafi and Franco Ballerini. It’s very very rare to see most...

Kittel wins Scheldeprijs 2017

Scheldeprijs 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

In the gap between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix is Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs. It’s become known as the sprinter’s classic in recent years and the modern winner’s list rather backs this up. Marcel Kittel has won it 5 times and when he’s not won it Mark Cavendish (3 times), Tom Boonen (2 times), Alexander Kristoff, Tyler Farrar and Alessandro Petacchi have all won. In fact...