Roger de Vlaeminck started quickly, he won his first professional race – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 1969. The following season the first monument victory was ticked off at Liège Bastogne Liège.
Pro cycling is where my interest started, watching the 1996 Tour de France.
Since then I’ve watched a lot of it, have my favourite riders and teams and can have a reasonable go at predicting results.
I try and write as many race previews as I can to help with fantasy teams and give information to those interested. Particularly with women’s racing too.
You can read all my posts on pro cycling below – always let me know if you think my predictions are wildly off!
Despite its lower prestige, Scheldeprijs is in fact older than the Tour of Flanders. The first was in 1907, 6 years before De Ronde. The first editions would start and finish in Antwerp, with the finish being on the now demolished Zurenborg velodrome.
The world of cycling sees a wide gulf between how much pro cyclists earn and the many many cyclists scraping by at the bottom of the Continental level. Compared to other sports though – like football – cyclists actually still earn relatively ‘normal’ incomes through their sport.
In this article, I’m going to attempt to show some of the known figures for riders across different levels of men’s cycling and the difference in money between men’s and women’s cycling.
The ‘Hell of the North’ is one of cycling oldest still active race – the first edition taking place in 1896. The owners of Roubaix’s new velodrome were looking for ways to increase business so began the race with Paris newspaper Le Vélo.
Museeuw has a good claim to be the best classics rider of the 1990s. In his 2nd year as a pro, he was part of the ADR team where Lemond won the Tour de France.
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Kelly started his career by getting a ban for riding in apartheid-era South Africa as prep for the 1976 Olympics. Banned from them, he moved to France to race, won the Junior Il Lombardia and the rest is history.