Category: Pro Cycling

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...

Tour of Flanders 2018 Podium

Tour of Flanders 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Sunday’s Tour of Flanders or De Ronde for short is the highlight of the Flemish Spring Classics season. All of the races in the area that we’ve had so far have all been a lead-up to this race – one of the 5 monuments of cycling. The race is tied in very closely to the culture and identity of the Flanders region. The sides of...

Alexander Kristoff Kemmelberg Gent Wevelgem 2019

Gent Wevelgem 2019 Photos

After spending Friday watching the E3 BinckBank Classic and Saturday riding the Gent-Wevelgem Cyclo, today (Sunday) was spent on the Kemmelberg watching the men and women race Gent-Wevelgem. The men made once ascent from the easier but still steep and cobbled Belvedere side – named after the hotel on that side of the hill – before doing a loop which saw them approach from the...