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Women’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Sunday’s Alfredo Binda 2019 will be the 44th edition, a surprisingly large amount of editions for a top level women’s race. Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s the race was won mainly by Italians with few exceptions. Since the turn of the millenium, the race has only been won by home riders twice in 2000 and 2013. Indeed the dominant country on the top step...

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Milan – San Remo 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This Saturday’s Milan – San Remo is a beast, 291 kilometres long, it’s one of the longest professional races on the calendar. A relatively flat parcours sees the riders cover a lot of flat ground until the mid-race climb of the Turchino and the final sequence of climbs involving the Cipressa and the Poggio. The Cipressa often thins out the bunch and the Poggio can...

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche is a new-ish race on the men’s calendar but has had even less editions on the women’s calendar. First run in 2015, the Women’s Strade Bianche has had 4 different winners in 4 years so far and 3 different riders have each finished on the podium 3 times. Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini won’t be racing Strade Bianche in 2019 so we...

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Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

After a weekend in Belgium, the WorldTour moves on to Italy, with Strade Bianche taking place on Saturday 9th March. This relatively new classic will see its 13th edition in 2019 – it’s captured the imagination through its use of energy sapping white gravel roads which require strength and good bike handling to negotiate. Last year’s Strade Bianche saw heavy snowfall happen in the days...

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Strade Bianche 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche is the race of the white roads. This year they could be even whiter, as of today they’re covered in snow. The race organisers are confident that the snow will be gone by Saturday, but it should mean that we’re on for a wet, cold, mucky race at the very least. With that in mind, it’ll be a race for the stronger, hardier sort...

Greg van Avermaet & Philippe Gilbert on the Varent section - E3 Harelbeke 2017 Mathew Mitchell

2018 Spring Classics Dates and Favourites

In the early part of 2018 are the collection of races known as the spring classics. These races all have lots of character and tradition and for the most part take place in Belgium (with the odd exceptions in Italy and the Netherlands). A lot feature the brutal addition of cobblestones, some are on regular roads, one takes place on white gravel roads and all...