Tagged: Stybar

All my posts that mention Zdanek Stybar in some way.

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...

Tiesj Benoot Strade Bianche 2018

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...

Paris Roubaix Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

It’s that time of year for the Hell of the North – Paris Roubaix. Luckily for the riders involved, the weather forecast looks pretty reasonable. A temperature of 15 degrees is good enough to not have to wear the leg/arm warmers and with only the odd shower forecast, they should get away with not having slippy cobbles and a quagmire to deal with. We’ve got...

Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

For 2018 Dwars Door Vlaanderen has a new date and a new route. Effectively swapping places with De Panne, Dwars Door now takes place a few days ahead of the larger event of the Tour of Flanders. Cresting some of the same climbs, this positions it as a warm-up event for the big deal on Sunday. It’s because of that, we don’t get to see...

strade bianche logo

Strade Bianche 2017 Preview – Tips, Favourites, Profile

The Spring Classics take their annual trip to Italy for the genuinely modern classic of Strade Bianche. This year is the 10th edition of the race, but it’s now on the WorldTour and its unique white gravel roads make it stand out. The name itself is defined by the race’s standout feature, Strade Bianche translating into ‘white roads’. The gravel presents a challenge where the...

Paris Roubaix Hincapie Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Paris – Roubaix is the flattest of all the classics but has around 30km of brutal cobbled sections (which I can vouch for). The race traditionally suits heavier, powerful riders but without Boonen and Cancellara, the race is ready to move onto a new generation. If wet, this race can descend into a true Hell of the North and will have plenty of crashes. Hopefully...