I believe the photo finish camera was incorrectly placed during the Amstel Gold race, which lead to the longer than usual time to confirm the race winner from the photo finish. I am reaching out to a number of contacts with my evidence, but if you are able to please pass this on to Tom, Ineos, race organisers, I believe Tom may have in fact been the winner and that an investigation should take place.
Race Breakdown: The Amstel Gold Race came down to the closest of finishes, but there was so much more to the Dutch Classic. Spencer Martin gives us his 'Race Breakdown' on one of the most exciting final half hour of racing this season... And that finish line decision.
At the end of a most exciting Amstel Gold Race the decision came down to the photograph on the line... After much deliberation the win went to Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) over Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) after they made the winning break with Maximilian Schachmann of (BORA-hansgrohe). It was close, very close - 0.004 seconds, four-thousandths of a second.
Holland's only one-day Classic was cancelled in 2020 and nearly didn't happen this year, but with a closed circuit and no fans, the Amstel Gold Race will go ahead this Sunday. Ed Hood gives us his 'lowdown' on the race and the likely 'Top Men' for the Dutch Golden Race.
The Itzulia Basque Country was won on the final stage, which sounds familiar, by Primoz Roglič. The Slovenian champion pulled the victory away from Brandon McNulty in what was a nightmare stage for the UAE Team Emirates. Spencer Martin breaks the Spanish race down and looks at the implications for the Ardennes Classics and the Tour de France.
The Tour of Flanders came up to all expectations, but 'The Big Three' of Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert and World champion Julian Alaphilippe were usurped by Danish champion, Kasper Asgreen. Spencer Martin breaks down Sunday's De Ronde pedal stroke by pedal stroke.
Kasper Asgreen won the 105th edition of the Tour of Flanders. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step Dane surprisingly beat defending champion Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in the final sprint - Man-against-man. Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) was third.
The biggest race on the calendar - If you ask a bike fan in Flanders. 'De Ronde' is a phenomenal race, every year is an epic battle, not just between the riders, but the elements and the route. Ed Hood builds the excitement for Sunday with our Flanders PEZ Race Preview.
Another exciting weekend with the top battles in Belgium and Spain. Spencer Martin breaks down the action from Gent-Wevelgem and the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and gives us his takeaways, the good, the bad and what it all means for the season.