April 02, 2020 - The Flemish cobbles will be bereft of riders and fans on Sunday. Olympics and World champs problems-Top Story. No racing till July, Ciccone jerseys. Coronavirus talk. Tour talk. Flanders, Contador, Riwal Readynez, Giro/Vuelta clash, Geminiani, Aru, Meganck dies, virtual riding, TCA ethics officer and Flanders 2019.
Thanks to the winner of the Tour of Flanders, the Mastromarco team will ride Cannondale bikes from 2020. Mastromarco a team, a name, a country but above all a symbol of cycling and a big family. Many riders have moved on from here to become professionals and great champions over the years.
Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) put on an extraordinary performance to win the 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen. Bettiol took off all by himself as he launched a fantastic attack on the legendary “Old Kwaremont” wall, with about 18 km to go to the finish line.
Race Report: Alberto Bettiol was the first to the top of the final ascent of the Oude Kwaremont and he kept his attack going all the way to the line. A high calibre group followed him home but a lack of cohesion ended their efforts. Over six hours of 'full gas' action gave the Italian his first win as a pro.
Rider Profile: Alberto Bettiol is a name that has been cropping up for a while, but since the start of the 2019 season, the Bettiol 'cognome' has been near the top of the finishing sheet and on the podium. Ed Hood takes a look at this new 'Young Gun' on the block that's knocking on the door of the big time.