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EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Dec 05, 2019 - No Poggio in Milan-Sanremo? - Top Story. All the other cycling news: Evenepoel wins Kristallen Fiets, no Olympics for Cavendish, Gilbert on Evenepoel, no Giro for Total Direct Energie, O'Grady TDU director, Alaphilippe for Flanders, Cecchini suspension, rider contracts, Van Avermaet early season, Bahrain-McLaren, hansgrohe until 2021 and Astana on Wilier Triestina.

Readers’ Rigs: Eddy Merckx EMX-3

This submission is a very sharp looking Eddy Merckx EMX-3 that's a bike with Belgian origins but an Italian heart and is owned by an Asian from Mexico - it doesn't get much more international than that. A fine mix of traditional Campagnolo and modern design KCNC, topped off with a stunning paint job.

Barry Hoban Remembers Raymond Poulidor

Poupou Remembered: Britain's Barry Hoban rode alongside the late Raymond Poulidor for many years, so who better for Ed Hood to ask all about the French hero 'Poupou'. From 1972 to Poulidor's retirement in 1977 the Frenchman and the Yorkshireman battled together in the Tours and Classics - Barry remembers.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman

Book Review: Belgium: it's an odd place. A country put together from pieces other nations didn't really want, it seems resigned to an eternal identity crisis. But beyond this historic and political mess, there is a remarkable sporting story - cycling and the Flemish, described by author Harry Pearson as “a grand romance.”

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Nov 14, 2019 - A sad EUROTRASH Thursday with the passing of French hero Raymond Poulidor - Top Story. Poulidor's grandson Mathieu van der Poel won the Jaarmarktcross, report and video. Other cycling news: Carapaz/Movistar on good terms, not good for Dennis, race news from Norway and Britain, rider and team news, Velon complain and UAE glasses. The battle of Puy de Dôme.

Retro Rider: Marino Basso – Classy, Fast and Cunning

PEZ Retro: After looking at two climbers in our 'Retro Riders' series, it's time for a sprinter. The fast-finishers have a reputation for fast living and sailing a bit close to the wind when it comes to their chosen art. Marino Basso was a typical sprinter, he stabbed his teammate in the back for the 1972 rainbow jersey - but that's what sprinters do. . . Signore 10,000 Volts, a classy rider, but cunning with it.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Oct 21, 2019 - We have all the action from Guangxi, Chrono des Nations, Japan Cup, plus two cyclo-cross races and the European track champs with video. Wanty want UCI clarity and Eddy Merckx leaves hospital - Top Story. Other cycling news from the European cross champs, more rider contracts, new trainers for Deceuninck - Quick-Step and GCN breaks the penny farthing Hour Record.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Oct 17, 2019 - Two 'Top Stories' in today's EUROTRASH: Merckx and De Vlaeminck in hospital and the 2020 Tour route. Reports from Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen and the Superprestige in Gieten. Other news: Van Aert for the Tour, Cavendish-Keisse for Gent, Euro track champs, Tour of Guangxi, Phinney to retire, rider contracts, Specialized with Deceuninck and video of Dan Martin’s farewell.

Remco Evenepoel – The New Phenomenon?

Rider Feature: On Saturday, Remco Evenepoel put his name in the record books - The youngest winner of a WorldTour race and the third youngest winner of a Classic. The 'Next Big Thing' - a 'Phenomenon' - the next 'Merckx', all have been said about the young Belgian. We take a look at the man of the future... and now!