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Gent-Wevelgem ’14: Degenkolb Delivers!

Race report: Wow. It was more or less a case of last sprinter still kicking as John Degenkolb gave Giant-Shimano another huge win in a crash-riddled edition of Gent-Wevelgem. It seemed like barely a kilometer went by without the cameras picking up scenes of tarmac-laden woe. Here's how it went down...

Tom Boonen Update

As consequence of a crash at E3 Harelbeke on Friday, March 28th, Boonen suffered a strong contusion on his right thumb that caused him pain on the articulation. The thumb is swollen and he also has a stretched ligament.

PEZ Previews: Gent-Wevelgem

The so called 'Sprinter's Classic' of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem is on this Sunday and as Ed Hood explains 233km of wind, cobbles and the mid parcours hills could well combine to rob the sprinters of their win.

Weekend Preview: The E3 Prijs And Gent-Wevelgem

If you grew up during the ‘Golden Age’ of 70’s bike racing and you’re a connoisseur of the Belgian semi-classics, then the lumping together on a weekend of the 54th E3-Prijs Harelbeke and 73rd Gent-Wevelgem is a bit of a worry; it smacks of ‘marketing’ to us. But we’re like the dinosaurs; we’ll be extinct soon – and we still have the kermises out in the cabbage fields.