Riding through the cobbles and bergs of Belgium where thousands died in the World Wars uniquely connects our sport to tragic historic events. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours knows cycling in Belgium better than most, and offers his take on what makes riding here special.
Photo Special: Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem was a mixture of joy and sadness. There won't be anyone who will deny World champion Peter Sagan his victory in Wevelgem after a long wait in his rainbow jersey. The sadness comes from the death of 25 year-old Antoine Demoitié after crashing out during the race.
Mar 28, 2016 - Very sad news of the death of Antoine Demoitié due to a crash in Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem. Other cycling news: All the weekend's race reports, results, video and quotes from Gent-Wevelgem, E3 Harelbeke, Volta a Catalunya and the Critérium International. Plus news of the 2016 Tour de France Grand Départ.
Race Report: In the end, World champion Peter Sagan got his win and you can hear the whoop of joy from Oleg. It was close though, young Russian, Kuznetsov looked strong in the sprint and Sep Vanmarcke was playing clever in the build up. And you can never rule-out Fabian Cancellara. An exciting finalé in Wevelgem.
Gent - Wevelgem, which takes place in Belgium on Sunday will be the 78th in its long-running history. The second of the four ‘cobblestone classics’ is an exceptionally tough race, taking in some of the most-feared climbs in professional cycling, including the steep, narrow and cobbled Kemmelberg.
It’s Ghent-Wevelgem this Sunday, a WorldTour race of 242.8 kilometres. Last year was a memorable edition because of the awful weather conditions with a wind that literally blew riders off their bikes. Also this year the wind is expected to play its part, can it be an ally of Lotto Soudal?