Rider Report Card: The blood, sweat and dust has settled on the 2019 Spring Classic season and so it's rider report card time. PEZ Head Master, Ed Hood, has been strict with his scrutiny - There are a couple of 'top marks' and a few 'dunce caps' handed out, but who is at the top of the class?
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.
April 01, 2019 - Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem personified what a Classic should be like - Hard action! Race report and video from Wevelgem, Catalunya, the E3 and the USA Crits. Will Alejandro Valverde retire - Top Story. Other cycling news: Giro di Sicilia riders, Giro del Belvedere teams, Victor Campenaerts diary part 5 and Simon Geschke injury. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time!
Race Report: Alexandr Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) took a wonderful Gent-Wevelgem victory after an incredibly hard day's racing. What chance a Flanders victory for the Norwegian now? Losers of the day: Deceuninck - Quick-Step, the Belgian team worked so hard they had nothing left for the sprint.
March 28, 2019 - The Volta a Catalunya hits the hills, but all eyes are on the Classics. Results and video from Spain and De Panne. Don't descend like Niccolò - Top Story. Teams preview Gent-Wevelgem, Euro Champs in Alkmaar, Giro di Sicilia back, Dauphiné off road, Yorkshire teams, Giro jerseys, Offredo update and Specialized sponsor Roubaix. All the cycling news you need!
Wevelgem Race Preview: At last the peloton is in Belgium for the first of the big Northern Classics on Sunday - Gent-Wevelgem. Yes, there was Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and Het Nieuwsblad, but that was just the foreplay to the main act. Ed Hood takes us from Gent over the cobbles, plugstreets and the bergs to Wevelgem.