Ed on the 'kinderkopje': The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first Classic of the season is always looked forward to by riders and fans alike. Ed Hood usually takes his gang to Flanders to worship at the alter of cycling, this year the trip is off, so we look back to 2019.
Ed's End of Year Rant: 2019 was a good year for cycle sport and that man Ed Hood has been deep inside as much action as he could get. As we come to the start of 2020, Ed looks back at his memories of 2019 and sums up the season gone with his top picks of the fun.
Season Review: The 2019 road season is over and it was full of surprises from the 'new guard' of 'young guns' bring a breath of fresh air to the top events. Philippe Gilbert showed that it's not all over for the 'mature' riders, but there is a new broom in pro cycling. Ed Hood looks at the year's top events and the bright future of the sport we love.
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?
Flanders Classics Day 1: It wouldn't be March if Ed Hood and the gang were not in Belgium for the opening races of the Flanders Classics - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Ed arrived a day early to visit the EF Education First team and the ‘Koers’ Flanders cycle racing museum. Ed's Flemish weekend - The first day.
March 04, 2019 - Double victory weekend for Deceuninck - Quick-Step. All the results and video from Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne, plus the UAE Tour. Sponsor for Sky-Top Story. More cycling news: Politt DQd, Dumoulin, Dowsett and Van Melsen injured, no Sagan for Strade Bianche, Zakarin and Mollema for the Giro, new team for Bouhanni, E3 poster and CCC first Classic podium.
Race Report: Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) rode to a solo victory in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The Czech escaped from the leading group with 2 kilometres to go and defended his lead to the finish. Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) sprinted in just behind Stybar for second and third place.
Feb 28, 2019 - Riders are still in the sand of the UAE, but they will be in Belgium at the weekend. All the results from the Arab Emirates with video. Extra Tour WildCard-Top Story. Teams for Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne, and AG2R to Drôme/Ardèche. Race news from Paris-Nice and Tour de France, CCC with UNICEF, Yorkshire art collection and Campenaerts' Hour.