Ed Roadside in Belgium: You know when the season proper has started when your inbox is full of photos of cobbles and cold bike riders from Belgium with the name Ed Hood on the email. First up was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, but the Classic weekend started on Friday night in Gent for Ed and his gang.
Mar 02, 2020 - The first cobble Classics of the season have rattled by: Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne - all the news and video from Belgium, plus the UAE Tour and Ardèche Classic. The men in orange are back - Top Story. Loads of other cycling news: Moscon in trouble, Betsema and Sweeck extend with Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal, Alabama Classic and USA CRITS.
Race Report: In a two-man fight for the line in the first big Classic of the 2020 season - Het Nieuwsblad - Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven got the better of a very strong Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick-Step). The Belgian race was its usual end-to-end battle with Stuyven and Lampaert together at the finish in Ninove.
Feb 27, 2020 - The peloton is fighting its way through the UAE desert, but the action of the weekend will be in the cold and probable rain of Belgium for Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne. Will the Corona Virus upset the season - Top Story. Race news from the Dauphiné, Paris-Nice, Strade Bianche, Giro and Tour of America’s Dairyland. Team news from Team Novo Nordisk and BEAT.
Race Preview: The 'warm up' races are over and now the 'proper' racing starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday. Hard races for hard men of the road, steep climbs and cobbles, plus the weather can be decisive. Ed Hood will be 'Roadside' at the weekend, but here is his PEZ Race Preview.
Feb 20, 2020 - Good news as the Poggio will be in this years Milan-Sanremo - Top Story. Race reports and video from Ruta del Sol and Algarve. Other cycling news: Degenkolb to miss Algarve and Het Nieuwsblad, Pinot to Paris-Nice, Dumoulin parasites, Greipel operation, UAE, Sunweb, CCC and Deceuninck - Quick-Step to UAE Tour, Mercado arrested, Tissot times the Giro and Eurovision extends until 2025.
Jan 16, 2020 - Spain or Australia? We are on the cusp of a new season and the riders are in the sun. Very bad news for Chris Hamilton down under - Top Story. Another win for Van der Poel - Report and video. Other cycling news: Tour Down Under up-date. Race news. Rider news. Team news. We finish with a video from the BEAT Cycling Club - Goodbye Brexit Britain!