The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team have had a less than perfect spring Classics campaign, while on the other hand, INEOS Grenadiers have surpassed themselves in the one-day races. Ed Hood has been scratching his head over the 'turned tables' of the 2022 spring.
At the end of a chaotic Paris-Roubaix, Dylan van Baarle crossed to a leading group and then soloed the last 20 kilometres to the finish in Roubaix. Wout van Aert took second place in the sprint form Stefan Küng, Tom Devriendt and Matej Mohorič. The fastest Paris-Roubaix in history - 45.8kph.
Egan Bernal hit a parked bus during a training session in Colombia on Monday. The exact condition of the INEOS Grenadiers rider was at first unclear, police said he only suffered minor injuries. We now know he suffered a fractured vertebrae, a fractured right femur, a fractured right patella, chest trauma, a punctured lung and several fractured ribs in the crash.
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This week it was announced that the INEOS Grenadiers team would be swapping their clothing supplier from the Italian manufacturer Castelli to the Belgian Bioracer company. Ed Hood caught up with Raymond Vanstraelen, the man behind Bioracer - More than just a cycle clothing manufacturer.
The Big One, the Tour de France starts on Saturday and our BREAKDOWN specialist, Spencer Martin, has polished his crystal ball to have a look at how the Ineos team will handle the French Grand Tour. Plus: Should Chris Froome be on the Breton start line?
The final tough week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia could have brought pitfalls for Egan Bernal, but the Colombian showed maturity beyond his years. Having the strongest team in the race was obviously a big help, but Bernal still had turn the pedals. Spencer Martin gives us his final 'Giro Breakdown'.
Nov 16, 2020: The bulls of Spain are a memory, but still cyclocross. Video from Leuven and Euro track champs. Lefevere's safety plan. Groenewegen case, Pogačar after Tour, Evenepoel in Spain, Viviani disappointed, Carapaz dreams, Nibali, Androni sponsor. Contract news. Dowsett Hour Record. Ciccone and Zoetemelk recover and present for Tao.
We now only have one Grand Tour to watch in this very strange 2020 season. Will the Vuelta a España follow the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia and fall to a 'Young Gun'? Too soon to tell, but Ed Hood takes a different look at the 'primera semana' of the Spanish Tour.