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STRADE BIANCHE’24 Preview: Who Will Conquer the White Roads?

The Strade Bianche is a look back into Italian cycle racing history, the white roads, the sterrato, with its dust on a dry day or clogging mud in the rain, add some steep climbs and you have a perfect day in Tuscany. The finish, and relief of the pain and discomfort, is in the marvellous setting of the Piazza del Campo. Who will put his name on the list of Strade Bianche winners for 2024?

EUROTRASH Thursday: Race News & Peloton Controversy!

Feb 29, 2024: Spring hits Europe. Midweek racing from Laigueglia and Le Samyn all with video. Van Avermaet says Jorgenson was the best transfer. Rider news: Bernal, Carthy, Thomas, Alaphilippe, Skjelmose, Bomboi, Goossens, Pinot and De Boer. Team news: UAE, Soudal Quick-Step, dsm-firmenich PostNL, TotalEnergies, INEOS and Cynisca. Race news: Milano-Torino, O Gran Camiño, Volta NXT Classic and a scooter goes viral.

NA Racing Scene: The RIDERS Talk

In our second installment looking at the health of the North American road racing scene, we hear from the racers themselves on how they have survived, struggled and even thrived racing at the top level on the continent.

Race Takeaways: What We Learned From the Opening Weekend!

Visma | Lease a Bike dominated the 'opening weekend', winning the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Much like last year, the Dutch 'Super-Team' was mostly in control and took the victories in both races, again. One a surprise, and the other as expected. So, who is in top form and who 'could do better'? What does the opening weekend tell us for the coming Classics?

EUROTRASH Monday: The Peloton Hits the Flemish Cobbles!

Feb 26, 2024: The 'real' season has started: Omloop and Kuurne. Plus UAE Tour, O Gran Camiño, Ardèche Classic and Drôme Classic - All with video. Van Aert happy Rider news: Van der Poel, the Lefevere/Alaphilippe soap opera, Pozzovivo and Campenaerts. Team news: Soudal Quick-Step and UAE Team ADQ. Race news: Subsidence problems for the Paterberg.

KUURNE’24: Wonderful Wout Wows ‘Em!

No surprise: Wout van Aert won the second race of the 'opening weekend' - Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Visma | Lease a Bike dominated the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne for a double weekend of success. Van Aert, Tim Wellens and Spanish champion, Oier Lazkano, fought for the victory, for Van Aert to put the cream on the Visma cake.

PEZ Bookshelf: One More Croissant for the Road

That food could be made attractive and delicious seems to have come as a startling discovery to the pro peloton a few years ago but the author of “One More Croissant for the Road” would not find that surprising. Her purpose was not to crush QOMs or race anyone but the book shows us another combination of how food and cycling can work together.