The biggest race on the calendar - If you ask a bike fan in Flanders. 'De Ronde' is a phenomenal race, every year is an epic battle, not just between the riders, but the elements and the route. Ed Hood builds the excitement for Sunday with our Flanders PEZ Race Preview.
Another exciting weekend with the top battles in Belgium and Spain. Spencer Martin breaks down the action from Gent-Wevelgem and the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and gives us his takeaways, the good, the bad and what it all means for the season.
March 29, 2021: Lots of race news from Gent-Wevelgem, Catalunya, Coppi e Bartali, E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Brugge-De Panne - Reports and video. British Cycling in more doping allegations - TOP STORY. Race news: Tour, Adriatica Ionica, U23 Giro d’Italia, Tour of Britain and Veneto Classic. Team news: Bingoal and Fuglsang and Lutsenko. Rider news: Bennett, Gaviria, Narváez, Sweeny, Landa and Jakobsen. E3 Harelbeke video.
After a tough, wind-swept 250 kilometres, Wout van Aert won the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma team started the day as top favourite and did not disappoint. He won the sprint from a leading group of seven riders who had been off the front for most of the day. Italians took the next three places: Giacomo Nizzolo, Matteo Trentin and Sonny Colbrelli. Michael Matthews was fifth.
Judging from the spate of videos and perhaps related to the explosive growth in interest in gravel riding, endurance riding has become A Thing. One can only be impressed by Mark Beaumont's circumnavigation of the world. Who better to write a book about endurance cycling? But “Endurance,” a fine volume from the Global Cycling Network, is a valuable instruction manual for those seeking to go the distance.
The former "poor cousin" of the Tour of Flanders has gained new status in recent years with its move from a mid-week race slot to its own Sunday, and has become a better race where the real kings of the cobbles show up to do serious battle. We've scoured the Cor Vos archive to present this collection of the best Wevelgem photos from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Phil Gaimon had a full career before hanging up his WorldTour wheels, but since then he has hardly stopped for a breath. As an ex-pro he fills his time book writing, social media and... riding his bike. Ed Hood caught up with Phil to hear how life is treating him.