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.
Oct 17, 2019 - Two 'Top Stories' in today's EUROTRASH: Merckx and De Vlaeminck in hospital and the 2020 Tour route. Reports from Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen and the Superprestige in Gieten. Other news: Van Aert for the Tour, Cavendish-Keisse for Gent, Euro track champs, Tour of Guangxi, Phinney to retire, rider contracts, Specialized with Deceuninck and video of Dan Martin’s farewell.
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.
Photo Gallery: The big race for last and Heather Morrison is 'Roadside' for the Giro di Lombardia and the sixth race of her Italian autumn week. Bergamo and Como for the best shots of the start and finish under the falling leaves of Lombardia.
Oct 14, 2019 - The 2019 road season is grinding to an end with Lombardia, Paris-Tours, Memorial Van Steenbergen, Tacx Classic and the Gran Piemonte, we have all the news and views. Laurens ten Dam retires - Top Story. News from the Tour Down Under, Tour of the Alps and Utah 2020, plus Silvelle ’19 CX European Champs. Rider contracts and TDU introduces Paracycling.
Race Report: The 113th edition of the Tour of Lombardy was won by Bauke Mollema. The Trek-Segafredo rider attacked on the penultimate climb of the day, the Civiglio, taking a good gap and then rode solo to his first monument victory. After 38 years, the Netherlands finally has another successor to Hennie Kuiper. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was second and Egan Bernal (Ineos) third.
Oct 10, 2019 - The build up to the Giro di Lombardia starts here! Three races: Milan-Torino, Tre Valli Varesine and Binche point out who has the form for Saturday with reports and video. Legend Raymond Poulidor is unwell - Top Story. Lombardia, Gran Piemonte and Paris-Tours previews. Other cycling news: Hodeg goes home, rider contracts and Alaphilippe finishes his season early.
Race Preview: The last big Classic of the 2019 season (if you ignore Sunday's Paris-Tours), Il Giro di Lombardia, rolls out of Bergamo on Saturday morning for 243 beautiful kilometres of racing to finish in Como. Lombardy is an iconic monument, a race that all pro riders would want in their palmarès. Ed looks at the history, course and who is hot for the win on the shores of Lago di Como.
Sept 19, 2019 - The Tours are behind us, but there is still lots of cycling news to catch up with: Alejandro Valverde talks of his depression - Top Story. Lots of racing: Tour of Slovakia, Textielprijs Vichte, Giro della Toscana and the Grand Prix de Wallonie. Plus Il Lombardia, rider contracts, Steve Cummings, Education First at la Vuelta, Award for Dimension Data, Vuelta video by UAE Team Emirates.