The pro peloton moves south to Tuscany from the cobbles of Belgium to the rough white roads and dust of the Strade Bianche. Ed Hood looks at the history, the course, the Technique and who will be first into the Piazzo del Campo.
Saturday sees the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad kick off the 'proper' 2022 season with first the Belgian Classic race of the year. The Flemish race has everything we ever wanted from a Northern Classic - Short, stiff climbs, cobbles and race deciding weather conditions. Ed Hood gives us his Omloop preview.
The Vuelta a España 2022 route was presented in Madrid on Thursday afternoon. On August 19, the riders will start with a team time trial of 23 kilometres in Utrecht, Holland. The Spanish Grand Tour ends on September 11 in Spain's capital City of Madrid.
The route of the 2022 Tour de France was presented live on Thursday from the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The Tour Grand Départ is on Friday the 1st of July in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The finish, staying with tradition since 1975, is on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday the 24th of July.
The final 'Monument' of the 2021 season is this Saturday in the north of Italy - Il Lombardia. It has been a long and exciting year, Ed Hood looks forward to the 'Classica delle foglie morte' as the curtain closes on the WorldTour.
Paris-Roubaix in October! Better than no L'enfer du Nord as in 2020, and the weather forecast say's there is a 90% chance of rain on Sunday, so we may get a muddy Roubaix. Ed Hood is looking forward to cobbled battle through the worst of the elements - here is his hell of a preview.
The World championship road race is one of the hardest races to predict, and this year is even more difficult due to the course and the amount of top men on the start line in Antwerp. The bookmakers have their ideas who will cross the line first in Leuven. Spencer Martin takes a closer look at the odds.
The biggest one-day race on the calendar, the World Championships are in Flanders this Sunday and the Men's Elite Road Race has one of the strongest fields on a tough course of Flemish ramps. Ed Hood gives us his thought on the 'Rainbow Race'.