The first race back after the Covid-19 break didn't disappoint with action all the way to the finish line of the Strade Bianche. Ex-World cross champion, Wout Van Aert timed his attack to perfection on the final section of Tuscan grit and soloed to a magnificent victory.
Race Report: Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) dominated the finalé of the week-end's second race - Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. The Dane broke away with Boris Vallée (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles) with 12 kilometres to go. Two kilometres later Asgreen was solo and heading for victory, holding off the baying pack on his heels.
Race Report: In a two-man fight for the line in the first big Classic of the 2020 season - Het Nieuwsblad - Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven got the better of a very strong Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick-Step). The Belgian race was its usual end-to-end battle with Stuyven and Lampaert together at the finish in Ninove.
Race Report: Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia looked like it was going to be one for the sprinters, and it nearly was. Damiano Cima (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane) managed to hold his day-long lead and stay out of the grip of the peloton. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the sprint inches behind Cima, for second place, and took the points jersey back from Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ).
Race Report: AG2R-La Mondiale's Nans Peters took a fine first professional victory on stage 17 to Anterselva. The Frenchman went with the early break, and then on the run-up to the final climb, he took his leave of his compatriots to solo to the finish. The overall didn't change, although there was a late skirmish from overall leader, Movistar's Richard Carapaz.
Race Report: The win on stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday went to Dario Cataldo after a long break with countryman Mattia Cattaneo. The Astana rider was the best at the end of the Lombardy stage after a break of more than two hundred kilometres. Behind; Richard Carapaz, Vincenzo Nibali and Simon Yates were the big winners, as Primoz Roglic lost 40 seconds due to a late fall.
Race Report: In the expected bunch sprint, Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan won the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia. In the gallop for the finish line in Novi Ligure he was to fast for Tuesday's winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), with Pascal Ackermann third and Elia Viviani fourth. This was the Australian's second stage win after victory in stage eight. Another day in pink for Valerio Conti.
Race Report: Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) won the 59th edition of the Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday afternoon in Overijse. The Dutch champion was the best in the sprint from a classy group, including Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Michael Matthews (Sunweb) and last years winner, Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal).
Race Report: On a cold day of gruelling, unrelenting speed it was Deceuninck - Quick-Step reminding the doubters why they are the world’s best team; with Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert first over the line and team mate and countryman Yves Lampaert third, it was emphatically their day on the Roubaix velodrome.