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Le TOUR’20 Stage 3: Ewan Erupts in Sisteron!

Stage 3 was one of the few sprinter's days. At the end of another wet ride, Caleb Ewan pushed his way through a messy finalé for the victory. The little Australian got the better of Ireland's Sam Bennett and European champion Giacomo Nizzolo. Julian Alaphilippe held the overall lead.

Le TOUR’20 Stage 2: Attacker Allaphilippe In Yellow!

This was no normal second Tour stage, nothing here for the sprinters, just a lot of climbing. Julian Alaphilippe attacked on the final climb, similar to his move in Sanremo, and was joined by Marc Hirschi and Adam Yates, he then won the sprint for the stage victory and the yellow jersey.

Le TOUR’20 Stage 1: Kristoff Looks Nice in Yellow!

The first stage of the 2020 Tour de France was said to be one for the sprinters, what no one predicted was the weather. The day was no damp squib with crashes galore and a big bunch finish. One of the oldest men in the peloton, Alexander Kristoff took the win ahead of World champion Mads Pedersen.

LOMBARDIA’20: Fantastic Fuglsang!

Yet another day of excitement. Race favourite, Remco Evenepoel, over cooked it on a bend and flew over a bridge parapet. He ended the day in hospital with unknown injuries. Astana had two riders in the finalé and it was Jakob Fuglsang who put in the decisive move to leave George Bennett and teammate, Russian champion Aleksander Vlasov, to the remainder of the podium.

MILANO-SANREMO’20: Double Van Aert!

The First Monument of the 'new' season gave us the excitement we had been waiting for when Milano-Sanremo hit the climb of the Cipressa and the peloton exploded. But it was the Poggio that put last year's winner, Julian Alaphilippe and Strade Bianche victor, Wout Van Aert out front to fight for victory.

STRADE BIANCHE’20: Wonderful Wout!

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.

KUURNE-BRUSSEL-KUURNE’20: Kasper Krunches Kuurne!

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.

OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD’20: Stunning Stuyven!

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.

GIRO’19 Stage 18: Cima Surprises the Sprinters

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).