There is so much more to the career of Jesper Skibby than being run over on the Koppenberg by the race director's car during the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed hood delved into the palmarès of the 'Great Dane' and had a word or two.
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DS Interview: As Ed Hood was trying not to get too disappointed about the cancelation of De Ronde van Vlaanderen this Sunday, he thought he should talk to a real Flandrien. A born and bred man of the cobbles - Wilfried Peeters, successful rider and top Directeur Sportif.
Mar 16, 2020 - Coronavirus is the Top Story as the UCI stops racing. The final stages of Paris-Nice with video action. Giro postponed, Redlands cancelled. Benoot happy, UAE ends quarantine, Nieuwenhuis extends, Ten Dam joins Specialized, Woods breaks femur and Sinkeldam talks quarantine.
Ed's Opinion: Twelve stages down and nine to go in the 2019 Giro d'Italia before the finish in Verona, so time for Ed to have a 'Giro Rant'. But it's not just the Italian Grand Tour that receives our scribes wrath: Dopers, race juries and the printed press, both British and Flemish, are all in the firing line. Not to worry, the 2020 Flanders Classics dates are out.
Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) put on an extraordinary performance to win the 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen. Bettiol took off all by himself as he launched a fantastic attack on the legendary “Old Kwaremont” wall, with about 18 km to go to the finish line.
PeloPics: The Ronde van Vlaanderen can be the best race of the season and the 2019 edition didn't disappoint. Alberto Bettiol - A Flanders virgin - was the surprise winner, but a deserving one. We round up the PEZ Flanders coverage with a photo gallery from Cor Vos, some of the photos we missed on Sunday.