Race Report: Alberto Bettiol was the first to the top of the final ascent of the Oude Kwaremont and he kept his attack going all the way to the line. A high calibre group followed him home but a lack of cohesion ended their efforts. Over six hours of 'full gas' action gave the Italian his first win as a pro.
ronde van Vlaanderen
With the Tour of Flanders this Sunday, Ed Hood got hold of 1997 Ronde winner, Rolf Sorensen, to hear how to win on those Flemish cobbles and Muurs. The great Dane gives us a blow by blow account of how he pulled off his incredible victory, even after a very long break before the finalé.
Flanders Interview: He lives on the course, he's raced on it and driven the team car there - former pro rider and now team director Allan Peiper has the T-shirt and more when it comes to the Ronde van Vlaanderen. His man Alexander Kristoff won last week in Wevelgem, will the Peiper direct the winner this Sunday? Ed Hood gets the low-down from the man on the route.
April 01, 2019 - Build up to Ronde started with Dwars door Vlaanderen-report and video, plus Giro di Sicilia. Rider salary cap-Top Story. Flanders teams, Aru and Barguil updates, Lefevere prefers Van der Poel, Armstrong's million, Chaves to Giro, Cycling Stars Criterium, Deutschland, Alps sponsor, Durham in OVO Energy Tour, contract for Andersen and Campenaerts hour record.
Race Preview: The unofficial World championships (if you are Flemish) is this Sunday, the Ronde van Vlaanderen is one of the most hard fought over races on the professional calendar. A 'nobody' ever wins the Tour of Flanders. Ed Hood previews the 2019 Vlaanderens Mooiste ahead of a very open edition with many possible winners.
Race Report: Niki Terpstra continued his magnificent spring with yet another solo masterclass to take his first Tour of Flanders victory. The flying Dutchman took advantage of the might of the Quick-Step Floors squad - It was a spittle-chinned personal time trial to the line. He built a lead and never looked like he’d lose it.