Our resident photographer, John Thomson, has rattled his archive again and has put together a collection of his favourite shots from women's races - Road, if you can call the Strade Bianche a road, and cyclocross.
Apr 10, 2014 - Its Paris-Roubaix time and we give you the run down on ‘The Hell of the North’ plus race reports from País Vasco, Circuit de la Sarthe and the Scheldeprijs with results and video. In other cycling news: Agostini retires, Giro d’Italia, Richie Porte, BC Superweek, Amgen Tour of California Women’s Races and video from 3M. A cobbled sized EuroTrash Thursday.
The story of the 102nd Scheldeprijs is easily told. After eight kilometers six riders escaped from the peloton: Balykin, Bazzana, Fedi, Ghyselinck, Gruzdev and Rowe. Jimmy Engoulvent tried to bridge, came to five seconds of the leaders, but could never join them. The front group got a maximal advantage of 5'10". About halfway the race the escapees had to wait at a level crossing, but the race jury let them leave with the same lead, that was around one minute. They got more space again and stayed…
The Flemish cycling spring season continues, tomorrow Lotto Belisol will start in the Scheldeprijs. It's already the 102nd edition of the Europe Tour race. The official start is in Schoten, just like the finish. The finale consists of three laps of 16.4km. The Scheldeprijs is a fantastic opportunity for the sprinters. Kenny Dehaes is the leader for the Lotto Belisol team.