The build-up to 'La Classicissima' is over and the snow affected Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico have given us some pointers to who will be first across the line on the Via Roma. Lee Rodgers has been following the action and gives us his usual individual lowdown on the up and coming Primavera.
Mar 17, 2016 - Greg Van Avermaet has stepped out from the shadow of the other Belgian champions with his Het Nieuwsblad and Tirreno wins. The final stages in Italy and the Nokere Koerse with race reports and video. Van den Driessche drops her case in Top Story, Sanremo preview, rider up-dates, BMC top UCI WorldTour, Valverde Giro recon and the Red Hook Criteriums.
The week-long Tirreno-Adriatico used to be just Italy's answer to Paris-Nice's "race to the race to the sun". But Tirreno's "race between two seas" became the better lead up to Milan san Remo, and in recent years has gained even more as a goal for the Grand Tour riders. PEZ went roadside for stages 4 & 6 across the Italian boot.
Mar 14, 2016 - The weather has been playing a big part in both Tirreno and Paris-Nice and has sparked controversy between the riders; today's Top Story. We have all the race action from France and Italy plus Drenthe, all with video, results, reports and quotes. The 2016 European champs will have an Elite race and video interview with Froome. Monday EuroTrash coffee time.
Bernard Hinault has said he will step-down from the podium and Paris-Nice had to abandon stage 3 due to the weather. All the results and video from Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico and the GP Industria. Other cycling news: The Deutschland Tour, Giro del Belvedere, Giro del Trentino, Israel’s Pro team pay tribute to Gino Bartali and the new Giro website. A full trash bag!