Kristoff: I don't see myself as a favourite for Tour of Flanders

After complaining that he didn’t have the form to hang with the best on the opening Flanders-esque stage of the Three days of De Panne, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) reversed his fortunes on day two. The Norwegian not only made the crucial cut when the side-winds scythed through the peloton, but he nailed his first win this month after weeks of frustration. Sitting down...
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Quick-Step on Sagan: We try to win but if we don't win then he loses

The Quick-Step Floors team will not allow the Tour of Flanders to play into the hands of Peter Sagan, even if it means risking their own chance of success, with the team’s directeur sportif for the Classics Wilfried Peeters, telling Cyclingnews that they don’t plan on fully collaborating with the world champion on Sunday. Sagan criticised Niki Terpstra in the aftermath of Sunday’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Boonen leads Tour of Flanders recon - Gallery

Sunday sees Tom Boonen line up for his final crack at the Tour of Flanders, with the Belgian set to captain the Quick-Step Floors team for the last time in De Ronde. Boonen, who retires after Paris-Roubaix, has had a mixed spring campaign this season but has found form in recent weeks with eighth in E3 Harelbeke and sixth in Gent-Wevelgem. However, the Tour of Flanders and Paris...
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Alejandro Valverde wins Tour of Catalonia for 2nd time

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Alejandro Valverde of Spain won his second Tour of Catalonia on Sunday. Valverde secured the victory by finishing first in the 139-kilometer (86-mile) seventh stage, perfectly timing his final sprint at a hilltop overlooking Barcelona. He finished the weeklong race more than one minute ahead of Alberto Contador and Marc Soler, who closed out the all-Spanish...
4 days ago

Aussie cyclist rode seven hours to create goat image on map

We’ve all done it. We’ve run or rode our bikes, tracking the miles, route and times as we attempt to mold our bodies into shape. One Australian cyclist has taken this routine to the next level, however, using his powers of endurance to create art, of a sort. Yep, that’s unmistakably a goat. Making this cyclist the GOAT of map tracking.We’re not sure if the cyclist spent...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico for 2nd time in 3 years

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) Nairo Quintana won the Tirreno-Adriatico race for a second time in three years on Tuesday, while Rohan Dennis was fastest on the final stage, an individual time trial around San Benedetto del Tronto. Quintana had started the day with a 50-second advantage over Thibaut Pinot and the Colombian rider's 45th place finish, 41 seconds behind Dennis...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador narrowly misses 3rd Paris-Nice title as Henao wins

NICE, France (AP) History cruelly repeated itself for Alberto Contador as the Spaniard missed out on a third Paris-Nice victory by just two seconds on Sunday. Colombian rider Sergio Henao clung on to his dwindling overnight lead to win the biggest race of his career. Last year, Contador lost the race by four seconds. Contador was in third place overnight - 31 seconds behind...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan sprints to 2nd stage win, Quintana leads Tirreno

FERMO, Italy (AP) World champion Peter Sagan sprinted to another victory in the Tirreno-Adriatico race, while Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead after the fifth stage on Sunday. Sagan, who was also fastest on Friday, edged out Thibaut Pinot and Primoz Roglic on the narrow, cobbled climb to the finish of the 210-kilometer (130-mile) ride from Rieti to Fermo Bora-Hansgrohe...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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