The winner of Milan San Remo 2008 was Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team. In recent years, Milan San Remo has often come down to a bunch sprint, but with 2KM to go Cancellara was able to take advantage of his raw power and time trial strength to break away on the finishing straight and […]
s a Belgian semi classic race, with a rich tradition. Although it has suffered by not being added to the ProTour calendar, it is very important as the symbolic herald of the European racing season. Officially called Omloop Het Volk, Het Volk began in 1945 and has been sponsored by the Belgian newspaper, Het Volk […]
The Tour of Flanders or ‘The Ronde’ as it is known in Belgium is the most prestigious one day classic in Belgium. It is particularly important for the Flemish speaking population, who are proud of their separate identity, language and culture. Route of the Tour of Flanders The Race starts in the medieval town of […]
“cycling’s last folly” – Jacques Goddet former organiser of Paris Roubaix Paris Roubaix is cycling’s most prestigious classic, with a rich history of great victories and painful defeats. It is probably the most grueling race in the pro cycling calendar and for this reason is venerated as the ‘Queen of the classics’ History of Paris […]
Liege Bastogne Liege is one of Cycling’s monuments – the big 5 classic races. It has been run since 1892 and is set in the Ardennes (Wallonia), the French speaking region of Belgium. The region of Wallonia is not traditionally Belgium’s most fanatical cycling base. But, at the turn of the century Wallonia was more […]
The Giro Di Lombardia is better known as ‘The Race of the Falling Leaves’ It marks the close of the professional cycling season and comes one week after the World Championships. Originally run in 1905, it is not Italy’s oldest race (that privilege goes to Milan-Turin) however, along with Milan San Remo, the Giro di […]
Milan San Remo has become one of Italy’s most prestigious one day classics. Originally run in 1907, Milan San Remo or La Primavera’ retains almost the same route today as it did at the turn of the last century. Beginning in the industrial town of Milan, the race crosses the Lombardy plains before travelling over […]
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