Tour of Flanders: Moments in history

In normal circumstances you’d be sitting down to watch the Tour of Flanders this weekend. But as with so many other races — and sports events around the globe — this year’s Tour of Flanders has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But just because there’s no racing this weekend doesn’t mean we…

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Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica (2.2)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Rojas Villegas Juan Carlos
2. Villalobos Roman
3. Rojas Villegas Cesar
Tour of Quanzhou Bay (2.2)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Stedman Max
2. Morey Drew
3. Yemane Dawit
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(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Sunweb’s Soren Kragh Andersen powered to his second stage victory of this year’s Tour de France on Friday’s stage 19. Six days after his stage 14 victory, the 26-year-old Dane jumped clear of a select group of late escapees and soloed to...

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I’ve put together this post in the hope that you’ll be able to use it next year. Actually, it’s something I’m not just hoping for, I am practically praying for it (though I will admit, I’m not the religious type). I imagine you can guess why. If a road-side Tour guide is helpful, well, that...

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