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Shrugging off fear: How Belgium and cycling have responded to the Brussels attacks

It might seem like an age ago now, but the bomb blasts in Brussels on March 22 threatened the running of the Belgian Classics. CyclingTip...

Commentary: Two words, Fabian: semi-retirement

The Spring Swing of the Fabian Cancellara Farewell Tour is upon us, and with his second-place finish at the Ronde van Vlaanderen to Peter...

With Roubaix record on the line, Boonen still convinced he can win

Judging by a muted showing in last Sunday’s Tour of Flanders, as well a lack of wins thus far this year, the chances of Tom Boonen winnin...

Photo gallery: 2016 men's Tour of Flanders

  The fields and laneways of Flanders are beautiful at this time of year, especially when skies are blue and there's no rain on the ...

Photo gallery: Fabian Cancellara's Tour of Flanders Trek Domane SLR

On Sunday, Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) rode his way to yet another Monument podium, finishing second to Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at t...

How the Race Was Won: 2016 Tour of Flanders

In this edition of Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” we take a look at the 2016 Tour of Flanders won by reigning world champion Peter Sa...

Seven talking points from the 2016 Tour of Flanders

On a fine Spring day in the north west of Belgium, the world's best Classics riders gathered in Brugge to begin one of the world's greate...

Bike tech from the Tour of Flanders 2016

The pre-race pits at the Tour of Flanders are a gold mine of new and interesting tech. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett was there in Bru...

Peter Sagan on his Tour of Flanders win: 'This is something special'

One week ago, his first win since becoming world champion. Then on Sunday, the first monument win of his career. Things keep getting bett...

Close but no cigar for Cancellara in final Flanders: "I missed this one second, this one certain moment”

He was undoubtedly one of the strongest riders in the race but, missing out on the key move by Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Sep Vanmarcke (L...

No one else in the photo! Peter Sagan solos to victory at 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders

World champion Peter Sagan won the 100th edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen in thrilling style, following an attack with 30km remaining,...

Two-time Flanders champion Van Petegem names his top pick for Sunday’s race

Double Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Peter Van Petegem has given his tip for Sunday’s race, saying that he echoes the favourite status hand...

After proving there is no rainbow curse, world champion Lizzie Armitstead sets sight on Flanders win before preparing for Rio

When we entered the European season at Omloop het Nieuwsblad at the end of February, all eyes were on 27-year-old Lizzie Armitstead. She ...

Video: Inside IAM Cycling’s preparation for Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

One of the most important weeks of the professional cycling calendar lies ahead — the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and Paris-R...

Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Tour of Flanders

It's that time of year again – time for the world's best Classics riders to take to the narrow, cobbled roads of Belgium for one of the g...

Heinrich Haussler to lead IAM at Flanders and Roubaix

Heinrich Haussler will reprise the role of protected leader at the Spring Classics after a stint as road captain at IAM. The 32-year-old ...

The Secret Pro: Processing death, race motos, terrorism, extreme weather, and more

What a week for pro cycling. It's with a heavy heart that I weigh in on so many recent tragic events. I actually had an entire column wri...

Commentary: Why Tony Martin racing the cobbled classics changes everything

When three-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin announced last month that, for the first time in his career, he will focus on the c...

Appetite for success: Alexander Kristoff wants more after a superb 2015

It’s a measure of Alexander Kristoff’s ambition that, after a year where he took 20 wins and marked himself out as one of the strongest r...

How Sean Kelly rates Cancellara, Sagan and Martin’s chances for the Spring Classics

Fabian Cancellara is coming back from a year plagued by injury and bad luck but, as the Swiss rider heads into what could well be his fin...

Degenkolb aiming to repeat San Remo and Roubaix successes, Barguil sets out season goal

Heading into the new season as the defending Milan San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion, John Degenkolb has made clear that he is vying to...