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Seven talking points from the first half of the Women's WorldTour

  As the pro peloton is enjoying a little down time due to the cancelled Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, it's time for u...

Video: Meet Lotte Kopecky, Belgium's upcoming star

Belgium's Lotte Kopecky (Lotto-Soudal Ladies) got our attention last summer when she got herself some TV time during the women's Olympic ...

Phinney out of Roubaix due to Flanders concussion

Although he was initially hopeful that he would be able to ride Paris-Roubaix, Taylor Phinney and the Cannondale-Drapac team have decided...

The Ardennes, Gila, Yorkshire and more: April is jam-packed with women's cycling events

 There was a full month of racing in April, which started with the famous and notorious Tour of Flanders on April 2. With four Women's Wo...

Special rim-brake S-Works Roubaix framesets shine light on UCI’s opaque commercialization rules

Specialized outfitted Tom Boonen with a custom S-Works Roubaix for his final appearances at the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix, a...

By the numbers: Just how hard is the Tour of Flanders?

The Tour of Flanders is regarded as one of the hardest one-day races in the world; a 260km slog over steep cobbled climbs and narrow farm...

Photo gallery: A Gilbert masterclass at the 2017 Tour of Flanders

When Philippe Gilbert (QuickStep Floors) attacked on the Oude Kwaremont, 55km from the finish of Sunday’s Tour of Flanders, it looked lik...

Beaudin Communique, 2017 Ronde van Vlaanderen: Racing in frames

The man with the tray of Jupiler spilled the beers and the blond girls reached their thin arms out over the road, as if to hold onto the ...

Tour of Flanders tech: Boonen's custom rim-brake Roubaix, cobble-smoothing comfort, and more

The Spring Classics present a challenge for the mechanics of the WorldTour teams and the select few Pro Continental teams that get to rid...

A dream day for Belgium: Gilbert solos to victory at dramatic Tour of Flanders

Belgian national champion Philippe Gilbert lived out a dream scenario for any Belgian cyclist Sunday at the Ronde van Vlaanderen — crossi...

With Flanders win in the bag, Gilbert confirms audacious future goal

Already a winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia, new Tour of Flanders champion Philippe Gilbert is setting his sights very high...

Coryn Rivera becomes first American to win Tour of Flanders in nail biter finale

Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) today made history when she became the first American to ever win the Tour of Flanders. The 14th edition of the wom...

Sagan: The Tour of Flanders will be a Kinder Surprise

One year ago Peter Sagan was in a playful mood in the days before of Paris-Roubaix, shrugging off the favourite tag he had inherited than...

Tom Boonen interview: Ambition still burning as an iconic career nears its end

Whatever happens this weekend and next, Tom Boonen will remain one of the top names in the sport. He knows it. We know it. A four-time wi...

The battle in Belgium: The women's peloton readies for Flanders

With its 101-year history, The Ronde van Vlaanderen – the Tour of Flanders – is a Monument of cycling. It's arguably the biggest cycling ...

Preview: What you need to know about the 2017 Tour of Flanders

It's the second Monument of the year, the biggest bike race in Belgium – if not the biggest sporting event in Belgium -- and one of the h...

Gilbert on his resurgence with QuickStep: ‘I feel good in my skin’

Currently enjoying his best spring campaign for many years, as shown by a stage win and overall victory in this week’s Three Days of De P...

Ghosts of the Peloton: Henri Van Lerberghe, the Death Rider of Lichtervelde

This weekend the best Classics riders in the world take to the cobbled lanes of northern Belgium for one of the biggest one-day races of ...

Brake check: Will anyone ride disc brakes at Flanders or Roubaix?

After all the start-stop-start about disc brakes in the pro peloton, will anyone be riding them at the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix?...

Van Avermaet lukewarm about Flanders route changes; talks Gilbert tensions and Liège

Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will mark the first target for Greg Van Avemaet this season, but that race pales in importance when comp...

'See Tom Go': As Classics season begins, Belgium prepares for Boonen’s farewell bonanza

Spring in Belgium is a particularly special time for cycling fans, but the next hundred days are reserved for the retiring Tom Boonen. Bo...