Niki Terpstra

Communication breakdown: The full story behind Niki Terpstra’s mystery crash at Paris-Roubaix

Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure last weekend at Paris-Roubaix while riding in support of team leader Tom Boonen. In an episode that recalled George Hincapie’s broken steerer tube on the Mons-en-Pévèle secteur in 2006, Terpstra’s steerer tube broke unexpectedly on the Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon sector, sending the 2014 Roubaix champion tumbling to …

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After taking himself out of two classics in a row, Sagan’s spring campaign hinges on Paris-Roubaix

One moment, Peter Sagan was in good position, looking strong, and headed for the podium — or more. The next, through his own actions, he’d removed himself from the equation. This was the scenario at the Tour of Flanders last weekend, when Sagan skirted the cobblestones on the Oude Kwaremont, instead of riding the soft shoulder …

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Van Avermaet wins a thrilling, tactical Gent-Wevelgem

First, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on February 25. Then E3 Harelbeke, on Friday. And on Sunday, Gent-Wevelgem. By out-sprinting Jens Keukeleire (Orica-Scott), Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing has now won three Belgian classics this spring — only the second rider to win all three in the same season — and heads into next Sunday’s Ronde van …

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Your Monday Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Boasson Hagen picks up final stage; Ruffoni wins GP Bruno Beghelli; Hosking takes women’s inaugural Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli; Tuft and Durbridge grab third Duo Normand victory; Chaves wins Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini takes second consecutive Giro dell’Emilia Donne; Van Aert, Compton solo to …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Van Rensburg wins Le Tour de Langkawi as Guardini clocks up fourth stage win; Terpstra wins Le Samyn with impressive solo attack; Original motor whistleblowers speak out; Alberto Contador says he and Tinkoff Team will aim for victory in Paris-Nice; Strava account apparently owned by Chris Froome deleted hours after …

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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 cobblestone classics this season, the entire pro peloton took notice. Why? Because Martin’s participation tipped the scales in favor of an Etixx-QuickStep domination, from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which kicks off the classics season …

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Tour of Qatar official: Etixx-QuickStep absent due to disciplinary issues

The Belgian Etixx-QuickStep team is not racing at this year’s Tour of Qatar due to a perceived “lack of respect” at previous editions, Qatar Cycling Federation president Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Thani said at a press conference in Doha on Sunday. As reported by several news agencies, event organizers felt Etixx had caused problems on …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Danny van Poppel wins final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Terpstra wins overall; UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals; Tejay van Garderen to race the Vuelta a Espana; Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top; Live on-bike camera …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff dashes to victory in crash-marred Scheldeprijs; Joaquim Rodriguez claims stage 3 of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco; Anna van der Breggen takes out Energiewacht Tour prologue; Anthony Roux and Adriano Malori take the spoils on day two of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; Policeman …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff steps up to a new level with Tour of Flanders win; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Tour of Flanders; Caleb Ewan wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Neutral service vehicles involved in two crashes at the Tour of Flanders; Van Avermaet accepts his …

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