Kwiatkowski In Everyone’s Sights At Fleche Wallonne Ardennes

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Waremme, Belgium, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski will be a marked man when the 205.5km Fleche Wallonne Ardennes Classic race gets underway on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pole comes into the race off the back of a sensational victory at Sunday's Amstel Gold race. Not since Philippe Gilbert in 2011 has anyone managed to triumph in … [Read more...]

Mean, Lean Philippe Gilbert Eyes Ardennes Three-Peat

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN VALKENBURG, Netherlands, April 21, 2014 (AFP) - A new, leaner Philippe Gilbert stormed to victory at the Amstel Gold Race and then set his sights on a second Ardennes treble. It was his third victory on the 251.8km course that began in Maastricht and ended in Valkenburg on Sunday with a demonstration of Gilbert's strength after he accelerated away from the … [Read more...]

Evans Targets Classics Double In Liege

PARIS, April 24, 2010 - Australia's world champion Cadel Evans will aim to make it two Spring Classics wins in a row when he sets off in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in the Belgian city on Sunday. The head of the American BMC team, runner-up in the Tour de France to Spain's Alberto Contador in 2007 and 2008, produced a tremendous late surge to win the Fleche-Wallonne for the first time on … [Read more...]