Poker Player Greg Van Avermaet Wins Flanders Warm-up

Harelbeke, Belgium, March 24, 2017 (AFP) - Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet continued his hot streak by winning the E3 Harelbeke one-day cobbled classic on Friday in a "poker game". Just over a week away from the first cobbled 'Monument' of the season -- the Tour of Flanders -- the 31-year-old Belgian picked up his second win this year on the cobbles having claimed Omloop Het Nieuwsblad … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Out Of Spring Classics After E3 Crash

Brussels, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - Three-time winner Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland suffered two fractured veterbrae in a crash during the E3 Harelbeke on Friday and will miss the rest of the Spring Classics. The crash, on the cobbles of the first classic of the season, also took down a couple of the other favourites, John Degenkolb and Lars Boon, although they carried on. Three … [Read more...]