Coryn Rivera Sprints To Amazing Victory At Tour of Flanders

AFTER A RELATIVELY QUIET START TO THE DAY WITH NO ATTACKS ABLE TO GO CLEAR, TEAM SUNWEB DECIDED TO ANIMATE THE RACE AND BEGAN TO ENTICE THE ACTION GOING INTO THE FINALE. As the race hit 100km, Team Sunweb’s Rozanne Slik launched an attack that saw her lead solo, taking a lead of 1’30”. After 16km of leading the race and forcing other teams to chase hard, Rozanne rejoined the peloton and … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Finally Wins The Tour of Flanders

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Oudenaarde, Belgium, April 2, 2017 (AFP) - Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert carried his bike over the line above his head as he won the prestigious Tour of Flanders for the first time on Sunday with a remarkable solo breakaway. Gilbert, 34, attacked alone with 55km of the 261km race to go and held on to win as world … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Dedicates His Tour of Flanders Win To Dead Riders

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Oudenaarde, Belgium, April 3, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan won the Tour of Flanders on Sunday and dedicated his victory to Belgian cyclists Antoine Demoitie and Daan Myngheer, who died last week. Sagan timed his attack to perfection, breaking away on the final climb of the 100th edition of the race just over 13km from the end of the grueling … [Read more...]

Sagan Says No Strategy Needed For Tour de Flanders

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bruges, Belgium, April 2, 2016 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan believes tactics will play no part in Sunday's 100th edition of the prestigious Tour of Flanders. The 26-year-old Slovak will start as one of the favourites following his win at Gent-Wevelgem last week, alongside the in-form Fabian Cancellara and champion Alexander Kristoff. But maverick … [Read more...]

UCI Adds Belgian Race To World Tour

GENEVA, Aug 31, 2011 (AFP) - The world's cycling governing body has granted a World Tour license to the Belgian E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke race, until now part of the UCI Europe Tour calendar, it said Wednesday. "The granting of this license recognizes the importance of this race in a region that has a strong cycling tradition," Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union … [Read more...]