Tom Boonen Has Sights On A Paris-Roubaix Return

Brussels, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian sprinter Tom Boonen, injured in a fall at the Paris-Nice race, has returned to training in the slim hope of competing in the Paris-Roubaix classic next month. Marc Coucke, the leading sponsor of Boonen's Etixx-Quick Step team, said the 34-year-old Belgian had a very slim chance of competing in the race on April 12. "Tom Boonen is training … [Read more...]

Geriant Thomas In Drivers Seat Ahead Of Cobbled Classics

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Paris, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Commonwealth Games champion Geraint Thomas will find himself a marked man over the next two weeks as the peloton tackles the Tour of Flanders on Sunday and then Paris-Roubaix a week later. With perennial favourites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara out injured, both Flanders and Roubaix will be considered the most open they have been in years. Over the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Tackle Three Days of De Panne

London, March 31, 2015 - Britain's world and Olympic timetrial champion Bradley Wiggins will ride for Team Sky at the Three Days of De Panne race this week. Wiggins is building up for a tilt at the prestigious Paris-Roubaix Spring Classic in just under two weeks time. He rode Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday but in dreadful conditions with driving rain and gusts of up to 90kph (56mph) he … [Read more...]

MTN-Qhubeka Tour Rookies Get A Classics Invite

Contres, France, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - South African cycling team MTN-Qhubeka were given a fresh boost on Monday when they were handed tickets to three one-day classics in April to warm up for their debut Tour de France in July. As with the Tour, MTN-Qhubeka have been given wild card entries to the Paris-Roubaix on April 12, the Fleche Wallonne April 22 and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Looks Forward To Life After The Road

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By Elodie SOINARD Al Wakra Corniche, Qatar, Feb 9, 2015 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner and world time-trial champion Bradley Wiggins is enjoying his final days as a road racer, as the ongoing Tour of Qatar, serves as a warmup for a final crack at the Paris-Roubaix. The cycling icon, who became the first British rider to win the Tour … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix And Hour Record New Goals For Bradley Wiggins

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 25, 2014 (AFP) - Having finally added the world title to his Olympic timetrial crown from two years ago, Bradley Wiggins has set himself two new targets: winning Paris-Roubaix and setting a new hour record. The 34-year-old Briton beat three-time reigning champion Tony Martin of Germany to the world title in Ponferrada, Spain, on Wednesday, with Dutch … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix Video: Niki Terpstra’S Monumental Ride

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Niki Terpstra won the biggest race of his career — the biggest monument in cycling — on Sunday, April 13th. He won Paris-Roubaix solo after a fantastic team race, including a great effort by Tom Boonen earlier in the race. Watch this video as we take you through all the emotions of that amazing day! … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix – Firsthand From The Riders of Team Tinkoff

For the riders, Paris-Roubaix is a personal experience that leaves a big impression. And just as the race is capable of breaking bones, it's also the race that creates big careers or captures the very moment were a riders peaks. For the riders of Tinkoff-Saxo it's no different. From the start in the fashionable town of Compiegne to the arrival in the working-class city of Roubaix, the race demands … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Takes A Suprise Paris-Roubaix Victory

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN ROUBAIX, France, April 13, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra attacked just over 6km from home to stun a host of favourites and win Paris-Roubaix at the end of 257km of racing on Sunday. The race had seemed set for a sprint finish among 11 riders but Terpstra took advantage of the marking of favourites Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan to … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Unbowed By Tour of Flanders Failure

COMPIEGNE, France, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - Much hyped Slovakian rider Peter Sagan insisted his confidence for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race had not been knocked despite a poor 16th place finish at last week's Tour of Flanders. The 24-year-old Cannondale rider went into last week's cobbled classic as many people's second favourite behind eventual winner Fabian Cancellara, but failed to match … [Read more...]