Spring Classics Usher In A More Competitive Era

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 29, 2014 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans's surprise victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday brought to an end the Spring Classics season but also ushered in a new and exciting era in cycling. Fabian Cancellara may have won the Tour of Flanders and Philippe Gilbert triumphed at the Amstel Gold Race -- in the process both claiming a … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Past Winners From 2009

PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - Winners of the main Spring Classics, due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, over the last five years. Cobbled Classics: Tour of Flanders (April 6) 2013 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2012 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2011 - Nick Nuyens (BEL) 2010 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2009 - Stijn Devolder (BEL) Paris-Roubaix (April 13) … [Read more...]

Spring Classics Set To Explode Into Life In Flanders

A Dusty 2011 Paris-Roubaix

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - Some of the greatest cyclists in the world will begin the battle for the main Spring Classics when the Tour of Flanders gets underway on Sunday. The likes of Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Peter Sagan will be among the favourites in some of the oldest and most prestigious races on the professional cycling calendar. … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Extends Contract With CSC-Saxo Bank For 3 More Years

Double world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland on Friday extended his contract with the CSC-Saxo Bank cycling team by another three years, until 2011. Cancellara, who will begin as the favourite for the penultimate stage time trial of the Tour de France Saturday, has won some of cycling's biggest one-day races with the Danish team run by former Tour winner Bjarne Riis. … [Read more...]