Cancellara’s Lieutenant Stijn Devolder Out of Paris-Roubaix

BRUSSELS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Reigning champion Fabian Cancellara's main lieutenant Stijn Devolder has pulled out of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race due to a variety of injuries. Belgian Trek rider Devolder, the 2008 and 2009 Tour of Flanders winner, crashed three times in this year's Flanders race last Sunday before trailing home down in 86th place, almost 10 minutes back from Cancellara, … [Read more...]

Devolder “Too Tired” For Worlds

Belgium's Stijn Devolder said Monday in a local newspapers that he considers himself "too tired", and he will miss the road cycling World Championships in two weeks in Australia where he was participate in the road race and time trial. The Belgian champion will be replaced by Leif Hoste in the road race. His replacement at the individual time trial has yet to be appointed. "I have been … [Read more...]

Devolder Belgian To Win National Road and Time Trial In Same Year

15 August 2010 - Stijn Devolder won Belgium’s National Time-Trial Championship today. On a difficult 45-km circuit around Habay-La-Neuve, the QUICK STEP rider left team Radio Shack rival Sebastien Rosseler 39 seconds behind to claim second place, with Leif Hoste of Omega Pharma-Lotto in third, with a delay of 51 seconds. By claiming today’s title, Devolder became the first Belgian cyclist … [Read more...]

Devolder Belgian Cycling Road Championship

27 June 2010 - Stijn Devolder won his second Belgian Cycling Championship title today, displaying spectacular athleticism and strategy during the last lap of the 240-kilometer Leuven circuit. Today's triumph follows Devolder's 2007 Belgian Championship victory in Ronse. The turning point for Devolder was at around 50 kilometers from the finish line, when a group that included Devolder himself, … [Read more...]

An Emotional Stijn Devolder Defends His Flanders Crown

Belgium's Stijn Devolder won the 261.5km Tour of Flanders spring classic cycle race for the second year in a row here on Sunday. Germany's Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo) finished second, with Belgian Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) third ahead of a big crash in the race's closing stages that saw a number of riders tumble to the tarmac. On a sun-kissed spring day in northern Belgium, the … [Read more...]