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Dan Martin suffers misfortune with late puncture at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Dan Martin's run of misfortune this season continued today at Liège-Bastogne-Liège when the UAE Team Emirates rider suffered a puncture at a crucial stage of the race. THe 2013 winner was part of a select group with eight kilometres remaining, ahead of the Côte de Saint-Nicolas, when he punctured. It left the Irishman with little time to try and make...

Bob Jungels solos to Liège–Bastogne–Liège victory

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) soloed to victory at Liège–Bastogne–Liège today after attacking over the top of Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, the race’s penultimate hill, with 20 kilometres to go, and holding off a strong chasing group over the iconic Côte de Saint-Nicolas – “The Italian Climb” – and the uphill drag to the finish in the suburb of Ans. “To...

Victor Fastré – The Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner killed in World War One

By Graham Healy In 1909, the Belgian cyclist Victor Fastré took the biggest victory of his career when he won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, despite not being the first rider across the line. He had been second fastest in the eight-man sprint but was awarded the victory when the original winner was disqualified. Fastré was just 18 years and 362 days old when...

“This is a race I’ve always dreamed of winning” – Vincenzo Nibali on Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) is looking to add to his Monument wins tomorrow at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and his team are sending a strong line-up to help support the Italian in his bid. Lining up alongside Nibali are the Izagirre brothers - Ion and Gorka, Giovanni Visconti, Domenico Pozzovivo, Franco Pellizotti and Enrico Gasparotto. The route for the fourth of the five Monuments...

Guillaume Martin looking to be with the favourites at Liège-Bastogne-Liège finale

Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) has struggled with illness in recent days but feels that he is capable of a good result at Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1.WT). The Frenchman struglled with stomach problems during Flèche Wallonne but felt better during a recon ride yesterday. Martin has ridden well in the Ardennes perevisoly, winning the Under-23 version of La Doyenne in 2015. Wanty-Groupe...

Bernard Hinault and his epic win in the 1980 Liège-Bastogne-Liège (VIDEO)

In 1980, Bernard Hinault won what turned out to be an incredible edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. That year, snow fell right from the start, leading commentators to call it ‘Neige-Bastogne-Neige’ (Snow-Bastogne-Snow’) and after one hour of racing, more than half of all starters had already abandoned the race. After 70 kilometres of racing, only sixty survivors were left. Hinault himself even...

Alaphilippe and Gilbert to lead Quick-Step Floors at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Julian Alaphilippe and former winner Philippe Gilbert will headline the Quick-Step Floors squad for the 104th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The classics season will come to a conclusion at Liège which is the oldest Monument of the calendar, and whose history runs all the way back to 1892. This year's race is 258 kilometres long and includes eleven classified...

Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) is the latest big name confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. In addition to his Rio 2016 success, Van Avermaet has also won two Tour de France stages and the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, amongst numerous other big wins. It will be the first time the 32-year-old Belgian has competed in...

Dan Martin caught behind crash at Flèche Wallonne

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) was hit by some bad luck at Flèche Wallonne (1. UWT) yesterday when he was caught behind a crash on the penultimate ascent of the Mur de Huy. However, he didn't actually crash himself and said afterwards that he is in top condition for Sunday's Liège - Bastogne - Liège. The Irishman, who has finished...

Julian Alaphilippe powers to Flèche Wallonne victory

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) became the first Frenchman in over two decades to take victory at Flèche Wallonne victory in what was the biggest win of his career. Alaphilippe jumped clear from a stretched out peloton with 150 metres to go and left everyone else trailing on the double-digit gradients of the Mur de Huy, the iconic climb of...

Flèche Wallonne spectators push limo up the Mur de Huy (VIDEO)

La Flèche Wallonne took place today and both the men's and women's races included multiple ascents of the iconic Mur de Huy. The 1300m-long climb has been included in the race since 1983 and it averages 9.6% but ramps up to 26% in some sections. It wasn't only the cyclists who struggled up the slopes today though, as a video posted...

2018 La Flèche Wallonne Féminine Start List

BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM 1 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna Netherlands 3 CANUEL Karol-Ann Canada 4 GUARNIER Megan United States 5 PLICHTA Anna Poland 6 VAN DEN BOS Jip Netherlands 8 SCHNEIDER Skylar United States CANYON-SRAM RACING 11 NIEWIADOMA...

Mark Cavendish to return to racing at the Tour de Yorkshire

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has confirmed that Mark Cavendish will make his return to racing at the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire (3-6 May). Cavendish has not raced since a major crash in the final stages of Milan-Sanremo in March, the results of which saw him break a rib and sustain an ankle injury. That incident saw the Manxman...

Looking back at Dan Martin’s best results at La Flèche Wallonne (VIDEO)

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) has come very close to winning the Belgian classic La Flèche Wallonne on a number of occasions, having finished second in both 2014 and 2017. In addition, he has also finished in third place (2016), fourth (2013) and sixth (2012). The Irishman lines up again tomorrow as one of the favourites, and one of the...

Behind the scenes at Amstel Gold Race with Team LottoNL-Jumbo (VIDEO)

Amstel Gold Race is one of the most important races of the year for Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo and the video below goes behind the scenes as the team prepares for the WorldTour race. It includes interviews with riders Bram Tankink and Bert-Jan Lindeman and also a number of support staff. Tankink made it into the break of the day...

Enrico Gasparotto happy with podium finish at Amstel Gold

Former winner Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team) expressed his satisfaction with his result at the end of Amstel Gold Race (1.UWT) yesterday. The Italian finished in third place behind the winner, Dane Michael Valgren (Astana Pro Team) and the Czech rider Roman Kreuziger (Mitchelton-Scott). Valgren had attacked after the final climb of the Bemelerberg with five kilometres remaining...

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The Col Collective on the Col de la Madone (VIDEO)

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