Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel may find themselves with targets on their backs this spring, just as Peter Sagan was during his prime.
Boring or breathtaking? No race provokes wider reactions than Milano-Sanremo. Here's our rating of the 2021 edition.
Caleb Ewan's climbing surprise, Wout van Aert's losing gamble, and much more from the playmakers of Sanremo.
Caleb Ewan sprints to second place, with Wout van Aert third after Jasper Stuyven bold attack off the base of the Poggio.
VN news ticker: USA Cycling 2021 ’cross nationals, former Team Sky doctor Freeman stripped of license, Wout van Aert poised for Milano-Sanremo repeat
Here's what's making headlines on Thursday, March 18.
Mathieu van der Poel has been rewriting the script all season long — will he dare to try to attack on the Cipressa?
Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix are the major goals this spring for Wout van Aert as he races Saturday at Milano-Sanremo as defending champion.
Johan Museeuw offers his take on the differences between when he was racing and how riders in today's peloton perform.
Van Aert confident in his chances against archrival Mathieu van der Poel for opening monument of the season.
Three-time world champion vows to return to top level to take on challenges from Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel.
Tadej Pogačar seals overall win of the ‘Race of Two Seas’ with a fourth-place finish on the final stage.
Van Aert is over one minute back on Tadej Pogačar but has ticked one more box in growing list of ambitions.
Tadej Pogačar attacks van Aert with 17 kilometers remaining to extend GC lead.
Here's what van Aert, Pogačar, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates said after Saturday's mountaintop finish.
Van der Poel, van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe all have one stage victory at Tirreno-Adriatico in fight for early bragging rights.
Mathieu van der Poel sprinted past Wout van Aert to win stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico to net his third road victory of 2021.
Julian Alaphilippe, Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar and Greg Van Avermaet shed light on the thrilling stage 2 finale at Tirreno-Adriatico.
The world champion reverses Strade Bianche's finishing order and wins for the first time in 2021.
Wout van Aert held off Caleb Ewan and Fernando Gaviria to win the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico.
Will van der Poel continue to crush the field? And will SD Worx dominate the spring? We consider all things classics.
Veteran Belgian keen to take it to new generation of classics stars as he enters pivotal season to finish off his 'monument sweep.'
With arguably the deepest start list of the 2021 season, this week's 'Race of the Two Seas' will deliver cycling's version of 'bella vita.'
Dutch superstar set to dominate the spring classics following his emphatic victory on the white roads of Tuscany.
Mathieu van der Poel and SD Worx were dominant at Strade Bianche, but they won't always have it their way.
Tour de France winners and world champions could not answer Dutch superstar's late race-winning attacks.
Defending champion misses final split to finish fourth in Siena.
Will it be Wout vs Mathieu? And Annemiek vs Anna? Or will some dark horse ride away with the spoils? Surprises are in the forecast for the white roads of Tuscany.
The elite men's peloton is bubbling over with talent and ambition that will spill across the 2021 spring classics campaign.
Jumbo-Visma star races for the first time in 2021 in much anticipated duel with Mathieu van der Poel and world champion Julian Alaphilippe over white roads of Tuscany.
Rivalries, ambition, luck and team strength will play out across one of cycling's most spectacular routes at Strade Bianche.
Slovenian star adding one-day races to ambitious goals in 2021 with scheduled debuts at Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne.
Jumbo-Visma confident Van Aert will be ‘ready to race’ despite skipping Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in order to spend more time at altitude before classics campaign.
Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal believes Wout van Aert vs. Mathieu van der Poel among the greatest rivalries in pro sports.
Riders agree that Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert have enormous influences on the classics — no matter if they're present or not.
Patrick Lefevere not changing tactics in face of rising challenge from Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel
Deceuninck-Quick-Step vows to 'isolate' the budding classics stars in bid to take them down.
VN news ticker: Team Novo Nordisk Development gets UCI Continental status, Crusher in Tushar lottery open
Here's the news making headlines for Monday, March 1.
From van der Poel's two-hour attack to SD Worx's daylong stranglehold, the 'opening weekend' shone a light on the classics season to come.
Officials are optimistic the Italian monument will be contested on its traditional March date.
Here's the news making headlines for Tuesday, February 16.
Wout van Aert will skip Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne to prepare for 2021. Van Aert has huge ambitions for the season.
Ineos Grenadiers also hopes Tom Dumoulin returns to racing: 'Hopefully he’ll come back better and stronger.'
Racers will tackle the iconic white roads, with the familiar leg-busting finale, in early March.
Greg Van Avermaet says dynamic duo 'are the main players now' in the spring classics.
Clashes with Van Aert set to continue as Dutch cyclocross master begins inevitable pivot toward road racing.
If you had money to burn and could sign either one, who would it be? We ask our billionaire wanna-be's.
Triple world champion rolls back the years with resolute ride into 18th at Ostende.
Wout van Aert settles for second after being unable to overcome a front puncture.
Van Aert chooses to play underdog ahead of cyclocross world championship clash despite history of success on similar courses.
How fans in the U.S. and Canada can watch this weekend's 2021 UCI cyclocross world championships in Ostende, Belgium.
This weekend's cyclocross world championships will add fresh vigor to the duo's long rivalry ahead of cobblestone clashes in April.
Defending champion has scouted the worlds' course and says he's not concerned by Wout van Aert's strong record on beachy circuits.
Here's a full preview of this weekend's racing, from the curveball sandy course to the American challengers and a broadcaster guide.
Australian veteran will be racing the 'cross worlds Sunday with long view on the classics: 'For the classics, cyclocross is the best preparation. You see that with Mathieu and Wout.'
Outbreak of new variant of COVID-19 in host city puts this weekend's worlds at risk of closure.
Wout van Aert and Lucinda Brand wrap up World Cup overall with world championships approaching next weekend.
Team reveals Tom Dumoulin had been receiving professional help last year, backs Dutchman in mutual decision to take a career break.
Two world champions take victories in first of a pair of warm-up races ahead of the 2021 world championships next weekend.
Our take on how Jumbo-Visma fended off Ineos Grenadiers to secure Wout Van Aert's contract extension.
George Bennett to lead at Giro d'Italia, while Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin, Steven Kruijswijk return to Tour de France, with Sepp Kuss and Wout van Aert as wingmen.
Belgian superstar extends contract with Dutch team, putting an end to speculation he may move to Ineos Grenadiers.
'Cross racing returns with low-key race that Alvarado and van der Poel both sat out.
Frenchman throwing full focus into classics campaign before contemplating Tour de France, Olympics and worlds.
With two individual time trials back in the mix, how much of a factor will they be in the 2021 Tour de France?
Van Aert dedicates victory to wife and six-day-old son as he takes fourth national title.
Wout van Aert is under contract with Jumbo-Visma until the end of 2021 and the team is said to be close to negotiating a contract extension.
There was A LOT of cyclocross racing through the holidays, and the world championships are now just three races away. Here's what we learned from the festive 'cross calendar.
Van der Poel unstoppable after going solo from second lap, Betsema betters Lucinda Brand and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado.
Team Jumbo-Visma switched from Bianchi to Cervélo bikes on January 1 – except there is no CX machine ready for racing.
Alpecin-Fenix doubles up at X20 Trofee Baal.
Tadej Pogačar or Primož Roglič? Anna van der Breggen or Annemiek van Vleuten? Wout or Mathieu? On today's podcast we debate the top performers of 2020.
Belgian supremo increasing his focus on road racing despite years-long cyclocross rivalry with Mathieu van der Poel.
Organizers defend their decision to push on with the waterlogged Dendermonde race that saw some riders thriving and some just surviving.
Racing played out on a stormswept course with axle-deep mud and standing water that left riders sinking knee-deep into swampy grass.