Frenchman Arnaud Démare (FDJ) outsprinted compatriot Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) to win opening stage of Paris-Nice on Sunday.
Several riders crashed in the Tour of Flanders, including classics legend Tom Boonen — who is a go for Paris-Roubaix.
Greg Van Avermaet, among the top pre-race favorites in Flanders, crashed out of the race Sunday
Arnaud Démare's big win in Sanremo is further proof that French cycling has turned the corner after a couple dark decades.
Eros Capecchi and Matteo Tosatto accuse Arnaud Démare of relying on a tow from his team car to rejoin the Sanremo peloton after a crash
One of the oldest races in Europe, Paris-Tours should be an exciting finale to the European racing calendar on Sunday.
The Giant-Alpecin star has eight Tour de France stage wins but will miss this year's race after an illness
Without perennial favorites Boonen and Cancellara, a new generation of riders is elbowing its way to the top of the Flanders heap
The classics season's first major test is an unpredictable blend of punchy climbs, shorter overall distance, and potentially bad weather.
Joaquin Rojas wins stage 1 to take the first leader's jersey at the Tour of Qatar
Grand tour stage winners, points classification champions, and classics superstars will take on the early-season race in Qatar
The French sprinter says he will most likely ride for another WorldTour team next season
Dutchman rolls out of Doha a winner and Omega Pharma takes four classifications and three stages
Katusha rider dashes to the finish line with 250 meters left to take the victory
As expected, Peter Sagan and Tom Boonen abandon as they prepare for Sunday's Tour of Flanders