Young team leader Sep Vanmarcke runs out of gas late, Farrar spends rare day in the break
Cancellara, Langeveld suffer fractured collarbones in crashes at De Ronde
George Hincapie talks about the new Flanders finale and his historic career as the BMC Racing squad previews the route for the 2012 Ronde van Vlaanderen
Tech editor Nick Legan offers his first thoughts on Trek's new Domane after a long ride on the Belgian cobbles
BMC's George Hincapie could set a Tour of Flanders record Sunday with his 17th finish
Spartacus says Omega Pharma's depth may be their undoing on the cobbles on Sunday
Part 2 of our excerpt from "The Spring Classics"
Pozzato finds his form just in time; Yorkshire submits bid to host Tour de France start; Cav may miss Scheldeprijs for childbirth; Museeuw talks new Flanders finale
BMC Racing, Lampre have received no official word on indictments in Italy
The story of De Ronde, as told in the VeloPress book
Omega Pharma director says with new finale, there is no chance to get back if a rider is dropped at Flanders
Eddy Merckx indicted on corruption charge; angry fan threatens to tack Flanders course over route changes; Gilbert still loved by oddsmakers; Gesink to return at Amstel Gold
Cancellara says Tom Boonen is the 'five-star favorite' for Flanders; Gilbert admits he is not ready for Flanders; Lizzie Armitstead wins women's Ghent-Wevelgem; Boom out sick
Former Flanders, Roubaix champ is making the right moves when it counts
Slovak third at Ghent-Wevelgem, sets eyes toward De Ronde
BMC Racing captain says San Remo was turning point; calls on RadioShack to share the work
Preliminary startlist for the 2012 men's Tour of Flanders
On paper, Garmin-Cervélo boasts the deepest classics team in the sport. Yet the team came up empty-handed at Milan-San Remo and now Flanders.
When push came to shove — and the racing came down to an onslaught of fierce attacking and counterattacking — Nick Nuyens found himself in contention at the 2011 Tour of Flanders.
Most of this year's Flanders peloton opted to ride straightforward race bikes, mostly using 25mm tubulars.
- 1. Nick Nuyens (B), Saxo Bank-Sunguard, 256.3km in 6:00:42
- 2.Sylvain Chavanel (F), Quick Step, s.t.
- 3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Leopard-Trek, s.t.
- 4. Tom Boonen (B), Quick Step, at 0:02
- 5. Sebastian Langeveld (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:08.
- 6. George Hincapie (USA), BMC, at 0:08
- 7. Björn Leukemans (B), Vacansoleil-DCM, at 0:08
- 8. Staf Scheirlinckx (B), Veranda's Willems-Accent, at 0:08
- 9. Philippe Gilbert (B), Omega Pharma-Lotto, at 0:08
- 10. Geraint Thomas (GB), Sky, at 0:08
Boonen and Cancellara size each other up ahead of Flanders: Each says the pressure is on the other guy
BRUGGE, Belgium (VN) – Fabian Cancellara is the undisputed favorite heading into the Tour of Flanders and the reigning champion. He knows it, two-time winner Tom Boonen knows it, and the oddsmakers around cycling-mad Belgium certainly know it. But as to who has more pressure, Cancellara and Boonen both point to the other guy.
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The cobbled classics are truly a subcategory of their own, reserved for the strongest, grittiest riders of the pro peloton.
MARINA DI CARRARA, Italy (VN) — Fabian Cancellara is confident. But who isn’t? The classics leader for Leopard-Trek will start Tirreno-Adriatico with the stage 1 team time trial on Wednesday. He told reporters Tuesday that he sees no reason that he can’t repeat his double feat of Tour of Flanders/Paris-Roubaix wins from 2010.
Though Mark Cavendish has been relatively quiet so far this season, HTC-Highroad brass is confident that their ace sprinter is poised for a brilliant season.
Roger Hammond is entering perhaps his final year of racing on a beefed up Garmin-Cervelo squad
Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara on on Tuesday dismissed claims that he used a motorised bike when winning this season's Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix classics.
After thinking her days in Holland were over, Neben finds herself back — and actually enjoying the racing this time.
2010 Tour of Flanders, post race video interviews with Cancellara, Hincapie and Farrar
Fabian Cancellara was obviously the strongest man in the Tour of Flanders, and his Specialized Tarmac SL3 was equally up to the task, despite one small technical difficulty.
Grace Verbeke (Lotto) wins the women’s Tour of Flanders.