In our second Belgian race of the weekend, Mark Cavendish and his Sky train proved too dominant for another surprise winner to take Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Saturday’s Omloop was certainly the more exciting of the two races, but those hoping for a bunch sprint finish with the rainbow jersey in the lead [like Tim, say? – Ed] weren’t disappointed.
Funnily enough, despite what many of you believe, it’s not all about the cobbles. Racing continues apace further south of Belgium for those riders for whom the pavé, the beer and those oh so fattening frites with mayo find no resonance. In fact, we’re somewhat spoilt for choice with three races taking place today (Sunday). In southern Spain there’s the Clasica de Almeria, in southern France it’s time for Les Boucles du Sud Ardeche – Souvenir Francis Delpech, while over in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland there’s the GP di Lugano, making this a weekend with truly something for everyone. Continue reading