It’s a wide open Ronde without three-time winner Tom Boonen and defending champion Fabian Cancellara and the excitement is building. Considering the surprises and drama of racing in Belgium this year (we’re already tipping Omloop and Gent-Wevelgem as two of the best races of the season), can the Tour of Flanders live up to expectations?
Making its first return since 2010, the Wall of Aia awaits the peloton on this year’s penultimate stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The one kilometre 14.4% average incline will be ascended thrice in the last 20km of the race. Here the riders tackle one of its 25% ramps – rather them than me.