Joaquim Rodriguez won two stages and took overall victory in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco with a commanding performance on the last stage, seizing the race leader’s jersey from runner-up Sergio Henao. Local boy Jon Izagirre rounded out the podium. Continue reading
No other race on the calender captures my imagination like L’Enfer du Nord. The brutality, the drama, the history, everything fascinates me – I’d swap the hellingen of the Ronde for these pavé secteurs any day of the week. Continue reading
The 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix promises to be as gripping a race as ever. Just as in last week’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, the absence of Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen means it’s completely wide open. The only thing we can be sure of is that the eventual victor will be a man of superhuman strength, deserving of a place alongside the likes of Coppi, Merckx and De Vlaeminck in the showers of the Roubaix velodrome. It’s cycling’s toughest one-day classic. It’s the Hell of the North. It’s Paris-Roubaix.