It was a bright, sunny day for a Good Friday E3 Harelbeke and the race kept us guessing until the last hundred metres. In the end, it was a duel between the world champions: last year’s world champion Michal Kwiatkowski and current rainbow jersey wearer Peter Sagan, with KwiatKrush leaving the Slovakian almost at a standstill 250m from the finish to take a solo win. Sky teammate Ian Stannard completes the podium.
Here at VeloVoices, we freely admit we don’t have enough knowledge or television coverage to write about women’s cycling with authority. However, Alberto Celani, an Italian journalist, former press officer for Astana Be Pink and economics advisor to the UCI Women’s Cycling Working Group, has kindly offered to help us out. Here is his interview with Orica-AIS’s Annemiek van Vleuten. Continue reading
Forget the Easter eggs this weekend and treat the cyclist in your life to a copy of Greig Leach’s latest book Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Each of the races at last year’s Worlds has its own dedicated chapter, including a map of the race route plus a complete list of every participant. The event took place on Greig’s home turf, on roads he regularly rides, so each picture is annotated with his personal recollections. Continue reading