The Ronde van Vlaanderen never fails to satisfy cobbled classics fans and today’s 100th edition was no exception. In the end, it was finally a double rainbow with both world champions winning their respective races: Lizzie Armitstead winning in a photo-finish sprint for the line in the women’s edition and Peter Sagan monstering his way to the finish solo, fending off the chase from Fabian Cancellara and Sep Vanmarcke. Continue reading
If cobbles aren’t your thing, why not head to northern Spain and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, one of two WorldTour races held in the Basque country (the other being the Clasica San Sebastian). But there’s more to it than that – the bike-mad Basques have a wealth of cycling talent and more races than you might imagine.