After 270km of racing, a podium of surprises brought a close to the Tour of Flanders 2019. EF-Too-Many-Words’ Alberto Bettiol took the Classics world by storm, soloing to his first ever professional victory. Deceuninck-Quickstep’s 24-year-old Kasper Asgreen, a late addition to the squad, snuck away to claim second while Alexander Kristoff brought home the group of favourites to claim third.
This year, our newest VeloVoice Luke has corralled his band of cycling misfits to take the reins for this year’s kit gift guide. From tried-and-true pieces of kit that may be plain but will last you 1,000 rides to those fabulous dashes of colour and pattern that are essential for a little extra panache on your club ride. And there are items you can put on that wishlist that you leave lying around for your partner to find.
Lily Williams is probably not a name you are familiar with. She has yet to win a national championship, or break world records like Coryn Rivera and Chloe Dygert. When the US Cyclocross Nationals dismount onto Louisville, Kentucky this winter, the crowds likely won’t cheer her name as profoundly as they will the names of Katie Compton and Katie Keough.