Paris-Roubaix review: Hayman delivers a Velodrome haymaker

37-year-old veteran Mathew Hayman recorded the most important victory of his entire career in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix, spectacularly out-sprinting a stellar group containing pre-race favourite Tom Boonen in the famous velodrome. The Belgian came across the line in second place, while Ian Stannard completed the podium. Fabian Cancellara bade a sad farewell to his favourite race, with his hopes dashed by an unfortunate crash. Continue reading

Tour of Flanders review: Ronde Rainbows all round

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 VanmarckeContinue reading

Gent-Wevelgem review: Sagan victory overshadowed by tragic crash

At the time of writing, Antoine Demoitié of Team Wanty-Gobert was in very serious condition in hospital after a crash in today’s Gent-Wevelgem. The details of the crash are sketchy but reports say that Demoitié crashed and then was hit by a moto. All our thoughts and hopes are with him and his family. I honestly hope that if I update this paragraph later, it’s to say that he is out of danger.
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