Ian Stannard outsuffered BMC’s Greg van Avermaet in an edge-of-your-seat afternoon of racing to break Sky’s classics drought in a soaking wet Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Benat Intxausti won the queen stage and claimed overall victory in the Chinese capital, denying Tony Martin a hat-trick of victories. But the outgoing champion did not give up his crown without a fight as the 2013 WorldTour drew to a close.
The Vuelta a España might be underway but there are other WorldTour events taking place, including the one-day Vattenfall Cyclassics around the beautiful city of Hamburg. Indeed, it’s the only race of its kind at this level in Germany and, like a lot of the Classics-style races, is preceded by a number of amateur events for all age groups and abilities. Continue reading