Alaphilippe: Mathieu van der Poel is a phenomenon

Everyone is talking about Mathieu van der Poel, and Julian Alaphilippe is the latest to praise the young Dutchman, describing him as "a phenomenon".  Alaphilippe has been the outstanding rider this season with eight victories, including Milan-San Remo, but Van der Poel, the 24-year-old cyclo-cross world champion, has stormed onto the road in his first … Continue reading Alaphilippe: Mathieu van der Poel is a phenomenon

'A big loss' – Eddy Merckx pays tribute to Patrick Sercu

Eddy Merckx has paid tribute to his old six-day partner, Patrick Sercu, who died on Friday, describing him as "a fantastic guy and a good man".  Merckx and Sercu formed a legendary partnership on the track, winning 15 six-day events together.  Sercu's death was announced by his son, Christophe, on Friday, who explained that his … Continue reading 'A big loss' – Eddy Merckx pays tribute to Patrick Sercu

Dan Martin skips Amstel to focus on Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Dan Martin will skip Amstel Gold Race on Sunday before returning to lead the line for UAE Team Emirates at La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.  Martin, a former winner of Liège and a multiple podium finisher at Flèche, has never fared quite so well at Amstel. In seven participations, he has finished the race just … Continue reading Dan Martin skips Amstel to focus on Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Deceuninck-QuickStep take flush hand into Amstel Gold Race

Deceuninck-QuickStep will once again head into a weekend Classic with a stacked hand on Sunday at Amstel Gold Race, where the Belgian team will ride in support of Julian Alaphilippe and four-time winner Philippe Gilbert in search of the team's 10th one-day race win this year. Alaphilippe has had a phenomenal season so far with … Continue reading Deceuninck-QuickStep take flush hand into Amstel Gold Race