Cancellara makes the history at Tour of Flanders 2014

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) won the Tour of Flanders 2014 (Ronde van Vlaanderen) spectacularly. This is his third (second consecutive) Tour of Flanders victory – so he joined the “Lions of Flanders” who won this monumental classic three times in history.

Jean Metzinger’s “At the Cycle-Race Track (Au Vélodrome)”, 1912

“Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting by the French painter Jean Metzinger. According to the art historian Erasmus Weddigen, it illustrates the final meters of the Paris-Roubaix monumental classic and portrays its 1912 winner Charles Crupelandt (1886-1955). The painting was acquired by Peggy Guggenheim in 1945 …

Daniel Martin wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp), the nephew of former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche won the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013 edition, outsprinting Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodríguez. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) won the sprint in the small chasing group and took third place.

Peter Sagan wins the Brabantse Pijl 2013

Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) won the Flanders classic Brabantse Pijl 2013 (see notes 1) edition. Current UCI World Champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) finished in second, and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) completed the podium.

Peter Sagan gives flowers to Maja Leye

Peter Sagan, young Slovak rider of Italian team Cannondale, has not been seen since his video apology to podium girl Maja Leye after his behavior on the Tour of Flanders podium. The two were expected to meet at the Brabantse Pijl race today because Maja works for race organizer Flanders Classics. Sagan gave flowers to …

Trouée d’Arenberg (Arenberg Forest)

The Trouée d’Arenberg, also know as Tranchée d’Arenberg, (Trench of Arenberg), Trouee de Wallers Arenberg, is a straight cobbled road passing through the Arenberg Forest in northern France, and highly considered as the most dangerous and toughest part of the Paris-Roubaix.

Paris-Roubaix 2013 Route and Cobbled Sectors with Ratings

Paris-Roubaix organizer ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) has officially announced the ratings of 27 cobbled sectors in the 2013 edition of the race. This year the route is 254.5 km in total, and the peloton will have to ride on the cobbles a total of 52.6 km. Here are the Paris-Roubaix 2013 Route and Cobbled Sectors …