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In and , the weather was so bad that the race was cancelled. Take last year for example: The race began under grey, cloudy skies, but a cold rain began falling steadily with about two hours left to race. But the weather can change quickly in Belgium, and showers are expected Sunday.
Sky’s Ian Stannard pipped BMC man Greg Van Avermaet to win Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this past Logghe/Associated Press. Ian Stannard’s win.
It is working on ending that drought February 25 and Andrei Tchmil gave the team a Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne win 17 years ago, in He won the big one, the Tour of Flanders, later that spring. He sent his troops out to prepare for the races last weekend. It has been 10 months since we raced on these roads and during such training you see things that could be important in the race.
Last weekend, the team in retro red kits trained on the parcours of the two opening classics and E3 Harelbeke, which runs later, March 24, around Harelbeke. Tchmil again was the last Lotto cyclist to win E3 Harelbeke 16 years ago, in Most of the spring classics run in the small Flanders region in northern Belgium. Their routes share many of the same roads in the small, wind-swept patch of cobbled sectors and climbs. Belgians like Benoot, Frison, and Roelandts know the roads better than the royal family.
A refresher never hurts, especially for foreigners like Moreno Hofland. Such rides are also perfect to test the tubes and tire pressure. For years, Lotto spent its budget on the grand tours. As a result, the team lagged behind in the classics.
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The Belgian had said his status in the team had “increased enormously” when he turned down advances from other teams to extend his contract with Bahrain McLaren earlier this month. However, he has been overlooked for the Tour in a team that is built around Mikel Landa but also sees support for sprinter Sonny Colbrelli, who was preferred to Mark Cavendish. I appreciate that he called me personally to share the news. He also finds it very annoying himself,” Teuns told Het Nieuwsblad.
The fact that I had problems with my back apparently did not contribute to the decision. I am of course very disappointed.
Besides the Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem, the Scheldeprijs and De Brabantse Pijl also received a new date. Van Avermaet wins DeRonde Page 1 from 20 Flanders Classics now organises six WorldTour races, including Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Gent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of.
The Classics are cycling’s biggest one day races, and for the most part take place in Northern Europe in the spring. Known by a number of names — the Spring Classics, the Cobbled Classics, the Northern Classics or simply the Classics — for many fans and riders alike these races are the best time of the year, in cycling and in life. However, is shaping up to be like no other year in recent history. Additionally, while some of the semi-Classics have been rescheduled for new dates in this shortened UCI calendar, many like E3-Harelbeke and Ronde van Drenthe have been cancelled for There is often debate over what should and shouldn’t be counted as a Classic, but for the purposes of this guide we are including everything from the five Monuments down to the semi-Classics.
Pretty much anything that brings the Classics-specialists to the fore or those races ridden in the lead-up to the headline events falls under our Classics umbrella. That’s not to say every race on the calendar will get more than a passing mention – sorry Le Samyn. The Spring Classics are often more entertaining than any given day of a Grand Tour or other stage race as big teams can’t kill off the excitement or viewing pleasure with metronomic control and nor can those with ambitions on the win sit back, limit their losses and make up for it the following day.
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Omloop Het Nieuwsbla Until the previous week, when he won a stage of the Volta ao Algarve, Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Zdenek Stybar hadn’t won a race since he took the national title at the Czech road race championships in June Winning the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was the second of a run of three wins in early for the year-old, culminating with victory at the E3 BinckBank Classic at the end of March. Add to Chrome. Sign in.
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Footage of the rider’s feat was consigned to showings of half hour highlights the following day on the sports channels of his team’s sponsor not a slight on them specifically, that was better than nothing. Mentions elsewhere—outside of cycling circles at least—were at a minimum. Firstly, played out on a first day of spring that still thought it was winter, it was a heck of a race. With around 15km to go, the muddy pair of Sky’s Stannard and BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet broke free from a leading pack that had negotiated the Belgian race’s climbs and cobbles in thrilling fashion.
Secondly, the victory might prove to be a turning point for a Sky team who have been unable to translate their success in stage races to wins in the one-day Classics and Monuments of the spring. Sky have won at Omloop previously, back in February when Juan Antonio Flecha took a career best first. Tremendous as an achievement as that was for the Spaniard, it did not prove to be the expected springboard for the British team.
Top finishes have not been entirely absent. Flecha achieved three straight in Paris-Roubaix between and Matthew Hayman joining him there in the latter two. More recently, Stannard finished sixth in last year’s brutal Milan-San Remo. While soon after, Sergio Henao earned a commendable second place in La Fleche Wallonne after a late surge on its concluding climb video below. Different reasons have been mooted for Sky’s inability to come out on top beyond Omloop Het Nieuwsblad at least.
In the June issue of Pro Cycling magazine , Classics specialist Fabian Cancellara suggested a shortage of racing in their preparation was to blame. He also raised another idea.
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When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Wout van Aert in Gent ahead of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad without question, the biggest victory of his career to date.
It is the opening event of the Belgian cycling season, as well as the first race of the year in Northwestern Europe, and holds significant prestige because of it. The race starts in Ghent , Flanders and finishes in Ninove , Flanders. Due to its early calendar date, it is characterized by often cold weather, coming as a contrast to the early-season stage races in the Middle East and Southern Europe.
Since , a women’s edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is held on the same day as the men’s race, also starting in Ghent and finishing in Ninove, approximately kilometres in distance. Annemiek van Vleuten won the edition. First held in , the race was called Omloop van Vlaanderen “Circuit of Flanders”. Het Volk , of left-leaning publication, wanted to start a new cycling event in Flanders as a rival race to what it saw as the Tour of Flanders’ closeness to the Nazis during World War II.
The Belgian cycling federation demanded Het Volk to change the name of the event, prompting Het Volk to serve as title sponsor of their own race. Due to its early-season calendar date, the race has occasionally been affected by cold and wintry conditions. The race was postponed due to snow and run three weeks later.
In and organizers were forced to cancel the race, as snow and freezing temperatures had made the route too dangerous and riders’ safety could not be guaranteed. Unrelated to the weather, the race was cancelled following a disagreement between the organizers and cycling’s ruling body UCI.
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Athletics News. Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet edged a three-man sprint to claim a second consecutive victory in the Het Nieuwsblad, which marks the start of the Spring Classics. For the second year in a row, the Belgian rider was faster than world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia at the finish line on Saturday. Another Belgian, Sep Vanmarcke, who took the initiative in the final sprint about meters out, completed the podium. Last year, my season started here with a big victory and now it’s the same this year,” Van Avermaet said.
No contract. The gruelling race, which features cobbled sections and punishing short climbs, was marred by a big pile-up around 62km from the finish. Two pre-race favorites, veteran Tom Boonen and Alexander Kristoff, fell on the narrow cobbled section. Both were able to resume racing but could not compete for the win, and Boonen ultimately abandoned because of pain in his knee.
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The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the traditional start of the cycling season. This race is steeped in tradition and it recreates the route of the Tour of Flanders with the Muur van Geraardsbergen before the finish in Ninove. The Belgian spring classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne takes place the day after the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad so Sunday 28th February, which gives you watching pro cycling 2 days in a row.
Zdenek Stybar won the opening race of the Belgian cycling series and the start race of the classics season.
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The Classics season is almost under way, with ‘Opening Weekend’ kicking off the action. Next up is Le Samyn , which follows on Tuesday. Once again, Cyclingnews will be bringing you reports, interviews, results and news throughout the Classics, starting with Saturday’s race. The big openers for the spring Classics season, almost every big-name Classics rider will converge on Belgium this weekend for Omloop and Kuurne. Alpecin-Fenix phenomenon Mathieu van der Poel might be out with flu, but his ‘cross rival Wout van Aert Jumbo-Visma makes his road debut.
The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad course is largely unchanged from the edition, with 13 bergs lying on the road from Gent to Ninove, seven of them cobbled. Six further cobbled sectors only add to the difficulty of the km-long race. Follow Cyclingnews on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram for alerts on important stories and action during the race. The Spring Classics are being aired live across Europe via Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player, with British Eurosport showing almost every race live.
In North America, both Fubo.