Author: CyclingTE

While the dying embers of the first race of the 2024 classics season still glow, and before I hit publish on the usual tech gallery and other such pieces from what is always a hectic weekend, I thought I’d bring you the first of what seems like many winning Visma-Lease a Bike bikes. On a grey, but mercifully dry Belgian day, Jan Tratnik beat the rest of the pack at Omloop Het Niewsblad, on a bike that is genuinely rather… normal. genuine classics bikes are fewer and farther between, and Tratnik’s bike, besides the spit and mud, is more or less…

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Arnaud De Lie had to settle for 10th place at the end of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but the Lotto-Dstny rider will draw encouragement for the remainder of the Spring from his display against the collective might of Visma-Lease A Bike.Although Jan Tratnik ultimately claimed victory in Meerbeke, the race didn’t run entirely according to Visma-Lease A Bike’s plan, and De Lie reckoned that he and Toms Skuijsn (Lidl-Trek) had been the strongest in the key six-man move that formed inside the final 50km.As expected, Wout van Aert’s squad seized control of the race early, splitting the peloton with 130km still…

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Itamar Einhorn (Israel-Premier Tech) secured another win at the Tour du Rwanda, this time on stage 7 into Kayonza. Einhorn was part of a breakaway and was the fastest to the finish line, beating runner-up Lorenz van de Wynkele (Lotto Dstny Development), while Gal Glivar (UAE Team Emirates Gen Z) finished two seconds back in third place.“The plan was not to be in the breakaway; it was to control the race, and we did it. We closed a lot of attacks,”  Einhorn said.“In the end, the attack that went, I just sat on them, trying to bring them back, as…

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Image 1 of 9Jonas Vingegaard launches his winning move(Image credit: Getty Images)Visma-Lease A Bike had strength in depth on stage 3 of O Gran Camiño(Image credit: Getty Images)The escapees scan the horizon for sight of the chasing peloton(Image credit: Getty Images)Pablo Castrillo (Kern Pharma) attacked from the break and he would be joined by the rampant Vingegaard in the finale.(Image credit: Getty Images)Rigoberto Uran (EF Education-EasyPost)(Image credit: Getty Images)Andrea Piccolo (EF Education-EasyPost) leads the break(Image credit: Getty Images)Visma-Lease A Bike control affairs for Jonas Vingegaard(Image credit: Getty Images)Jonas Vingegaard celebrates victory(Image credit: Getty Images)Vingegaard has been in a league of…

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Marianne Vos (Visma-Lease a Bike) won the women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, outsprinting Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx-Protime) in the sprint of a group of four, with Lidl-Trek’s Elisa Longo Borghini and Shirin van Anrooij in third and fourth.In her first-ever participation, the 36-year-old veteran closely followed Kopecky when the world champion attacked on the Muur van Geraardsbergen, closing the gap to solo frontrunner Longo Borghini over the climb with Van Anrooij.Kopecky tried to shake off her companions on the Bosberg, but Vos was very attentive and was right on her wheel. Van Anrooij and Longo Borghini returned after the climb…

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Image 1 of 4 Juan Ayuso celebrates at finish line as race winner ahead of Romain Gregoire during the 4th Faun-Ardeche Classic 2024(Image credit: Getty Images)Faun-Ardeche Classics breakaway Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek), Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ) and Felix Gall (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team).(Image credit: Getty Images)Faun-Ardeche Classics breakaway Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek), Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ) and Felix Gall (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team).(Image credit: Getty Images)Faun-Ardeche Classics breakaway Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek), Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ) and Felix Gall (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team).(Image credit: Getty Images)Juan Ayuso (UAE…

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Image 1 of 23Jan Tratnik celebrates with the victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024(Image credit: Getty Images)Frank Van Den Broek and Lars Boven compete in the breakaway during the 79th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)Edoardo Affini and Wout Van Aert of Team Visma-Lease A Bike compete in the breakaway during the 79th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024(Image credit: Getty Images)Samuele Battistella competes in the breakaway during the 79th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)Dusan Rajovic and Sven Erik Bystrom compete during the 79th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)Stefan Kung and Lewis Askey compete…

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Almost a year on from her famous breakaway victory in northern France, Paris-Roubaix Femmes champion Alison Jackson makes her return to the cobbles this Opening Weekend and the Belgian season opener Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.The Canadian champion scored the win of a career last April after spending 116km of the 145km race off the front and sprinting home on the Roubaix velodrome.After taking her national road race title in June she hits the cobbled climbs – including the Muur van Geraardsbergen – on Saturday leading her new EF Education-Cannondale team into the 2024 spring Classics.Speaking to Cyclingnews at the ‘t Kuipke…

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Image 1 of 5Tim Merlier wins stage 6 of the UAE Tour.(Image credit: Getty Images)Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) in the red jersey of race leader(Image credit: Getty Images)Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) before the start of stage 6.(Image credit: Getty Images)Tim Merlier after his third win of the week.(Image credit: Getty Images)Tim Merlier has been the dominant sprinter in the UAE.(Image credit: Getty Images)Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep) continued his rich run of winning form by notching up his third victory of the UAE Tour on stage 6 to Abu Dhabi.The Belgian’s well-timed effort saw him beat Arvid de Kleijn (Tudor)…

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Refresh 2024-02-24T12:21:10.098Z Welcome to the cobbles! 127km of racing awaits the women’s peloton in just under an hour’s time. While there has already been plenty of racing this season, for many, Omloop represents the real start to the road season and the curtain raiser for the action-packed Classics  2024-02-23T14:56:12.703Z Hello and welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of the 2024 women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

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