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  1. Lappartient will not attend Tour of Flanders in protest of Lance Armstrong invitationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Cycling News

    UCI president David Lappartient has said that he will not attend the 2018 Tour of Flanders following the organisation's decision to extend an invitation to Lance Armstrong to participate in a conference linked to the race. Lappartient previously wrote to Flanders Classics asking them to rescind their invitation to Armstrong , who is scheduled to appear at the 'Tour of Flanders Business Academy' event on the Friday preceding the Ronde.

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  2. Vincenzo Nibali to start 2018 season at Tour of Oman after missing Vuelta a San JuanRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Cycling News

    ... as he builds towards a tilt at Lige-Bastogne-Lige. Nibali has also floated the prospect of riding the Tour of Flanders in 2018, though his participation is yet to be confirmed. "We'll try to make up for it in the races to come, but my programme ...

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  3. Nizzolo looking to rediscover sprint success at Vuelta a San JuanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Cycling News

    ... later this spring in the Classics, where he hopes to ride Milan-San Remo, the E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders and possibly Paris-Roubaix. "There is a question mark on Roubaix, but that depends also on the Giro d'Italia because maybe ...

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  4. Lance Armstrong to be a guest at Tour of Flanders despite UCI letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Cycling News

    The organisers of the Tour of Flanders have declined rescind their invitation to Lance Armstrong to appear at the race this year. According to Het Nieuwsblad , race promoter Wouter Vandenhaut says the disgraced American will not have an official function in the event, and will not follow the race itself.

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  5. Cycling boss wants Lance Armstrong to stay awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | The Age

    ... titles after he admitted to doping. The American has been invited to an event associated with this year's Tour of Flanders, one of the biggest road races on the calendar. "My point of view ... is I don't think this is good publicity for cycling, but ...

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  6. Local Focus: World turns to Gravel & Tar in ManawatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... hemisphere, and people who know cycling know Paris-Roubaix is the biggest one day classic in cycling. It's in the Flanders Fields in the north of France, on WWII on battlefields. "We don't have WWII battlefields here but what we have is some gravel ...

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  7. Alaphilippe: I want to turn the podiums into victories right awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | Cycling News

    ... too, there's still plenty new to go at. "There are still races I'm yet to discover I've never done the Tour of Flanders, it's a race I want to discover one day," he said. "The problem is being strong at that race and being strong later at the ...

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  8. 2019 Tour will honor 1st victory of 5-time champion MerckxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | USA Today

    ... 192-kilometer (119-mile) first stage of the Tour will have the Wall, for decades the toughest climb in the Ronde of Flanders classic. The Wall will come early but the stage, which makes a big loop south of Brussels, is still set up for a sprint ...

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  9. Belgium to mark Merckx anniversary in 2019 Tour startRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... with five Giro d'Italia, Spain's Vuelta once and a series of one-day classic races, including Belgium's Tour of Flanders. The first stage on July 6, 2019, will run 192 kilometres (119 miles) out of and back to Brussels. The circuit will include the ...

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  10. Tour de France to pay homage to Belgian great MerckxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | RTE.ie

    Belgium will host the start of the Tour de France in 2019 with two stages paying homage to the country's greatest ever cyclist, Eddy Merckx, on the 50th anniversary of his first victory in the race. Merckx, nicknamed the Cannibal, won the Tour de France five times from 1969 to 1974, along with five Giro d'Italia, Spain's Vuelta once and a series of one-day classic races, including Belgium's Tour of Flanders.

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  11. Sport24.co.za | 2019 TDF to honour 1st victory of Merckx'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | News24

    The 2019 Tour de France will start with two stages in and around the Belgian capital Brussels in a tribute to Eddy Merckx , race organiser Christian Prudhomme confirmed on Tuesday. The first stage will be 192km, setting off from the city's Royal Museums of Fine Arts and taking in the Lion's Mound on the battlefield of Waterloo, the home town of football star Eden Hazard and the Mur de Grammont, a steep climb used on the Tour of Flanders.

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  12. Notes From the Flanders Desk: Big Doings and Bell LapsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | Podium Cafe

    ... great cobbled hills. No, that would be the chatter about a bid to host the 2021 World Championships somewhere in Flanders . The story started percolating on Friday when Sporza reported that the Flemish regional sports minister Philippe Muyters was ...

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  13. Muur van Geraardsbergen to feature in 2019 Tour de France Grand DepartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | Cycling News

    Eddy Merckx stands with the exhibition about about Faema cycling teams that recently opened at the Faema coffee machine museum. The frame colours mimic those of Merckx's Faema team bikes, which he raced through some of his most successful years According to a report on RTBF.be , the 2019 Tour de France Grand Depart from Brussels, Belgium will take riders over the famed Muur van Geraardsbergen, also known as the Kapelmuur or Mur de Grammont, the iconic ascent formerly positioned at the crux of the Tour of Flanders.

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  14. Gaviria: Why not try and win more than Boonen and Gilbert?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | Cycling News

    ... to become one of the great riders of the Classics". This spring, Gaviria is set to make his debuts at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, but Milan-San Remo is the race that is "at the forefront of my mind". The Italian Monument is the most ...

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  15. Offseason Mini-Capsule: UAE Emirates' Great Leap Forward?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 13 | Podium Cafe

    ... manage to get a very strong season out of Sacha Modolo, who capped off an active spring with sixth in the Tour of Flanders before cleaning up some stage wins in the Tour of Croatia, victory in the GP Kanton Argau, and nabbing a stage in Poland. ...

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  16. Doull focused on Classics as season starts at Tour Down UnderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Cycling News

    ... that should, in theory, take him all the way through to the velodrome in Paris-Roubaix come April. "I'm going to do Flanders and Roubaix. The Classics will be the main focus for me in the first part of the season. They're the races I get excited ...

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  17. Doull to target ClassicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | Sky Sports

    The Welshman is starting his second season with Team Sky and after competing at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in his debut season, he admits he wants more of the same in 2018. "My main focus for this year is the Classics again", said Doull.

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  18. Gilbert: Even if it's a crazy dream, it's possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | Cycling News

    ... return to form in the northern, cobbled Classics, culminating in his extraordinary victory at the Tour of Flanders . With Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Il Lombardia already on his palmares, Gilbert now has just two boxes left to tick: Milan-San Remo and ...

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  19. UniSA-Australia name Tour Down Under team - News ShortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Cycling News

    ... run at Milan-San Remo six days later. From there he'll tackle Gent-Wevelgem on March 25, followed by Tour of Flanders on April 1 and wrapping up his Classics campaign at Paris-Roubaix on April 8. Lexus has signed on as sponsor of a new velodrome ...

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  20. U23 champ Fouche claims trophy linked to WWI Cycling CorpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... you can access them to read later. James Fouche's trophy is made from a Kemmelberg cobblestone set in wood from the Flanders trenches and honours the 700 members of the NZCC who served on the Western Front. Photo / alphapix Under-23 champion James ...

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