Luke Lamperti picks up two more sprint victories in Europe
The 20-year-old opens 2023 with recent wins in Portugal and France.
Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world. He’s covered dozens editions of the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España, as well as numerous world championships in road, track, and mountain biking. He’s also covered five Olympic Games and traveled across six continents. Beyond the Outside cycling network, his work’s appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Outside, SKI, Traveler Magazine, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. He’s appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, and BBC. Chances are if there’s a bike race, EuroHoody’s been to it, or will be going soon.
The 20-year-old opens 2023 with recent wins in Portugal and France.
The secret quest for the ideal tire pressure is an alchemy of technology, testing, and pure instinct: 'If I give it to you, I'd have to kill you.'
Where are they now? We look at every US pro to race Paris-Roubaix an Paris-Roubaix Femmes in a three-part series.
The Dane dropped everyone on the final climb to solo home an emphatic victory. Landa and Izagirre hit podium, with McNulty in 7th.
'It's like being on the pitch during a Champions League game': We speak to the staffers that can make-or-break a team's ride through 'Hell.'
Where are they now? We look back at every US rider to start Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes across the decades.
Where are they now? We look back at every US rider to race Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes across the decades in a three-part series.
Mark Cavendish hits his most significant result so far in 2023 with a podium in the race he's won three times.
Cavendish has yet to win a race, but the team is banking on him to hit his stride in time for the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
Marc Soler breaks thumb, and stage-winner Ide Schelling called out the 2.7km downhill finale: 'It was too crazy in my opinion.'
Tim Wellens released from the hospital after surgery: 'Social media has punished Maciejuk enough.'
Peloton reeling from worse mass crash since infamous Tour de France 'Allez Opi-Omi' incident in 2021.
SD Worx used its strength in numbers to dominate the race as Annemiek van Vleuten crashes in final edition.
Pogačar drops Van der Poel to become first Tour de France winner since Eddy Merckx to win Flanders. Mads Pedersen hits third.
De Ronde is underway, and the talk in Bruges was all about trying to foil the 'big three': 'If you want to win you're going to have to attack.'
Mads Pedersen bracing for tricky conditions: 'The Koppenberg will be the big deal. It’s important to go into Koppenberg in a good position.'
'Holy Week' is crunch time for mechanics: 'A perfect Flanders is race without problems, and the win.'
Can his ripping spring form make him only the second US male to finish on the podium? Powless goes better the longer the race.
Two-time Tour of Flanders winner retreated to Spain to prepare for De Ronde and to search for 'freshness' for Paris-Roubaix next week.
Tour de Hoody: Van der Poel and Van Aert complicate life for Pogačar and his quest to win De Ronde.
Two of Belgium's biggest names agree they would have never given away a race as prestigious as Gent-Wevelgem. 'I wouldn't have done it,' says Merckx.
The Olympic medalist and former junior world road champion kicks to her best WorldTour result so far.
The Belgian could play kingmaker in Sunday's soggy showdown Gent-Wevelgem, but did he make the right call? Our editors debate the question.
SD Worx wins another big spring classic to confirm its favorite's status heading into Tour of Flanders.
Van Aert blows up race over the Kemmelberg in another spectacle just one week ahead of Tour of Flanders.
Even admitting he wasn't the strongest Friday makes his win against Van der Poel and Pogačar all the more sweeter: 'It's the victory that counts.'
Fourth at the 'Little Tour of Flanders' bodes well for the real thing at De Ronde next week.
Tour de Hoody: From the beer tents to Van Vleuten's last stand, here's what I am following from Flanders Week to Paris-Roubaix.
World champion didn't seemed too upset that he missed out on the leader's jersey with another hard mountain summit finale still to come.
'It's quite a relief to get this first win to be honest,' says second-year pro on EF Education-EasyPost.
Route details and the favorites who will spice up the 'Little Tour of Flanders.'
Geraint Thomas also starts for Ineos Grenadiers after a long break as he chases form ahead of the Giro d'Italia.
Now a pair of one-days, the races in West Flanders kick-start a busy racing period across Belgium.
Analysis: The peloton's speed demons have no hope when the Pogačar’s and the Van Aert’s accelerate over the Poggio.
Belgian barnstormer sees the Milan-San Remo podium as confirmation he's on track going into the critical northern classics period.
Unpacking the tactics: One perfectly timed, fully committed attack deflated the peloton's most lethal engines.
After controversial photo-finish with Caleb Ewan this month, this time there's no doubt who was first across the line.
Tour de Hoody: The arrival of 'monument madness' is a poignant reminder that Sagan's days in the peloton are numbered.
Colombian's legal team is challenging his dismissal by Astana-Qazaqstan to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Who will be first down the Via Roma in the easiest monument to finish but the hardest to win?
After a spectacular start to his season, Pogačar is about to unleash on the spring classics from Milan-San Remo to Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Strade Bianche winner crashed twice during Tirreno-Adriatico and he will miss the Italian monument on doctor's orders.
The 2019 Tour de France winner hasn't raced since crashing out of the Vuelta a San Juan in late January with a knee injury.
The decisive climb in La Primavera is so innocuous that on the other 364 days of the year an errant cycling tourist will have a hard time finding it.
Belgian star shaves off two minutes on Strava record ahead of final stage race test before Liège-Bastogne-Liège and run at pink jersey.
The stage is set for another dramatic reversal of fortunes with a final-day time trial to close out the 2024 Tour. Will it happen again?
A pair of top-10's at Paris-Nice provide fresh confirmation that the US duo's upward progression continues.
A mountain summit and time trial will put exclamation point on the final weekend of the 2024 Tour de France.
From Giro-bound Roglič and Geoghegan Hart to Van Aert and Van der Poel heading to Milan-San Remo, here's what the favorites revealed.
Dutch superstar remains muted in early races but he's confident he's on the flight path toward a strong spring classics campaign.
Both walked away without serious injury but the spring classics implications could have been shattering.
The mystique of the yellow jersey gave the sport the international platform it deserves.
Tour de Hoody: The Slovenian superstar is rewriting the script of modern cycling one attack at a time.
The 2022 Tour de France winner admits the obvious at 'Race to the Sun': 'Tadej was just stronger so congrats to him.'
The Ineos Grenadiers rider missed the split but powered alone to bridge across in impressive display of raw power.
It's too early for alarm bells, but Pogačar delivers blow in first major mountaintop matchup against Tour de France rival.
In a recent podcast, the retired pro suggested Tadej Pogačar could ride even faster if he was on the same material as Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers.
Teams deployed an interesting mix of tactics in the 32km team time trial that turned tradition on its head.
Andrew Hood and Jim Cotton take sides on which of the spring's marquee stage races gets them more stoked.
Tim Merlier and Fabio Jakobsen are both vying for a shot to go to the Tour, and that's just fine for the Soudal Quick-Step manager.
Every summer, the world's biggest races head to Europe's best ski resorts. We visited Grand Tourmalet in the French Pyrénées to get a sampling.
The Italian will make his debut in his new team colors at Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.
Matteo Tosatto recounts key moments of victory: 'Tom never once looked back until the very final wall.'
Confusion and controversy overshadow Sunday's results at GP Monseré.
MVDP downplays Tirreno-Adriatico expectations: 'The best version of myself is yet to come.'
Here's what the top riders said after the down-to-the-wire men's edition of Strade Bianche.
Pidcock jumped with 50km to go but it all came down to the final wall into Siena.
Here's what the top protagonists said after Saturday's wild ride at Strade Bianche.
The spooked horse fell on its side as tried to exit from the main race course.
Demi Vollering beats Lotte Kopecky in a bike throw, with Faulkner third in dramatic finale.
The Ag2r-Citroën team donned a retro look for its racing bibs for Saturday's big race on the white roads of Tuscany.
UCI vice president and Olympian told investigators the product was used to treat her pet dog.
Van Vleuten and Van der Poel lead the odds, but the white roads of Tuscany can deliver some surprise winners.
Belgian star favorite to repeat on white roads of Tuscany after blazing win to open classics at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
A few big names are missing, but it's the white roads of Tuscany that are the biggest stars this weekend.
Pressure mounting as Alpecin-Deceuninck remains winless going into the critical spring classics racing period.
Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard face off for the first time in a stage race since July. Yet the 'Race to the Sun' is more than a two-horse race.
After a parenthesis in 2022, South African manager returns with a new ProTeam squad, world-class backers, and WorldTour ambitions.
Simon Hupperetz is a Belgian language teacher based in Kigali who is helping to build the base ahead of the historic African road worlds.
Up next are duels at Strade Bianche, Tour of Flanders, and Paris-Roubaix. The expectation will only grow in the next few weeks.