Mathieu van der Poel entered the Giro quietly but is the odds-on favorite for the first maglia rosa.
The Dutch superstar is not sure he will be able to match the yellow jersey ‘dream’ of his dramatic and emotional Tour de France debut in 2021.
GC chasers, climbing sensations and wingmen-de-luxe are among the five young debutants that could dazzle in this year's Giro.
How did Egan Bernal recover so quick? Here's how riders like Bernal, Van der Poel, and Evenepoel come back from injury faster and stronger than ever before.
After painful back injury and recovery, a fresher, wiser Mathieu van der Poel might be even more dangerous than ever.
A world champion was thrown out of the race, the five-star favorite fell from grace, wheels were smashed, and a hyped tire technology was a no-show.
Sometimes for cycling photographers, the best images come at the very end of the day.
From Mathieu van der Poel and Lotte Kopecky to Elisa Longo Borghini and Dylan van Baarle. VeloNews rates the cobbled classics contenders.
Van der Poel sets sights on the Italian grand tour: 'Everyone always says that you get better from a grand tour, so I'm curious.'
Van Baarle delivers with anticipation and execution, Ineos and Intermarché shine, as Lampaert suffers, and Van der Poel runs out of steam.
Mathieu van der Poel on ninth at Paris-Roubaix: ‘I should be happy with what I got out of the spring season’
Van der Poel content on injury comeback after top-10s at Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix and victory at Tour of Flanders.
Ineos Grenadiers wins its first Paris-Roubaix after Dutchman attacks late to distance elite group.
Here we have it, a bike that could be heading to victory come Sunday.
Double bar tape, 30mm tires and more for the ‘Hell of the North.’
From van Baarle to van der Poel, we highlight the key riders to watch in Sunday's final spring classic of the season.
Sport scientists, team staffers and chefs lift the lid on the old-school feasts and high-tech fuelling of the 'Hell of the North.'
‘I could tell six weeks ago that Quick-Step wouldn't win a classic,’ says four-time Paris-Roubaix winner.
A look at the power numbers of Demi Vollering, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Michał Kwiatkowski, and Mathieu van der Poel at Amstel Gold Race.
Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies, springlike temperatures, almost no chance of rain, and moderate headwinds for this weekend's racing.
Who might win? What are the most significant sectors? Will it be wet? Here's all you need to know about the 2022 Paris-Roubaix.
Ag2r-Citroën celebrated a much-needed win for only a fleeting moment. In fact, the gap between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat was barely two minutes.
Alpecin-Fenix star led home a chase group, but it was only good enough for fourth at the Amstel Gold Race.
The hilly classics are here! This is what some of the top favorites for the Amstel Gold Race said at the startline Sunday.
Shock and awe and lily-white shorts.
Narrow roads, crosswinds, and sometimes bad weather turn the Dutch classic into one of the most intense races on the international calendar.
The usually mild mannered Pogačar is seen gesticulating to Dutch rider Dylan van Baarle immediately after crossing the line.
Mathieu van der Poel, hot off winning Dwars door Vlaanderen and Tour of Flanders, confirmed he will race Amstel Gold Race.
Did Pogačar screw up the finale, or not? This, plus all the critical points of the men's and women's races discussed.
A table taped to Mathieu van der Poel's stem featured his nutrition plan for the Tour of Flanders.
Tadej Pogačar revives tradition of grand tour winners as serious cobbled classics contenders.
A look at the power numbers from Mathieu van der Poel at the Tour of Flanders.
Pogačar’s tactics unravel with ‘junior error’ in sprint finish.
Five key moments at De Ronde reconfirm the golden rule of cycling that the strongest doesn't always win.
De Ronde champ compliments rivals van Aert and Pogačar: ‘Attacking is the most honest way to be in a final with the best riders.’
Pogačar was the strongest on the day, but tactics and sprint prowess won out.
We speak to van der Poel's physio and dive into his training data to understand the Dutchman's fast-track from back problems to De Ronde.
"Pogačar was really impressive on the climbs, so I was happy to stay on his wheel."
What does it take to win Flanders?
Chasing pair never gave up and ended up sprinting for the victory in late-race catch.
Mathieu van der Poel continues steamrolling into the classics after coming out on top in dramatic duel with Tadej Pogačar.
Tour de France champion misses podium after animating the final hour of racing of De Ronde debut.
'It’s another learning experience, maybe dropping back out of uni and back to primary school when it comes back to a sprint for the finish,' says former sprinter.
Pogačar animates the race with three huge attacks but comes undone in final sprint, finishing fourth.
Tour of Flanders: What van der Poel, Pogačar, Uttrup Ludwig, Wiebes and more stars said at the start
Here's what some of the pre-race favorites for the men's and women's races said at the start lines in Antwerp and Oudenaarde ahead of mythical cobbled monument.
Tiesj Benoot and Christophe Laporte now solely carry the hopes of the Dutch squad.
Oliver Naesen may not win Flanders on Sunday, but he will likely take home the Best Analogy of the Weekend award.
VeloNews picks out 10 riders to keep an eye out for in the second monument of the men's spring classics campaign.
How the likely absence of Wout van Aert will impact Tour of Flanders: ‘No one knows who will control the race’
Lotto-Soudal among several teams hoping to fill the void left by Wout van Aert as Belgian outfit continues its pursuit of points and podiums.
Forecasters calling for cold temperatures, afternoon wind, but only moderate chance of showers at Tour of Flanders.
The so-called ‘Wolfpack’ is reeling so far in the spring classics, but the team is counting on Kasper Asgreen and Florian Sénéchal to carry pride across Tour of Flanders.
Riders continue to struggle with illness and fitness ahead of Sunday's De Ronde: ‘We are all chasing shape.’
Van der Poel puts his form on display with a second career Dwars door Vlaanderen victory.
Mathieu van der Poel delivers tactical masterpiece ahead of Tour of Flanders: ‘I’m happy to be at the highest level again’
Alpecin-Fenix star wins mid-week classic in bold confirmation that he will be a favorite for victory Sunday at Tour of Flanders.
‘I think Stefan Küng just hesitated a bit. He was the guy who should have gone, I guess. That was it,’ says Ineos leader.
Tadej Pogačar was active — and narrowly escaped a mid-race crash — in the cobbled semi-classic as a warmup for Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
The 2020 winner is confident in both his form and his team ahead of the Tour of Flanders.
Johan Museeuw gives his thoughts on homeland pressure and how he thinks this year's Tour of Flanders could be won
Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I don’t know why Pogačar is racing Flanders but we have to pay him attention’
'I look forward to trying and racing for the victory again,' says pre-race favorite.
We look at power numbers from Mathieu van der Poel’s unbelievable ride at Coppi e Bartali.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl star remains confident in his finishing sprint if he's in the final selection at Tour of Flanders.
Everything you need to know about 2022 men's Tour of Flanders, from the climbs and cobbles to the contenders and conditions.
Van der Poel comeback victory at Coppi e Bartali on same day van Aert crushes E3 Classic promises resumption of epic rivalry at De Ronde.
Dutch superstar wins in bunch kick after riding in a breakaway to confirm fitness ahead of expected Tour of Flanders start.
Belgian rider sets eyes on Gent-Wevelgem after edging out Dylan Groenewegen in photo finish at Brugge-De Panne.
The Dutchman says the chance to take the pink jersey is the main reason for him to ride the Giro
'I have indicated to the team that I will not dismount again after 10 days,' Dutch rider says of his Tour de France hopes.
Alpecin-Fenix confirms Dutch star will race Coppi e Bartali in latest sign that Mathieu van der Poel is on track to race Tour of Flanders.
Jumbo-Visma star covered attacks from Tadej Pogačar but could not chase down the attacking Mohorič on the Poggio descent.
Dutch rider tips his hat to Mohorič but calls out a lack of cooperation in the chase group.
Slovenian breakaway ace surprises favorites with solo dash off the bottom of the Poggio and down the Via Roma.
‘Two days ago I came home from training and I had a few missed calls,’ Mathieu van der Poel on his Milan-San Remo free role
'I feel pretty good in training but training isn’t racing so for me I'll see how I feel in the end,' Dutch rider says ahead of season debut.
Alpecin-Fenix officials confirm the Dutch star will race the Italian monument 'without expectations or ambitions.'
Reports indicate the rider could be back for Coppi e Bartali on March 22, Alpecin-Fenix officials refuse to confirm calendar just yet.
After back issues delayed the start of his season, the Dutch star looks set to begin racing at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.
According to his father, Van der Poel is enjoying training in Spain but is still not 100% ready to race.
Frenchman starts as a major favorite for the iconic dirt road race in Italy.