Dutch races this weekend seeing increasingly-powerful line ups as teams scramble to find opportunities for riders scheduled to start northern classics.
Affectionately called “The Race to the Sun,” the week-long stage race makes it way down through the heart of France to the Mediterranean Sea, noted for its abundance of sunshine.
The Belgian's return to the spring classics is sooner than expected, as teams adjust to possible race cancellations in Italy.
Irishman Sean Kelly dominated pro cycling for many years. In his retirement he has commentated for Eurosport and built up a reputation as one of the most astute analysts in the sport. He speaks to VeloNews about the shining talents who may well dominate the pro ranks for years to come.
Van Aert took emotional victory at DVV Krawatencross Saturday while Sunday's Superprestige Merksplas race was canceled due to storms
Van der Poel rode clear in opening minute of the race to defend rainbow jersey, Pidcock took second, Aerts third.
Men's race is van der Poel's to lose, Cant will look to defend against dominant Dutch team. Americans Munro and Gunsalus go into first-ever women's junior race with strong chances.
With van der Poel back on top form after a late start to the 'cross season, van Aert feels the world championships may come down to a race for second-place.
Van Aert optimistic about return to form after five months out of racing, plans further 'cross races to sharpen legs for spring classics.
Van der Poel took a sixth-straight Dutch title and Cant took her 11th consecutive victory in Belgium. Sweeck took the Belgian men's title from a talent-packed field.
Alpecin-Fenix pair both took wins on Saturday and Sunday's races. Van Aert continued his strong comeback from injury with a fourth-place in Saturday's race.
Dutch team Jumbo-Visma found ways to be competitive across the entire WorldTour schedule, from the classics and the sprints to grand tours.
Van Aert put in a strong performance to finish fifth in his first race since injury, but remains uncertain about starting 'cross world championships in February.
Lucinda Brand pulled out after a heavy fall in the women's, Wout van Aert placed fifth in first race in five months in the men's.
Jumbo-Visma is rising to the forefront of the peloton across sprints, classics and grand tours as its riders embrace collective rather than individual ambition.
Four months after a career-threatening injury, van Aert and four teammates test equipment on the cobbles.
Mathieu van der Poel returns to cyclocross racing, and is planning a robust racing schedule for November.
Nearly a decade after the demise of Team Rabobank, Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma has become one of the strongest in the WorldTour under the leadership of its owner, Richard Plugge.
While Belgian continues to heal from his ugly Tour crash, unstoppable Dutchman steamrolls through multiple disciplines
Four days after the crash that knocked him out of the Tour de France, Wout van Aert recalls the confusing moments following the accident.
Stage 10 dished up chaos, as five of the top GC riders were caught out in the crosswinds. Van Aert sprinted to the win from a reduced lead group.
Wout van Aert has already helped Jumbo-Visma win two stages of the Tour de France in his debut at the race
Belgian star Wout van Aert takes his second stage win in 24 hours with a commanding sprint in Voiron
Belgian cross star dominates time trial; Adam Yates claims yellow and Chris Froome crashes out in practice
Ireland's Sam Bennett dominates sprint finish as Dylan Teuns retains lead on stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné
No Roglic for the Tour as Dutch squad focuses on sprints and GC
Former world cyclocross champion Lars Boom says he regrets leaving 'cross behind for road racing when he committed to the Pro Tour.
The legs were there for the cyclocross champion, but the fortune wasn't: Van Aert picks over a race that could have been.
Classics up-and-comer Wout van Aert says he ran out of energy at the end of Flanders but criticizes Peter Sagan for disrupting the chase in the final kilometers.
Despite the hype following him into Belgium's biggest race, Wout van Aert keeps cool, insisting that the pressure he felt as 'cross world champion was greater.
With an increasingly strong Jumbo-Visma team at his command, Wout van Aert's confidence grows ahead of his second run at Tour of Flanders.
Wout van Aert is inching closer to a marquee win on the road. The last hurdle could be high-speed sprints.
Repeating his performance from 2018, van Aert says the second podium finish was harder than his first, and he dreams of winning in Tuscany.
Technical masterclass from the Dutchman denies second-place Van Aert a fourth consecutive world title.
They have long been cyclocross rivals, but van Aert and van der Poel are also evenly matched as cycling's most versatile riders.
The Belgian is landing on his feet with Jumbo-Visma after a falling-out with former team Veranda's Willems-Crelan.
In the wake of spy photos showing a new SRAM eTap group, it looks like world champ Wout Van Aert is riding the new components as well.
Wout van Aert found a way out of his contract with cyclocross team Veranda's Willems-Crelan one year early as he seeks a road deal.
Still unclear where world cyclocross champ and emerging classics talent Wout Van Aert will ride in 2019
Michael Goolaerts died at age 23 Sunday night after suffering cardiac arrest during Paris-Roubaix.
Three-time cyclocross world champion Wout Van Aert is having a dream debut on the road this 2018 season.
News Roundup: Gerrans out of Sanremo; van Aert recons De Ronde; Hodeg wins Handzame; Quintana decries use of image in politics
News Roundup: Gerrans out of Sanremo; Quintana decries use of his image in politics; van Aert recons De Ronde; prospect Hodeg wins Handzame Classic
The wet and muddy Strade Bianche and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships are on the menu for this week's show.
Strade Bianche was an epic battle in the Tuscan mud. We sound off on the race's key moments and what it can tell us about the classics.
On this week's episode of The VeloNews Show, we break down all of the action from Valkenburg 'cross worlds.
Belgian Wout van Aert won a third straight elite men's world cyclocross championship on Sunday in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
The 39-year-old American finished ahead of Annemarie Worst and Maud Kaptheijns in Baal, Belgium.
Wout van Aert and Lucinda Brand each kicked-off the Kerstperiode of 'cross racing with victories in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium on Saturday.
Our top off-road riders of 2017 are Nino Schurter, Wout van Aert, Sanne Cant, and Mathieu van der Poel.
World champion Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles) powered to his first Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup victory of the season on Saturday in Zeven, Germany.
Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert have been fierce foes for much of their young lives. Their rivalry rages on — but for how long?
Mathieu van der Poel outduels Wout van Aert at penultimate round of the Superprestige, while Sophie de Boer takes home top women's honors.
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Cyclocross worlds preview: In Bieles, a new chapter will be written between the sport’s two young stars
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Wout Van Aert wins the eighth round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Fiuggi and clinches series title with one round remaining.
Reigning world champion Wout Van Aert became the Belgian champion for the second year in a row while Sanne Cant makes it eight straight.
Reigning world champion Wout van Aert claims Azencross Loenhout win over slippery conditions in Antwerp, Belgium.