Plus what we learned from the finale of the UAE Tour & Primož Roglič's start to the season at Ardèche/La Drôme
The four races that make up the men's and women's opening classics delivered plenty of action and provided lots of talking points.
After a forgettable Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for his team, Jakobsen sprinted to a hard-fought victory at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Christophe Laporte comes close to first Jumbo-Visma win in nail-biting finale
New Jumbo-Visma signings Christophe Laporte and Tiesj Benoot shine at 'opening weekend.'
'Here it’s about 25-year-olds fighting for the win but over there the 25-year-olds are fighting for freedom' says sprinter.
The Australian sprinter was pipped to the win by Fabio Jakobsen at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, a late addition to his calendar after catching COVID-19.
'I feel really pleased with the guys and how quickly that they’ve come together' says sports director.
Escape trio reeled in within meters of the line as race comes down to bunch sprint, with Caleb Ewan finishing second.
VeloNews is on the ground at the 'opening weekend' and caught up with some of the biggest stars starting Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
The 19-year-old American is ready for more after a solid start to his classics campaign as he builds up to Paris-Roubaix.
VeloNews is on the ground at the 'opening weekend' – we caught up with some of the biggest stars on the Omloop startline Saturday.
'It doesn’t really work if you have one leader for these races,' says teammate Ethan Hayter.
'At this team, we’re just all normal guys. There’s not too many egos,' says Belgian classics specialist.
The Australian sprinter says he's feeling good but decides to cut down his race days after falling ill.
Team officials are hopeful the three-time world champion can return to form in time for the major northern classics this spring.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne will not have VIP tents as organizers prepare for extended COVID measures in Belgium.
Danish star shrugs off reported widespread use of ketones in the peloton, and confirms he will not defend Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne title in 2022.
Riders agree that Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert have enormous influences on the classics — no matter if they're present or not.
Patrick Lefevere not changing tactics in face of rising challenge from Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel
Deceuninck-Quick-Step vows to 'isolate' the budding classics stars in bid to take them down.
From van der Poel's two-hour attack to SD Worx's daylong stranglehold, the 'opening weekend' shone a light on the classics season to come.
Dutch star will race Le Samyn mid-week ahead of clash at Strade Bianche this weekend.
Mathieu van der Poel animated the day, kickstarting an attack that stayed away until the final 1500 meters.
Will Julian Alaphilippe continue Deceuninck-Quick-Step's winning start? Will Mathieu van der Poel dominate? And what can Tom Pidcock do?
Dutch supremo's presence – and absence – could change the way both Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne are raced.
Here's how to watch the men's and women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, as well as Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, this weekend.
Here's the news making headlines for Monday, February 15.
Organizers confirm wildcards for 'Belgian opener' as optimism grows that classics will be contested as scheduled this spring.
Kasper Asgreen attacked solo in the final kilometers to win Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in thrilling fashion.
Could Van Avermaet have won Omloop if he'd played the tactics differently? We debate an exciting classics opener and look ahead to the spring season.
With back-to-back wins in Belgian opener, Deceuninck-Quick-Step puts classics rivals on notice.
Deceuninck-Quick-Step take second win on opening weekend of the spring classics.
We are approaching one of the most exciting times of the cycling season — spring classics. Here is what to expect on opening weekend in Belgium.
Astana impressed at the first cobbled race of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. How did young Michael Valgren pull off this big win?
Scenes from the 2018 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, which fell on the opening weekend of the Belgian classics.
Dylan Groenewegen overcame near-freezing temperatures and strong winds to sprint to victory at the semi-classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to his fourth victory of the season on Sunday at the semi-classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in Belgium.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne tends to favor the fast finishers, but a few tough ascents adds a little more uncertainty to the equation.
Peter Sagan will sit out this weekend's races. So who will eat the Haribo gummy bears?
Ambitious young Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria heads to Omloop with dreams of monument victories.
Cobbled classics begin this weekend at Omloop! We look ahead to the start of the classics and recap Oman, Algarve, and more.
We dissect exciting first week of cobbles racing — why didn't Vanmarcke attack? Is Kuurne better now? Plus, a talk about exercise addiction.
Jasper Stuyven takes his first one-day win as a pro with a solo attack inside the final 20km of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
A motorbike collides with Lotto – Soudal's Stig Broeckx at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
The squad has molded itself into a strong classics contender since it first raced in 2010
Dan Seaton analyzes Etixx's loss in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which the team followed by winning Sunday's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
The spring race season kicks off this weekend in Belgium with Omloop and Kuurne. Who will draw first blood at these early tests?
Classics season starts Saturday at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Andrew Hood previews the double weekend, which wraps at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
Fabian Cancellara and a slew of first-time winners came out on top in the classics, but who didn't?
Belgian champion will take Sunday off after sluggish classics start in Flanders
The cobbled classics pit men on bikes against weather conditions that are often brutal
With the Belgian champ coming off injury, Omega Pharma will attack the weekend's Belgian semi-classics with a variety of weapons