CYCLING - Fabian Cancellara wrapped up his second career Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) win on Sunday, following up on his 2010 triumph. Fiorenzo Magni (1949, 1950 and 1951) and Jan Raas (1979 and 1983) are the only other non-Belgian riders to have accomplished that feat. Cancellara won his 5th ‘Monument’ race (MSR,RvV,PR,LBL,GdL), the highest echelon of Classic races.
CYCLING - Milano - Sanremo will take place today. It is the first of the cycling season’s major Spring Classics. La Primavera will see the riders make their way from Milan to Sanremo on the Ligurian coast. Our friends from It’s Cycling have used our data to create a comprehensive Infographic on this race.
FOOTBALL - The Dutch top flight Eredivisie returns from its winter break and the feature match involves the teams that ranked first and second in points accumulated in the 2012 calendar year, Ajax and Feyenoord. These teams make up ‘The Classic’ (‘De Klassieker’) of Dutch football. Click on the picture to enable interactive features.
CYCLING – Tom Boonen (BEL) won the 96th edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen for a record equalling third time, joining Achiel Buysse (BEL), Fiorenzo Magni (ITA), Eric Leman (BEL) and Johan Museeuw (BEL). He also joined Museeuw as the only rider to win the cobblestone classics Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix a combined six times.
CYCLING - In-form Tom Boonen will be among the favourites to win the ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’ (Tour of Flanders) tomorrow. This race is one of the most important one-day races of the season. If Boonen (or countryman Stijn Devolder) claim their third win they will join the record holders on three career wins. Click ‘Read More’ to see who they are.
CYCLING - Simon Gerrans emerged victorious in cycling’s first major Classic of the season, Milano - Sanremo. Last year, ‘La Primavera’ was also won by an Australian rider - Matthew Goss. Before 2011, no Australian had won it in the -then- 103-year history of the race.
CYCLING - The first major cycling Classic of the season is underway. A breakaway group of nine has formed in ‘La Primavera’. Back in the pack is the favourite, defending world champion Mark Cavendish, who is hoping to become the first rainbow jersey to win this race in nearly 30 years, since Giuseppe Saronni won it in 1983.