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2022 Men’s Gent-Wevelgem Preview

Ypres > Wevelgem 248.9km They dust has settled after a brilliant E3, now it’s time for something entirely different. Yes, the form guide is there from Friday, but this race is significantly easier, especially if the wind doesn’t blow. One of the big factors in this race is the distance, not all the sprinters cope...

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2022 Women’s Gent-Wevelgem Preview

Ypres > Wevelgem 158.9km With the last two world tour wins going to Elisa Balsamo, she will fancy her chances of taking three in a row, which would be one hell of an achievement. This race is one that usually ends in a sprint, but you cannot discount the attackers. Weather Sunny and very nice....

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 6 Preview

Salou > Cambrils 169km A great looking stage for the breakaway, especially when you consider the race situation. We have two fast sprinters left in the race, Bauhaus and Groves, both of whom don’t have many teammates to chase on the front. The early cat 1 climb is very hard, the quick men will struggle...

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 5 Preview

La Pobla de Segur > Vilanova i la Geltrú 206.1km After today’s firecracker of a finish, we have Nairo Quintana as the new leader, but João Almeida sits on the same time as him. This means bonus seconds are going to come into play in this stage, and they’ve been placed near the end of...

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2022 E3 Preview

Harelbeke > Harelbeke 204.7km One of the best races of the season. It might have a shit name, but this is a golden race. Calling it a mini-Flanders does it a disservice, this is a race that is real test of power and strength. We’ve seen QuickStep dominate the last three editions, but is the...

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 4 Preview

La Seu d’Urgell > Boí Taüll 167.1km The Queen stage with 3420m of climbing. We have three big climbs, all of them feature steady gradients, but it’s still a big day of climbing. With so many riders still relatively close to the race lead, this is a stage that could get messy. It’s going to...

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 3 Preview

Perpignan > La Molina 160.8km First of the GC days and we return to La Molina. History tells us this is a climb where making differences between the best riders is hard, especially with just one ascent. The organisers have tried to make the earlier part of the stage quite hard, but both cat 1...

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2022 Brugge-De Panne Preview

Brugge > De Panne 205.9km The surprisingly few days of De Panne! Get ready for a big sprint. Weather A cracking day over in Belgium. Lots of sun and not much wind, it won’t be splitting in De Moeren. Finale The same finish as last year, it’s tricky to get right. We spend much of...

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 2 Preview

L’Escala > Perpignan 201.9km The second stage should be an opportunity for the pure sprinters. We only have 2306m of climbing over the 200km, with the last of the classified climbs cresting with over 60km to go. Expect to see Bahrain, BikeExchange and UAE look to ensure the break is weak. A small move featuring...

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2022 Volta Catalunya Stage 1 Preview

Sant Feliu de Guíxols > Sant Feliu de Guíxols 171.4km The opening stage is a tricky one for the bunch. With only 1782m of climbing, you would normally expect this to be one for the sprinters, but I’m not too sure. Some will hope to be there for the finish, but puncheurs will sense a...