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VIDEO: Greg Van Avermaet takes E3 Harelbeke
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VIDEO: Greg Van Avermaet takes E3 Harelbeke

Greg Van Avermaet has won the E3 Harelbeke, his second victory of the season.

The rider of BMC was the fastest in the three-men final sprint and beat Philippe Gilbert and Oliver Naesen. Favorite Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) was involved in a crash and abandoned. 

“It’s really nice to win a classic that matters, and for me it’s the first time in E3,” said Van Avermaet. “It gives me all the confidence for Flanders.”

 
VIDEO: Lampaert wins Dwars Door Vlaanderen for Quick-Step Floors
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VIDEO: Lampaert wins Dwars Door Vlaanderen for Quick-Step Floors

The  cobbled climbs took their toll on the peloton which included the the Kwaremont and Paterberg.

Yves Lampaert took victory after the Belgian Quick-Step rider solo'ed away from a four man break that included teammate Philippe Gilbert. Astana's Alexey Lutsenko rounded up the podium.

Quick-Step Floors produced some exciting, nail-biting, racing at the start of the Classics season.

 
LIVE: Dwars Door Vlaanderen
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LIVE: Dwars Door Vlaanderen Cobbled Classic

The familiar bergs and cobbles of Flanders, with the first appearance this spring of the Oude-Kwaremont and the Paterberg with 30km to go. At 200km, the race is often selective but doesn't always manage to break up the bunch.

Debusschere will be looking to retain his title and Vanmarcke, Degenkolb, Matthews, Demare, Coquard and others will hope it comes down to a sprint.

The Quick Step team is looking really strong, featuring Gilbert, sprint talent Gaviria, Stybar, Terpstra and others.

 
Kwiatkowski posts Milan-Sanremo winning ride on Strava
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Kwiatkowski posts Milan-Sanremo winning ride on Strava

Peter Sagan's attack on the final climb of the Poggio was epic. Many Sprinters like Kristoff said afterwards they just couldn't follow, as they were on the limit.

It was Tom Dumoulin from Sun Web who really grabbed the race by the scruff of the neck, after he pulled over just before the top of the Poggio, Sagan launched his attack. Only Alaphilippe and Kwiatkowski set about bridging across to Sagan.

This is what it took to beat the World Champion and win Milan-San Remo.

 
VIDEO: Watch Kwiatkowski win San Remo
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Michal Kwiatkowski wins Milan-San Remo

Tom Dumoulin was determined to shake off some of the top sprinters and set a high pace on the Poggio, the last climb of the day. 

The moment the Dutchman gave up, Peter Sagan put in a massive attack and only Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) and Kwiatkowski could follow.

Kwiatkowski out gunned Peter Sagan and Julian Alaphilippe in a tightly contested final sprint. 

Full report, results, live stream and video of the final 20 kilometres of the race.

 
LIVESTREAM: Milan - San Remo Today
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Milan - San Remo Start  List and Favorites

Milan-San Remo is the perfect race for Sprinters who do not back away from the occasional climb or Puncheurs willing to risk it all.

Can last year's winner Arnaud Demare succeed again at La Primavera? Milan-San Remo the opening Monument of the season, that marks the start of Spring, usually ends in a sprint with a peloton that's been smashed to pieces on the final climbs of the Cipressa or the Poggio.

Will a puncheur or overall strong man like Greg Van Avermaet or Peter Sagan take the win?

 
5,000 Tackle Gran Fondo Strade Bianche
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5,000 Cyclists Tackled Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

The Gran Fondo Strade Bianche by Trek took place recently with over 5,000 participants racing alongside Fabian Cancellara and his former team, Trek – Segafredo, together with many other champions including Paolo Bettini, Johann Museuuw, Ivan Basso, Andrea Tafi, Alessandro Ballan, and Alessandra Cappellotto, accompanied by RCS Sport Managing Director, Paolo Bellino, with the Mayor of Siena, Bruno Valentini and the Head of Sport, Leonardo Tafani.

The men’s race was won by Roberto Cesaro in 3h48’10”, while Simona Parente claimed the title in the women’s category in 4h07’56”.

 
LIVESTREAM: 2017 Milan-San Remo Preview
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LIVESTREAM: 2017 Milan-San Remo Preview

The 108th edition of Milan-San Remo is the first Monument and the longest one day race on the professional calendar at 180 miles.

La Primavera, marks the real start of Classics season. often viewed as a Sprinter's Classic with the fastest man over the Poggio likely to come out on top.

It is rarely so simple with climbs like the Cipressa and Poggio providing ample opportunities for the puncheurs and breakaway specialists to try and escape the Peloton - and the sprinters.

Watch all the action on Saturday March 18th.