2018 RBC Gran Fondo Silicon Valley, Saturday June 23, 2018. Limited to 1000 cyclists. Registration opens September 15, 2017 at 10am PST.
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PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the one of the hardest one day races, at 258 kilometers it contains 10 "official" climbs, totalling around 4,000 metres - harder than some Tour de France mountain stages.

The Ardennes which straddle the Belgian Wallonia and Dutch Limburg regions is suited to climbers and puncheurs who can hit out and cope with the short, sharp climbs with steep and varying gradients.

Preview of the race, the course, the teams and the favorites - for the last Classics race of Spring.

 
VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne
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VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne

Michael Valgren from Astana crashed with 67 km to go at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.

It was a terrible fall, the Astana rider hit his head and face, and suffered bruises to his right arm and leg.

Sitting by the roadside not knowing what had happened, race officials quickly sent Valgren to hospital of the city of Huy for a detailed medical examination.

 
Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne
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Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne

Spaniard claims fifth career win at Flèche Wallonne to take his tenth individual win this season.

Valverde was as strong as usual on the decisive climb of the Mur de Huy.

Following impressive work from the Movistar Team, Valverde controlled the opposition with ease before doing his classic acceleration from just less than 200 meters from the finish line.

 
PREVIEW: Fleche Wallonne
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PREVIEW: Fleche Wallonne

The 81st edition of La Flèche Wallonne is a 200km race that winds through the steep hills of the Ardennes this Wednesday April 19th.

The race is marked by the finish at the top of the Mur de Huy, a 1.3 kilometre climb with its steepest section at 17%. La Flèche Wallonne takes in nine climbs towards the end of the race.

Last year, Alejandro Valverde took his fourth win, out sprinting Julian Alaphilippe and Dan Martin.

 
Peter Sagan to race Eschborn-Frankfurt
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Peter Sagan to race Eschborn-Frankfurt

It will be the first ever time for the BORA – hansgrohe captain, racing the “Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt” on May 1st. The demanding 220km course, with a finishing circuit in Frankfurt, should suit the UCI World Champion.

After Paris-Roubaix, Sagan took a three-week vacation. Eschborn-Frankfurt will be the start to his second part of the season, which leads him after Frankfurt with Amgen Tour of California and Tour de Suisse, to the Tour de France in Düsseldorf.

His goal there will be to retain his five consecutive wins of the Green Jersey.