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Your source for results of recent bicycle races, along with past race results, beginning in 1896 with the first Paris-Roubaix. Use the menu options above for archives.

latest race results
Dec 15: Scheldecross
Dec 15:
Men
1. Mathieu Van der Poel
2. Wout van Aert
3. Toon Aerts
Dec 15:
Women
1. Denise Betsema
2. Lucinda Brand
3. Laura Verdonschot
Dec 1: GP Hasselt Cyclocross
Dec 1:
Men
1. Kevin Pauwels
2. Jens Adams
3. Eli Iserbyt
Dec 1:
Women
1. Ellen van Loy
2. Denise Betsema
3. Sanne Cant
Nov 18: Flandriencross
Nov 18:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Tom Meeusen
3. Laurens Sweeck
Nov 18:
Women
1. Annemarie Worst
2. Sanne Cant
3. Ellen Van Loy
Nov 11: Gavere Cyclocross
Nov 11:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Toon Aerts
3. Wout van Aert
Nov 11:
Women
1. Alice Arzuffi
2. Nikki Brammeier
3. Sanne Cant
Nov 4: European Cross Champs
Nov 4:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Wout van Aert
3. Laurens Sweeck
Nov 4:
Women
1. Annemarie Worst
2. Marianne Vos
3. Denise Betsema
Nov 1: Cyclocross Koppenberg
Nov 1:
Men
1. Toon Aerts
2. Michael Vanthourenhout
3. Wout van Aert
Nov 1:
Women
1. Kim Van de Steene
2. Alice Arzuffi
3. Annemarie Worst
Oct 23 - 31: Tour of Hainan
Oct 31, Stage 9:
Changjiang - Danzhou
1. Simon Pellaud
2. Peter Schulting
3. Lorenzo Rota
Final GC Leader: Fausto Masnada
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Latest feature post: Dec 14: A short history of Sachs. John Neugent sent us the first installment of his history of the iconic component maker.

News: December 17: Telefónica to sponsor Movistar team through 2021; Astana 2019 team presented

December 16: No news post today

December 15: Team Sunweb's 2019 kit; CCC Team looks to 2019 season; Trek-Segafredo teams to use SRAM components

December 14: Stef Clement ends pro cycling career; INSCYD explains training for the approaching season; How cycling can contribute to slowing climate change

December 13: Sky to bring involvement in cycling to a close after 2019 season; Sky's open letter to its fans; The U.K. Guardian's report on Sky sponsorship withdrawal; McLaren to become joint venture partner in Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling Team

December 12: UCI releases list of WorldTeams and Professional Continental Teams for the 2019 season; Visma is new sponsor of 2018's LottoNL-Jumbo team; Ag2r-La Mondiale announces 2019 squad

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Tour of Flanders: The Inside Story

The Tour of Flanders is Belgium's most brutal day in the saddle. The bike-crazed Flemish don't just send riders over cobblestone roads. Nor are they content to break the racers' legs with nearly 20 steep hills. No, the worst of all cycling worlds meet in Flanders with narrow, vertical roads paved with slippery, dangerous cobbles. The hills are so steep they are called muurs, or walls, and they come one after another, for hours, until the riders are shattered with exhaustion.

The Tour of Flanders is so fiendishly difficult that man who wins it earns everlasting fame.

Les Woodland tells the inside story of how the Flandrians became the world's most formidable racers, and of the dream of one writer to create a signature race, one that would showcase the Flemish virtues of toughness, endurance and determination.

That dream became the Tour of Flanders, one of cycling's monuments. Come join Les for a fascinating ride in the cobbled hills of Flanders.

Click here to learn more and to get your copy of Tour of Flanders: The Inside Story in print, eBook or audiobook version.

Roger Decock

Since our book of the week is Les Woodland's Tour of Flanders: the Inside Story, it is only fitting that our week's picture is from that brutal race.

Pictured above is Roger Decock winning the 1952 edition after more than seven and a half hours of suffering. That year the riders had to cover 258 kilometers (160 miles) .

Behind Decock, but given the same time are Loretto Petrucci and Briek Schotte.

Decock's other big career win was the 1951 Paris-Nice.

We have complete results for every edition of the Tour of Flanders. You can access them here.

What you'll find in our site:

The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.

Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.

We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.

This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.

We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.

Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.

What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.

If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.

And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.

Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.