Highlights of Lizzie Armitstead’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win, and more videos of the week

Make the most of the highlights of Lizzie Armitstead showing just why she is a worthy world champion, plus more of the best cycling videos from around the internet

Unfortunately, the women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was not broadcast live despite the cameras being in place ahead of the men’s race, the finish line being in the same place and the men’s race being pretty sedate for the time the women’s was on.

What’s more, the very fact that these highlights exist indicates that the cameras were rolling when Lizzie Armitstead was showing just why she’s world champion.

As an aside, it’s interesting to see the contrast in what riders wear in the early season races: Armitstead looks like she’s off out for a training ride in Monaco while many of the others are dressed for deep winter.

Marcel Kittel’s toughest day

After Marcel Kittel‘s horror season in 2015, it’s a surprise to find that his toughest day actually occurred four years before.

After a sprint win at the Vuelta a EspaƱa, the German sprinter really suffered the following day.

Homemade carbon bikes

This very interesting video shows Adrian Smith building his own carbon mountain bikes, using a 3D printer than he also made himself.

If his riding is as good as his tinkering then he’s probably pretty handy on the trails.

Women’s WorldTour preview

With much work still to do to bring equal prominence to women’s cycling, the 2016 season will see the first women’s WorldTour. Here’s a preview of the calendar, including the Tour of Flanders where Armitstead will be looking to repeat her Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win.

Tour of Britain preview

The Tour of Britain route has now been revealed, and looks to have addressed some of the problems with transfers that the riders voiced last year.

An ever popular race for British fans, the spectators are expected to be out in their thousands again come September.

Men’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Here are the highlights of the men’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. A good race thanks to the attacking style of the breakaway, and also thanks to Peter Sagan coming second once again.