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.
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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 España, 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
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