Peter Sagan and Lizzie Armitstead win in Tour of Flanders

Lizzie Armitstead of Britain won a sprint finish to triumph the women’s Tour of Flanders for the very first time. Peter Sagan, the fellow world champ, won men’s race with solo win. Lizzie, who rides for Boels-Dolmans team, left behind Emma Johansson of Sweden to win her race that is now part of Women’s WorldTour.
The duo broke clear on final climb. A group of 9 were unable to go after them down and Lizzie won in a long sprint to the line. This is the twenty-seven year old’s 4th victory of this season following her success at the Omloop het Nieuwsblad Trofeo Binda and Strade Bianche.
Sagan was twenty-five seconds clear of 3 time champ Fabian Cancellara, who was contending in his final Tour of Flanders, along with Sep Vanmarcke 3rd. The cyclist from Slovakia dropped Sep on the Paterberg, the tough cobbled ascent that has a maximum gradient of twenty percent, then held off Cancellara’s challenge, heightening his lead in the past five kilometers of the 255 kilometers race.
Luke Rowe of Britain was in the 5th spot, forty-eight seconds behind Sagan, along with fellow Welshman as well as Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas twelfth.

Schleck Not Confirmed For 2015 Paris-Nice

The 2015 season started with a rocky patch for Frank Schleck. Much to the dismay of his fans, the senior Schleck brother has not been confirmed for 2015 Paris-Nice.

Frank was really hopeful to come up with a spectacular performance at Paris-Nice this year but it was his unfortunate injury that ruined his chances at the championship. The Trek rider met with a bad crash on the initial day of Ruta Sol which left him with a severe quadricep muscular hematoma.

It led his team to declare that the rider won’t be able to participate in Paris-Nice this time.

The Schleck senior is wise enough to understand the situation.

“I’m recovering yet it isn’t as speedy as I hoped for”, stated Frank while discussing about his non-participation in Paris-Nice.

“I am still in a painful situation and it aches to walk- however it feels tad better while I am on my bike. Thus, I would be capable of training for something like 2 hours on road now yet certainly this isn’t sufficient to gear up for an esteemed race such as Paris-Nice.”