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Cycling: Fleche Wallonne recent winners

Winners of the Fleche Wallonne Spring Classic race over the last 15 years ahead of the 199.5km 2014 edition which begins in Bastogne on Wednesday: 2013 - Dani Moreno (ESP) 2012 - Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) 2011 - Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 2010 - Cadel Evans (AUS) 2009 - Davide Rebellin (ITA) 2008 - Kim Kirchen (LUX) 2007 - Davide Rebellin (ITA) 2006 - Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2005 - Danilo Di Luca (ITA) 2004 - Davide Rebellin (ITA) 2003 - Igor Astarloa (ESP) 2002 - Mario Aerts (BEL)

Cycling: All eyes on Gilbert ahead of Fleche Wallonne

Philippe Gilbert's tour de force on the Cauberg climb during Sunday's Amstel Gold Race did more than bring him a third title in the Netherlands, it also established him as the favourite for Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne. In a stunning demonstration of power and acceleration, the 31-year-old Belgian demonstrated he is back to the form that brought him an Ardennes Classics treble in 2011. Back then he won his second Amstel Gold Race before going on to add Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege success as well.

Cycling: FDJ.fr team for Giro d'Italia

French team FDJ.fr published on Monday their team to compete in the Giro d'Italia which starts in Belfast on May 9: Nacer Bouhanni (FRA), Sebastien Chavanel (FRA), Arnaud Courteille (FRA), Murillo Fischer (BRA), Alexandre Geniez (FRA), Johan Le Bon (FRA), Francis Mourey (FRA), Laurent Pichon (FRA), Geoffrey Soupe (FRA). afp

Cycling: Mean, lean Gilbert eyes Ardennes three-peat

A new, leaner Philippe Gilbert stormed to victory at the Amstel Gold Race and then set his sights on a second Ardennes treble. It was his third victory on the 251.8km course that began in Maastricht and ended in Valkenburg on Sunday with a demonstration of Gilbert's strength after he accelerated away from the competition on the final Cauberg climb.

Cycling: Gilbert lands Amstel Gold hat-trick

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert surged clear on the final Cauberg climb to win his third Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The 31-year-old -- winner in 2010 and 2011 -- made his move inside the final 4km following a dummy-attack by BMC team-mate Samuel Sanchez and by the top of the climb, 1.8km from the finish, he was well clear. Belgian Jelle Vanendert escaped from a group of chasers to take second, five seconds back, while Australia's Simon Gerrans out-sprinted Spain's Alejandro Valverde and Pole Michal Kwiatkowski for third a further second behind.

Cycling: Gilbert lands Amstel Gold hat-trick

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert surged clear on the final Cauberg climb to win his third Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The 31-year-old -- winner in 2010 and 2011 -- made his move inside the final 4km following a dummy-attack by BMC team-mate Samuel Sanchez and by the top of the climb, 1.8km from the finish, he was well clear. Belgian Jelle Vanendert escaped from a group of chasers to take second while Australia's Simon Gerrans out-sprinted Spain's Alejandro Valverde and Pole Michal Kwiatkowski for third.

Cycling: Amstel Gold Race recent winners

A list of the last 15 winners of the Amstel Gold Race ahead of the 2014 edition which begins in Maastricht on Sunday: 2013 - Roman Kreuziger (CZE) 2012 - Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) 2011 - Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 2010 - Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 2009 - Serguei Ivanov (RUS) 2008 - Damiano Cunego (ITA) 2007 - Stefan Schumacher (GER) 2006 - Franck Schleck (LUX) 2005 - Danilo Di Luca (ITA) 2004 - Davide Rebellin (ITA) 2003 - Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) 2002 - Michele Bartoli (ITA)

Cycling: Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. Wiggins put in an impressive showing at Sunday's 'Hell of the North' by coming home in a 10-strong group 20 seconds behind winner Niki Terpstra.

Cycling: Cancellara seeks new Paris-Roubaix success

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara on Sunday sought a record-equalling fourth win in the gruelling Paris-Roubaix cycling classic across the cobbles of northern France. Cancellara was among 199 riders who started the "Hell of the North" race under grey skies and cool tempertures at Compiegne castle, just north of Paris. The 33-year-old, who is known on the tour as "Spartacus", is looking to equal the four victories registered by Belgians Roger de Vlaeminck and Tom Boonen.

Cycling: Cancellera seeks new Paris-Roubaix success

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara on Sunday sought a record fourth win in the gruelling Paris-Roubaix cycling classic across the cobbles of northern France. Cancellara was among 199 riders who started the "Hell of the North" race under grey skies at Compiegne castle, just north of Paris. The 33-year-old, who is known on the tour as "Spartacus", is looking to equal the four victories registered by Belgians Roger de Vlaeminck and Tom Boonen.
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