Bos, only just

Monday, May 26th

Like on the previous day, stage 2 of the World Ports Classic finished with an impressive bunched sprint in the streets of Rotterdam. After André Greipel yesterday, young Dutchman Ramon Sinkeldam... Read more

At the heart of the matter...


Cycling's bastions have a special ambience, one that the riders recognise and from which they draw a part of their motivation.

Some nations treat cycling as almost an art form and as a way of life. Amongst them, the Netherlands and Belgium belong to the countries most involved and most fanatical about cycling as a sport, which is the utmost expression of this two-wheeled means of transport. Consequently, the creation of a race uniting these two countries was a logical coming together and all the more evident given that the two biggest ports in Europe were the driving force behind the idea. With a two-stage format and demanding characteristics, due to the constantly threatening wind on the Zeeland plains, the journey between Rotterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam offers a subtle variation from the spring classics which light up these lands each year. Some riders will see it as a means of making up lost time and ground, or another opportunity to fine-tune their form before tackling the most prestigious of trophies. Indeed, it is impossible to find anything but good reasons to bring together a pack of such ambitious riders, capable of offering a highly intense show to a public of connoisseurs and enthusiasts.

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Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2


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