On the one of the most important preparation races for the Tour de France the riders don’t have to wait to much for the first 1. category climb. Exactly 23 km, when the 10,6 km long Puy Mary starts on the very first stage.

Ans – Mur de Huy (195,5 km / 137,5 km + 2x 29,0 km) 1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick Step 4:55:14 2 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:00 3 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:06 4 Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:08 5 Maximilian Schachmann (GER) BoraContinue Reading

The best part of the cycling season start Saturday: the cobbled classics are coming. These are the 12 riders I think we should focus during the period from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (02.03) to Paris-Roubaix (14.04).