Videos & more! 2016 Omloop het Nieuwsblad, Evie’s Hour and Omloop van het Hageland

Such a huge opening weekend to the 2016 Road season – and we have videos, photos and more media from the races, and from Evelyn Stevens breaking the UCI Hour Record in Colorado.

Omloop het Nieuwsblad

As usual, there’s very little to see of the women’s Omloop het Nieuwsblad, which is a huge shame as it sounds like a great race. What we do have is a short highlights video from Sporza, with interview with winner Lizzie Armitstead at the end.  And here’s another interview with Armitstead from Felix Mattis:

Lizzie’s friend and training partner Tiffany Cromwell came third:

1.   Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans, 3:23:05
2.   Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels-Dolmans,  + 00:29
3.   Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.
4.   Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, s.t.
5.   Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance, s.t.
6.   Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
7.   Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle-High5, s.t.
8.   Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto-Soudal, s.t.
9.   Carmen Small (USA) Cervélo-Bigla, s.t.
10. Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle-High5, s.t.

Full results

Race reports from Boels-Dolmans, Liv-Plantur, Rabo-Liv, Cervélo Bigla and ORICA-AIS – and photo galleries from Boels and Cervélo.  There’s also a race report and photo gallery about Canyon-SRAM on the Rapha website, in their own particular style.

There are lots of rider quotes in this photo gallery on Ella Cycling Tips – and more photo galleries from Velofocus and Mini Bear Travels.

ORICA-AIS rider Sarah Roy finished in the second big group, and talks about her race:


Gutted for Ellen van Dijk…


Evelyn Stevens’ Hour Record

There’s a short highlights clip, and the full hour replay, here on the USA Cycling livestream.

9 year old Abby Henderson interview Evie after the Hour:

Of course you should read the Boels-Dolmans report, and there’s tons more media out there, including Cyclingnews, Ella Cycling Tips and the Ella photo gallery.


SPAR Omloop van het Hageland

Because it’s a Belgian race, this one has two names – it’s also known as Tielt-Winge.  And the Lotto Cycling Cup has always has great media, but this year it’s excelled itself, as the race was streamed live!  You can watch the full race replay on livestream (with that great musical accompaniment) and their fantastic 18 mins highlights, all made by the wonderful Motomedia team.

1.   Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini, 3:29:08
2.   Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, s.t.
3.   Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervélo-Bigla, s.t.
4.   Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance, s.t.
5.   Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
6.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
7.   Sarah Roy (Aus) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
8.   Jip van den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
9.   Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
10. Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.

Full results

Felix Mattis talked to Leah Kirchmann and Lotta Lepistö about their podiums:

Race reports from Alé Cipollini, Liv-Plantur, Cervélo-Bigla, Rabo-Liv, ORICA-AIS and Boels-Dolmans.

Photo galleries from both Omloops by Liv-Plantur, and Tielt-Winge galleries from the Lotto Cycling Cup, Cervélo-Bigla, Cylance and Boels-Dolmans.

Felix also talked to Gracie Elvin about attacking all weekend:


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