Remembering the time Ian Stannard played Quick-Step at their own game and won

Joe Robinson 25 Jan 2019 The Classics are coming and we cannot stop thinking about Ian Stannard What's the best cycling race you've ever watched? I'm not talking about roadside or after the results have rolled in either. I mean the best race you watched live on the telly. The real excitement of not knowing what will happen next, glued to your sofa with your eyes fixed to Eurosport. Maybe Matty Hayman winning Paris-Roubaix out of nowhere in 2016 or maybe Stage 18 of the 1986 Tour de France when LeMond and Hinault crossed the Alpe d'Huez finish line hand in hand. Or Wiggo at the 2012 Olympic Games, that was good, wasn't it? For me it's easy. It's the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Man, what a race. Honestly, I don't think I've ever been so excited by cycling. It still gives me chills today. It's the race that I ...

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