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Flèche Wallonne analysis: timing is everything

Daniel Moreno proved to be the strongest rider on the finishing climb of the Mur de Huy to win Flèche Wallonne. But is the race in danger of becoming formulaic?

Amstel Gold analysis: Roman rode

Saxo Bank’s Roman Kreuziger took a maiden Classic win with a solo breakaway in the Amstel Gold Race

Amstel Gold analysis: the king is dead

Enrico Gasparotto was a surprise winner at Amstel Gold, after defending champion Philippe Gilbert failed to produce his best form.

Stage 10 analysis: And it’s Ca… Blimey, it’s Greipel!

An incredible attacking finale, with the yellow and green jerseys off the front, was followed by an unpredictable sprint in Carmaux.

Stage eight analysis: The phoney war

Heroic performances from Thor Hushovd saw him finishing the day wearing the yellow jersey, and the stage saw the first successful long-range attack of the 2011 Tour, but the race favourites rode cagily to Super Besse.

It’s not that easy being green

The points classification of the 2011 Tour has turned into a fascinating battle of racing styles.

Stage five analysis: A Briton in Brittany

The Tour came alive as it traversed Brittany to the northern coast of France, with an exciting finale and exceptional sprint win for Mark Cavendish.

Tour talking points, part one

Analysis behind the headlines at the Tour de France.

Stage one analysis: Gilbert first. The rest, nowhere

Crashes, and one of the strongest uphill sprinters ever seen in cycling, wrought carnage in the Vendée.

Gilbertissimo! Liège-Bastogne-Liège analysis

Never has anybody in cycling made anything so difficult look so easy. Philippe Gilbert’s Liège victory netted the Belgian an Ardennes triple crown.