Watch vintage races in full
Re-watch nineties legends, villains and fan favourites doing battle across Europe, thanks to a free-to-watch YouTube Channel.
Once upon a time, the only way we could enjoy actual footage of our favourite Classics was months later when they were released on VHS, with commentary by legends Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
Thanks to YouTube channel, Classic Cycling, these VHS are now available online, so you can watch two and four hour extended highlights.
Sure, the Tour de France is great to watch, but if you're the only cycling fan in your household, then explaining how someone can win a stage but not wear the maillot jaune gets tiring.
Gather your family and turn on our hand-selected, vintage clips from the Spring Classics. If the mud, crashes and crazy attacks don't turn them into armchair pundits, we're at a loss. Plus the winner is the winner — simple!
Mastery from Museeuw
It is 2002 and the Paris-Roubaix is in full swing — well, more like full skid. It is the last time the race was truly muddy. Belgian rider, Johan Museeuw, is on the hunt for a third victory. The weather make the cobbles unpredictable, as ever.
The Legend of VDB
Frank Vandenbroucke was on his way to becoming a sporting star in Belgium. His performance at Leige-Baston-Leige in 1999 rocketed him to superstar status. Vandenbroucke was so confident of victory that he told journalists beforehand the exact spot where he would make his race-winning attack — and attack and win the 25-year-old surely did.
Hincapie and the 2006 Paris-Roubaix
All George Hincapie wanted to do was win the Paris Roubaix. Ever since the late nineties, Hincapie has targeted the cobbled Classics. He has ten top 10 placings in the Tour of Flanders and the same in Paris-Roubaix. In 2006, it was looking good for George — the perfect build up and good weather. This would be the last time he would enter. So could he win it?
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