Arnaud Démare won Milano-Sanremo, and along with results from other up-and-comers, is it time to stop writing off French wins?
The 24-year-old became the first Frenchman to win a major classic last month at Milano-Sanremo.
Several riders crashed in the Tour of Flanders, including classics legend Tom Boonen — who is a go for Paris-Roubaix.
Greg Van Avermaet, among the top pre-race favorites in Flanders, crashed out of the race Sunday
Will Sunday's cobbled race end with a mad dash to the line thanks to a long run into Wevelgem, or will an opportunist take over?
Arnaud Démare's big win in Sanremo is further proof that French cycling has turned the corner after a couple dark decades.
Arnaud Démare set a new Strava KOM on the Cipressa at Sanremo, but he says the Strava data proves he didn't take a tow from a car.
Eros Capecchi and Matteo Tosatto accuse Arnaud Démare of relying on a tow from his team car to rejoin the Sanremo peloton after a crash
Arnaud Démare recovers from a crash to sprint to victory ahead of Ben Swift and Jurgen Roelandts in the first monument classic of 2016
French sprinter Arnaud Démare sprints to victory on a tricky Paris-Nice stage that includes dirt roads and short, punchy climbs.