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Tour of Flanders 2014 live

  • Tour of Flanders 2014 result:

    1 Cancellara
    2 Van Avermaet
    3 Vanmarcke
    4 Vandenbergh
    5 Kristoff
    6 Terpstra
    7 Boonen
    8 Thomas
    9 Leukemans
    10 Langeveld
    4/6/2014 2:52:18 PM
  • Welcome along to our live coverage of the Tour of Flanders. We're over half way through the race, with 111km to go.
    4/6/2014 11:59:40 AM
  • Before we bring you up to speed with what's happened so far, we can tell you tell you there has just been a huge crash on a descent. Two-time Flanders winner Stijn Devolder was the biggest name involved, but the Belgian is back on his bike.
    4/6/2014 12:01:23 PM
  • That's the latest of many crashes already in the race so far. Earlier, Johan Vansummeren collided with a spectator and is out of the race. The spectator has been taken to hospital and is reported to be in a critical condition.
    4/6/2014 12:02:42 PM
  • Another crash and it's a Trek rider down. Looks like Yaroslav Popovych...
    4/6/2014 12:05:47 PM
  • And again, it was caused by a collision with a spectator. Popovych is barely moving here. Looks like a shoulder/collarbone injury.
    4/6/2014 12:06:24 PM
  • In terms of the racing, there are nine riders in the breakaway with a 3'33" gap. The escapees are:

    - Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge)
    - Raymond Kreder (Garmin-Sharp)
    - Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha)
    - Romain Zingle (Cofidis)
    - Stig Broeckx (Lotto Belisol)
    - James Vanlandschoot (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
    - Taylor Phinney (BMC)
    - Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
    - Andrea Palini (Lampre-Merida)
    4/6/2014 12:09:09 PM
  • All the talk in the build-up to the race has been the potential battle for victory between the Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Peter Sagan. Here are all the favourites...
    4/6/2014 12:11:30 PM
  • 4/6/2014 12:11:43 PM
  • The crash in which Devolder fell has cut the peloton in half. Two distinct groups on the road separated by about 100m. Looks like it's going to come back together imminently though.
    4/6/2014 12:13:00 PM
  • Another crash! Lotto Belisol's Tony Gallopin the man to hit the deck. He's back up and running again though.
    4/6/2014 12:14:44 PM
  • Omega Pharma - Quick-Step have done the bulk of the work on the front of the peloton today, with Trek Factory Racing occasionally chipping in. We also saw Sir Bradley Wiggins putting in a fairly lengthy turn as well a little earlier.
    4/6/2014 12:15:24 PM
  • We're keen to hear your views on today's race. If you want to make a prediction or have your say on events, tweet us at either @SkyCycling or @teamsky
    4/6/2014 12:17:05 PM
  • Team Sky rider Gabriel Rasch is down now - yet another crash.
    4/6/2014 12:18:29 PM
  • This race is won and lost on the climbs and cobbles. Three-time winner Johan Museeuw knows better than anyone where the key points are and highlights them all in this informative video:

    Museeuws Flanders guide

    SkySportsJohan Museeuw runs through what to expect from the Tour of Flanders, an event he won three times.
    4/6/2014 12:22:35 PM
  • We're under 100km to go now - 96km to be precise - and the breakaway's gap is down to 3'05". Taylor Phinney is doing the most of the work on the front of the escape group.
    4/6/2014 12:25:20 PM
  • Bernie Eisel is right up there at the head of the race for Team Sky, but it's still OPQS who are doing most of the chasing.
    4/6/2014 12:26:16 PM
  • Here's the profile of the race...

    4/6/2014 12:26:47 PM
  • Luke Rowe is now up with Eisel at the head of the race for Team Sky. Haven't seen a great deal of Geraint Thomas for a little while.
    4/6/2014 12:30:49 PM
  • The women's Tour of Flanders is also taking place right now and there is about 15km to go. Boels-Dolmans' Ellen van Dijk - team-mate of Britain's Lizzie Armitstead - is currently leading solo.
    4/6/2014 12:32:28 PM
  • Just worth mentioning that the two groups of the peloton have reformed and it's all back together. Devolder is back in there after his crash.
    4/6/2014 12:33:35 PM
  • The pace in the peloton has slowed a little. Lots of riders taking natural breaks, having a drink and something to eat. The gap to the breakaway is now 3'02".
    4/6/2014 12:34:31 PM
  • The rigours of the route are taking its toll on the breakaway, which is now down to just six riders.
    4/6/2014 12:37:51 PM
  • In the women's race, a counter-attack has just set off in pursuit of Van Dijk. There are three riders in there: Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Johansson and Elisa Longo Borghini. They are 40 seconds behind.
    4/6/2014 12:39:46 PM
  • Orica-GreenEdge's Mitchell Docker has just attacked off the front of the peloton. He's got a small gap, no response from the pack yet.
    4/6/2014 12:42:51 PM
  • The peloton is quite bunched together at the moment, but it will line out again shortly when the riders hit the next climb, the Kaperij.
    4/6/2014 12:47:06 PM
  • Into the last 5km of the women's race. Van Dijk still has 38" over Johansson, Armitstead and Longo Borghini.
    4/6/2014 12:47:46 PM
  • Van Dijk into the final 1km now. Still solo.
    4/6/2014 12:50:23 PM
  • Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) wins the women's Tour of Flanders solo.
    4/6/2014 12:52:34 PM
  • Lizzie Armitstead sprinted to second place in the women's race. That's her sixth podium in a row.
    4/6/2014 12:54:33 PM
  • If you haven't done so already, you can check out Scott Mitchell's Tour of Flanders training gallery HERE
    4/6/2014 1:00:16 PM
  • And you can enter our competition to win Muc-Off's entire bike cleaning range HERE
    4/6/2014 1:01:06 PM
  • If you fancy a laugh, take a look at Round 3 of the #SKYvOGE Battle Series where we take on our Orica-GreenEDGE counterparts in a supermarket sweep!

    Watch that HERE
    4/6/2014 1:03:15 PM
  • Thanks for all the votes in our poll so far - it looks like Fabian Cancellara's favourite at the moment but it's tight at the top!
    4/6/2014 1:04:21 PM
  • Bernhard Eisel has jumped from the peloton and joined a three-man move who are attempting to bridge to the six-man break. 70km to go at #RVV
    4/6/2014 1:07:01 PM
  • ANOTHER crash with the Russian champion among several riders who appeared to hit a telegraph pole...
    4/6/2014 1:09:14 PM
  • Peter Sagan is now topping our opinion poll! He's been keeping his powder dry so far as we head back to the Oude Kwaremont with 65km to go.
    4/6/2014 1:12:29 PM
  • More riders down with Martin Reimer from MTN Quebeka looking particularly hurt, although he is dusting himself down now.
    4/6/2014 1:14:05 PM
  • Nice to see plenty of you fancy Geraint Thomas to do something today. He's certainly been looking good in training over the past few days.
    4/6/2014 1:15:10 PM
  • Trek Factory Racing are driving the peloton hard now.
    4/6/2014 1:18:34 PM
  • Astana and Belkin are now on the front. The pace is going to be really high heading onto the Oude Kwaremont!
    4/6/2014 1:20:12 PM
  • Tinkoff-Saxo also riding hard!
    4/6/2014 1:20:34 PM
  • We've just been told there's nearly one million people watching on the roadside today! Perfect conditions in Belgium right now.
    4/6/2014 1:23:10 PM
  • Luke Rowe is now taking a big turn on the front of the peloton, making sure Geraint Thomas is well positioned heading onto the Oude Kwaremont. 55km to go
    4/6/2014 1:23:58 PM
  • Topsport's Kenneth Van Bilsen has just jumped from the peloton and will be aiming to bridge over to the Bernhard Eisel group.
    4/6/2014 1:25:00 PM
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