Gallopin mulling return to cobbled Classics

Tony Gallopin's Spring Classics campaign gets fully into gear this weekend when he leads Lotto-Soudal’s attack at the Amstel Gold Race having sat out the cobbled Classics over the past month. However, the 27-year-old Frenchman has admitted to having some regrets at missing the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, to the point where his Belgian team have indicated that he could contest those races as their leader in future if he so desires.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).