Valgren battles back from crash to take fourth at Tour of Flanders

When Michael Valgren (Astana) hit the deck with still 100 kilometres to run at the Tour of Flanders, the Dane thought that any chance he had of doing anything in the Monument had been dealt a fatal blow. However, with a little help from his friends, the Astana rider not only made it back to the front group but was in contention for the podium, with defending champion Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) finally beating him to third place.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.