Viviani makes smooth transition to cobbles at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne

From the smooth boards of the velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to the rough and tumble of the cobbles of the Oude Kwaremont, Elia Viviani (Sky) scarcely missed a beat as he resumed his road duties at Belgium's Opening Weekend after claiming a brace of medals at the Track World Championships in Paris only last week.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.