Instead of trying to explain them I instead refer you to a really good article on them on the highly recommended Belgium Knee Warmers blog entitled The Monuments which explains the significance of the five races.
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Why the UCI needs to make more money
Cor, the Tour of Beijing has ruffled feathers among the noisy few. For all the cries of despair, you’d think the world of cycling was coming to an end. I’m going to cut straight in: the value to the sport of accessing markets where cycling is a ingrained activity is vital for its survival. A solvent, well-financed UCI is equally important to cycling’s future. And if you’re looking for a financial…
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