Asgreen puts cherry on the cake in Tour of Flanders

Danish champion Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) might seem a surprise winner of the 105th Tour of Flanders to many but there’ll be few people who will claim his victory on Easter Sunday wasn’t deserved. Pre-race favourites Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert had to bow to the big Dane. 

In 2019, Asgreen rode his first Tour of Flanders and finished solo as runner-up behind Alberto Bettiol. Two years later the now-26-year-old claimed the highest podium spot.

“It was always a dream of mine to come to those races and experience them. Finishing second in my first edition was really

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10 delicious polenta recipes, from scallops to cherry blossom cake | Italian food and drink

Polenta can feel like a food that takes for ever to make only to end up tasting of nothing. But a little invention and a lot of care will elevate your dinner into something tremendous. Here are 10 recipes that do exactly that.

Perfect polenta

Let’s start, as we do so often, with Felicity Cloake. If this is your first experience of polenta, start with her perfect polenta recipe from 2013. It still takes a while to make – three-quarters of an hour of near-constant stirring – and Cloake admits, from experience, that “even the dog won’t touch it”

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