Thoughts & Photos on the Road

Ronde van Drenthe 2019

Well that was eventful. Leading up to the race all the talk had been about the crazy wind that had been blasting the region all week. After breakfast on Sunday it was incredibly calm outside, there were even a few hints on blue sky overhead! As the race went on there was a bit of […]

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Drentse 8 2019

Today should have been all about the new look VAMberg but the weather had other plans. Since I arrived in Dwingeloo it has been crazy windy and pouring with rain. This morning ahead of the race, the rain had cleared but the wind was still blowing and had brought some reinforcements! Just standing at the […]

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Strade Bianche 2019

So that’s it! The best race of the year is over, it’s all downhill from here to the end of the season! Just kidding… but Strade Bianche is one of the season highlights. Come rain or shine it delivers every year, without fail. If the UCI announced they were overhauling the UCI Women’s WorldTour and […]

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Le Samyn des Dames 2019

We have another new winner! Congratulations Jip van den Bos on your first pro win! It’s always nice when good people win races. Not that the other winners this year aren’t good people, oh I’ll just stop digging myself into a hole! 😀 That’s this little block of Belgian racing done! Next stop Siena for […]

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Spar Omloop van het Hageland 2019

When I saw Omloop van het Hageland has a new start town for 2019 I was really excited. Mostly as at the old location in Tielt-Winge the teams were spread far and wide across the town. Turned out the start in Tienen was even more spread out. All the teams were parked together but sign […]

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Omloop het Nieuwsblad – Elite Women 2019

After starting the season with races in Australia and Spain, it all starts to get a bit more serious now the racing has begun in Belgium. With each year that passes the Omloop het Nieuwsblad course seems to resemble more and more like Ronde van Vlaanderen. A reminder that the really big one is not […]

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Setmana Ciclista Valenciana 2019 – Stage 1

If Australian early season races are the cycling equivalent of football pre-season friendlies. Stage one of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana was definitely the opening fixture of the premier league. All the big name teams were out with their posh new kits, and spotless bikes on display. For me these early races are all about re-familiarising myself […]

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2019

That’s a wrap on this Australia trip, it feels like I’ve been away forever! When I woke up this morning, it was a relief to see the 40 degree temperatures from the day before had subsided, I even debated wearing a jacket on the moto ahead of the race! Still managed to get sunburnt though: […]

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Toward Zero Race Melbourne

It’s a bit like a ‘big crit’ except it’s not… more like a team points race with points up for grabs every other lap. The format might have been interesting but the big talking point of the day was the heat! With temperatures over 40ºC, I’m pretty sure it was a lot higher inside my […]

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