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Healthy Ageing Tour 2019 – Stage 2

Before I get onto the really important stuff from today’s stage… Congrats Mieke, really happy to see you get the win! I’ve seen you try many times before and get caught at the last moment, so it was nice to see those efforts finally pay off. Now the important stuff… Today was all about being […]

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Healthy Ageing Tour 2019 – Stage 1

The travel itinerary for today at the Healthy Ageing Tour: Car ->Ferry->Train->Race and then reverse to get back to the race HQ. It’s a nice trip to Borkum and seeing the racing around the island, but wow it makes for a long day. We left Stadskanaal at 8:30 this morning and will return almost 12 […]

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Ronde van Vlaanderen 2019

And just like that, it’s done. There’s a huge build up to Ronde van Vlaanderen throughout the Spring and before you know it, it’s over. It won’t go down as an unforgettable edition of the race but was enjoyable none the less. I’m especially happy for Cille getting her third place finish. I remember back […]

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Dwars door Vlaanderen 2019

Looking at the forecast yesterday I was convinced I was going to get drowned today. Even when dropping my car off at the finish in Waregem this morning and riding to the start, there were spots of rain and some very ominous looking black clouds on the horizon, but somehow we stayed dry! The jersey […]

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Gent Wevelgem 2019

Gent Wevelgem, the start of a huge week of cycling in Flanders, culminating in the REALLY big one next weekend. As the alarm starting blaring this morning it felt way too early: Losing an hour for Summer time and another coming across from the UK yesterday was a struggle! Not much to say about the […]

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2019 AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne

The thing I remember from last year’s race reports was the horrible conditions: strong winds and rain. We’ve had none of that yesterday, just a gentle Thursday, with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. It was so ‘easy’, that the pace of the peloton almost 15 minutes faster than the advertised times in the road […]

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Trofeo Binda 2019

I’ve always found it interesting, looking for at people’s photos from races and observing how different people can see the same scene so differently. One isn’t necessarily better or worse than the other, just different. Turns out this doesn’t just apply to photo locations but entire races. There are some races both Balint and I […]

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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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