Belgium

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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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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La Flèche Wallonne 2018

Well that’s a wrap for my Spring Classics season. Balint will be on photo duties this weekend for L-B-L. Time to go home and check it’s still there! I haven’t seen much of it since the season started. It’s hard to talk about Flèche Wallonne and not talk about the Mur but so much of […]

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Peloton pass underneath at Le Samyn des Dames 2018 - a 103 km road race on February 27, 2018, from Quaregnon to Dour, Belgium. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com)

Le Samyn des Dames 2018

After thinking the weekend was cold, today reset the benchmark on what a cold race is really like! At the start it was -5°C (23°F for American’s) add in the wind and it felt much colder. One of camera’s didn’t like it either. It started ‘glitching’, I had to take it inside for a while […]

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Omloop van het Hageland 2018

You know when you eat ice cream too quickly and get ‘brain freeze’. That throbbing pain that bores into your brain behind your eyes and there’s nothing you can do but ride it out. That’s what Omloop van het Hageland was like, without the pleasure of tasting chocolate chip and vanilla. I’ve never known it […]

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