Monthly Archives: April 2009

Flèche Wallone – Preview

It’s April and it’s almost Wednesday; there must be a semi-classic to discuss! Calling the Flèche Wallone (“The Arrow of Wallonia”) a semi-classic might not be fair though. 195km of some of the Ardennes’ finest cols are on offer—11 in fact—including three trips up the infamous Mur de Huy. 1.3km in length, with an average … Continue reading

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Turkey for Me, Turkey for You…

I’m still reeling from the video of yesterday’s final stage of the Tour of Turkey. What a way to bring the sport to new audiences! I hope ESPN includes it in this week’s “Plays of the Week”. Maybe they can create a montage combining this footage with pictures of Tyler Hamilton winning Gold in Athens … Continue reading

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Tour of Turkey Stage 8 – Yellow Jersey Mayhem!

This just in from the Tour of Turkey. Absolute mayhem! Fast forward to about 3:35 and watch as a Rabobank rider grabs the Barloworld rider wearing the yellow jersey and literally throws him into the barriers. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this as more details arrive, but for now watch and be amazed. … Continue reading

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Amstel Gold Race – Live Stream

If you have Windows Media Player, click here. Otherwise, you might need to wait until 9:15EST when more coverage is set to begin. Update #1: Unfortunately, I’m not getting reliable links to streams today. Maybe because I’m using a Mac? Others say the link above works, so hopefully you’re able to enjoy the action.

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Amstel Gold Race – Preview

Yes, this comes a bit late in the day (the soigneurs might even be stirring soon—or at least returning to their hotels after a night on the town), but there’s still time to talk about tomorrow’s Amstel Gold Race. A relatively “new” classic (this year is only the 44th), the Amstel Gold race used to … Continue reading

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The Stones of Belgium – Part 3

The following is the third and final part of a story I wrote for Embrocation Cycling Journal, the brain-child of Jeremy Dunn. The story appeared in Issue Number 2. (You can buy issues 2 and 3 here. Please support them!) The first and second sections of the story can be found here. Two kilometers from … Continue reading

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