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Dwars door Vlaanderen Preview

“Northern Europe is about to be invaded—again. Racing on more than 1850 km of some of Europe’s harshest roads, the world’s best cyclists are about to…”       Forget that. Too cheesy… “Beginning tomorrow, the world’s greatest athletes will begin tackling the world’s hardest and most dangerous bike races!”       Nope. Too … Continue reading

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Via Roma…

To be honest, while I appreciate the history of this race, it’s never really sparked my passion. For me, it just seems a bit too predictable. Don’t get me wrong, Cancellara’s attack last year was terrific; I love to see the sprinters team’s foiled on the Via Roma. What about the distance? Yes, 294 km … Continue reading

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Cajun Hell

Not sure how many of you follow the blog over at Competitive Cyclist; if you don’t, you should start. Today among the various bits of goodness there’s a link to an article the New York Times did recently on the Rouge Roubaix, a 100-mile unpaved slog through some fine Louisiana back country. Note the people … Continue reading

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Hellingen van de Ronde

Only time for a short post today, but here’s something to keep you busy: the website for the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Sportif has links to the specifics of each col along the race route—paved and cobbled. There’s even a photo to accompany each berg. Which is your favorite? Post a comment to let us all … Continue reading

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L’Eroica

Don’t get me wrong, I love Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. With Mercury in 2001, I drove the second car in the Race to the Sun when we won 3 stages with Koerts, Van Petegem, and Guidi. It’s a beautiful race covering some of France’s most beautiful roads and scenery. However, it can’t be denied that there’s … Continue reading

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The Grin

We’ve seen it before. The smile of pain; the grin of exertion. It’s owner is usually off the front, fighting for the win; or about to be off the back, fighting for mere survival. Philip Gilbert is one who comes to mind. Known for suicide breaks such as last year’s Het Volk, Gilbert often throws … Continue reading

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