Tag Archives: Belgium

A Visit to Handspun’s Facilities

Recently, I was lucky enough to take a trip to visit one of Pavé’s supporters, Handspun. Handspun is an expert wheelbuilding service that’s a spin-off of one of North America’s major distributors, Quality Bicycle Products. QBP lives in a big warehouse complex outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota – a short ride on a day off for … Continue reading

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Rest Day Review: Handspun’s HED Belgium Wheels

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Even if you’ve been living a sheltered life under some cobbled Flemish hellingen you’ve probably heard that in recent years, many wheel manufacturers have been following HED in offering an array of road wheels and racing … Continue reading

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Why the Scheldeprijs Matters

Editors’ note: Today, Pavé welcomes our new contributor Julius, who offers historical background on Belgium and the races we’ve come to know and love. It’s easy to imagine Flanders as a magical place where there are bicycle races of all types all year long, where the hardmen on two wheels can always mooch some free … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday saw the seventh and penultimate round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Pont-Chateau, with Neils Albert – having won the Belgian Championship last week, and wearing the white jersey of the World Cup leader – looking to cement his lead. Continue reading

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European National Championships Preview

With nearly a dozen national championships on the line throughout Europe, this weekend promises to be one of the most exciting of the year. In addition to the general hype and excitement of national championships, a few late developing storylines have added to the drama. Lars Boom, the defending Dutch national champion, may not even … Continue reading

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Worlds Elite Men’s Road Race – Winners & Losers

The World Road Race Championship is without a doubt one of the sport’s greatest spectacles.  To me, the best thing about Worlds is its ability to produce a surprise winner that’s never really a surprise.  By this I mean that the World Champion is often not the rider you might have expected or wanted to … Continue reading

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