Category Archives: Tour of Flanders

If the cobbles are in France why did Armstrong go to Belgium?

It’s probably not even worthy of footnote status in the story of the Tour de France 2010 but the question of cobbles has been bothering me through the last week or so. Lance Armstrong made a big point of riding … Continue reading

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Cobble, Cobble, Cobble, Flanders!

Hands up who knows what they’ll be watching on Easter Sunday afternoon (probably on Sky+ HD after an unfeasibly large roast dinner)? TOUR OF FLANDERS! My favourite Flanders fact/legend: The Paterberg was cobbled by the local farmer to ensure that … Continue reading

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In tandem with Stella Artois

Having once again looked out the window and considered that it was too cold and too wet for me to go out – I am still recovering from illness – Sunday was spent going for a gentle walk and catching … Continue reading

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Here come the Belgians!

The clatter of bikes on cobbles can mean only one thing: it’s time for the Northern Classics, starting with the Tour of Flanders, this Sunday. Last year I made the pilgrimage to Flanders fields (and hills) to ride the sportif … Continue reading

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Flanders pictures

Having finally sorted my home broadband out I have now uploaded my Flanders pictures to Flickr: www.flickr.com

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Flanders 2007 on Youtube

A couple of clips that I found on Youtube which should give you a flavour of the atmosphere: Nicole Cooke on the Muur Ballan leads Hoste over the Muur And if they aren’t enough for you: A whole search’s worth … Continue reading

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Twenty thousand Belgians can’t be wrong

I’ve written something for the BBC Sport 606 section on doing the Tour of Flanders 140km. you can have a read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A21603674

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They start them young round here

They start them young round here., originally uploaded by leguape.

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The Muur on race day

DSC00201, originally uploaded by leguape.

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I finished it.

I fucking finished it. Time for no alcoh, originally uploaded by leguape.

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