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Cyclocosm’s A Classic Rivalry

A Classic Rivalry, originally uploaded by cosmocatalano. A brilliant visualisation of the history of the Belgian rivalry between Quickstep and Lotto that dominates the spring races from cyclocosm, one of the most consistently interesting cycling blogs around. You can read … Continue reading

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A good time to be ill

If ever there’s a good weekend to come down with a heavy case of the manflu, aka the common cold, this weekend past was it. Temperatures below freezing added to sleeting snow and rain should and would have had me … 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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I’ve booked my hotel

Or rather my hostel in a former nunnery that dates from the 13th Century in Ghent. Less than £100 for four nights seems very reasonable to me. Staying in Ghent will also give me a chance to perhaps visit a … Continue reading

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Tour of Flanders: no Koppenburg

Not that that makes it any easier mind. So I’ll hold off a sigh of relief just yet. More on the 2007 edition at procycling.com: http://www.procycling.com/news.aspx?ID=2528 I’ll need to start sorting hotels, transport and so on if I’m going to … Continue reading

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