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Cor, the Tour of Beijing has ruffled feathers among the noisy few. For all the cries of despair, you’d think the world of cycling was coming to an end. I’m going to cut straight in: the value to the sport of accessing markets where cycling is a ingrained activity is vital for its survival. A solvent, well-financed UCI is equally important to cycling’s future. And if you’re looking for a financial…
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Tag Archives: Tour of Flanders
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
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
Wearing lycra to ride your bike makes you weird. The truth is that the vast majority of people who ride bikes do so without pseudo-scientific technical fabrics or specialist footwear. This occurred to me while reading something Mark at iBikeLondon … Continue reading
He announced it on twitter with the words: “Just did an interview with AP announcing I am doing the Tour de France in 2009” Which means the corporate machines kick into overdrive and the press has to figure out the … Continue reading
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
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
Having finally sorted my home broadband out I have now uploaded my Flanders pictures to Flickr: www.flickr.com
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
They start them young round here., originally uploaded by leguape.
DSC00201, originally uploaded by leguape.