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Vlaanderen90

  • joined Feb 25, 2009
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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History Degree. So-so writer. Follower of young riders and less-known races.

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World Junior TT Champ Igor DeCraene found dead of apparent suicide

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Tragic news from Belgium. Depression is real and it can affect anyone. RIP Igor.

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BCS! BCS! Let's Meet Louis Vervaeke

There are tales of the BCS. The BCS was born in the flatlands, in the cold wind and lashing rain, but has the ability to climb with the smallest Italian and Iberian grimpeurs. The BCS is an enigma....

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5 Freshmen to Watch in 2014

A.K.A. 5 Neo-Pros to get your hopes up about and pick for VDS and then bang your head against the wall when they finish 2 spots out of the points and then eventually grumble about why you even...

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2013 Tour de l'Avenir Thread

It is that wonderful time of year again...birds chirping, cows mooing and the clunking sounds of cyclists shifting down into their small chainrings. The Tour de l'Avenir is entering its 50th...

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USA Nationals: Putt takes Stars-n-Bars in Bontrager 1-2

Tanner Putt (Bontrager) went one place at the 2013 USA Elite U23 Natioals as the Utah native improved on last year's silver medal performance by attacking the breakaway in the race with teammate...

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Dylan van Baarle signs with Garmin-Sharp

On the day where Dylan van Baarle wrapped up his 2nd straight Olympia's Tour crown, it was announced that the Dutchman signed a neo-pro deal with the Garmin-Sharp World Tour team for 2014-15...

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Top 5 U23s (through Mid-April)

With the spring Nations Cup races coming to a close this weekend, I think it is time to introduce the first Top 5 ranking of the year.

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Ronde van Vlaanderen U23 Preview (+ sorta LIVE)

After experience a bunch of negative racing at the big boy's Ronde van Vlaanderen, this weekend's Ronde van Vlaanderen U23 Nations Cup will be the complete opposite. The course is an absolute gem...

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U23 March Review

The following is the March review from my new blog, Espoirs Central. Now the site isn't pretty but my mission is to get a bigger audience for amateur and U23 racing because these are guys that are...

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Top Five First Years (through March)

After the incredible Milano-Sanremo yesterday, I thought it would be an appropriate time to make a ranking of the top five first year riders through this past weekend. There have been lots of...

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Five Fast Freshmen To Follow

Okay, I was just enjoying the alliteration there...I could have used fancy instead of follow but some of you might have taken that too literally. Anyways, I digress... The next five young riders I...

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Introducing: Fabulous Fabio Aru

Vlaanderen90 continues presenting the hottest young talents of 2013 .This time a high caliber "scalatore".

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Fresh talent: Warren Barguil

An introduction to hot new signing Warren Barguil at Argos Shimano. A pure climbing addition to an exciting generation of young French talent.

NetApp-Endura 2013 kit...What do we think?

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I liked both kits individually this year...I'm undecided right now

U23 Road Race World Championship Preview

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Achtung, Achtung...On Saturday, the U23 men will be doing some laps around Limburg and after a final ascent of the Cauberg,they will fly into Valkenburg and one rider will get the crowning win of...

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World U23 Time Trial Championships Preview: Can Australia Go Back to Back?

On Monday, the U23 men will roll off the start ramp at 14.00 local time to contest for a gold medal that has been dominated in recent years by English speaking riders. The past three champions have...

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Tour de l'Avenir 2012: Wrap-up and Takeaways

via farm9.staticflickr.com (Original Photo by Petit Brun; Shared under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) With impressive riding and excellent teamwork, Warren Barguil and his French squad were able to secure the...

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Tour de l'Avenir 2012: Recap and Preview and Livethread

It's Tour Time...not that race going all the way around France but a race for guys that will be racing it in the coming years. The Tour de l'Avenir kicked off on Sunday and it is the preeminent U23...

Wielerland.nl puts up a results pay wall

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I find it to be bullshit...I understand if a site might need donations but with all of the advertising on wielerland, they should not need to charge customers. I don't have the money to spend there when I can go to a multitiude of different sites This is on the back of censoring comments as well

Theo Bos is excite for Teun Mulder

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They used to be really close being the two main sprinters for the Dutch...anyone got an f*ck counter?

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3 Continental Riders that Deserve a 2013 Promotion

We are now all the way through the Tour de France and contract rumors are swirling, per usual. While the Tour de France might be the biggest job interview in cycling, there are plenty of other...

Kirk Carlsen join Team Exergy

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Former Garmin rider is back...very talented, former U.S. U23 champion but had back luck and perhaps wasn't ready for the Pro Tour. I'm excited to see him back, in any case.

Le Tour 2012 White Jersey Preview: A Light but Powerful Year

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Only 4 days now until the opening prologue on this year's Le Grande Boucle and the last rosters are being finalized and the final preparations for the race are being made. After the 3 years of...

New Jersey for GreenEdge

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Movistar look-alike to me. Its okay?

Blaz Furdi does a Half Ullrich into a provisional suspension

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The Slovenian rider Furdi (Tyrol Cycling) tested positive for amphetamines (namely Speed) in a Out of Competition test after a rave in Slovenia during a off weekend. Big talent being wasted. At least he didn't crash a car?

The Baby Giro won't be so baby this year...the 8th stage will end with the Passo Tonale and the...

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The Baby Giro won't be so baby this year...the 8th stage will end with the Passo Tonale and the Passo Gavia. 75km of uphill road in this stage. Other stage profiles can be found here

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The Fairytale Stage Race: Tour of Luxembourg Prologue...with (hopefully) LIVE pictures

Its time for the Most Beautiful SSR in the Low Countries...The Skoda Tour of Luxembourg! The Tour of Lux always has an interesting parcour with a short prologue followed by some lumpy stages along...

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