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The secret pro is back


As usual, pretty good rumors.

Those UK stages are going to be so much fun


A 12% hill with a 30% ramp at 5km from the finish? Ouch! Anyone who tries climb that with pro gears, is in for trouble (as the first video illustrates). They'll need granny gears. What I like is that these steep hills are not too long (unlike the ones in the 2013 Vuelta). A short steep ramp is great for explosive attacks, so this should be exciting.


Le Samyn (♂ + ♀) preview

Wednesday racing!


broerie in the KBK trailer... well, sorta

Last weekend me and my ride buddies did our usual Saturday ride. On the way back, we crossed a guy in a retro kit and a film crew while we were fying down a narrow road with a nasty crosswind. I...



This will make life much safer for cyclists all around the world.

50 U23's to look out for


Every year the German cyclingforfans-website site publishes a list of the 50 'best' U23's. Here's the 2013 version.


Oh UCI, c'mon.... Rules that can't be enforced are never good IMO. And the riders cut dozens of corners in every Flemish race, so how on earth are...


The newbie guide to cyclocross

The cyclocross season is about to start for real and it looks like tgsgirl is neglecting her duties, so I'll take over and explain what CX is and how it works. How does it work? Cyclocross is...


Live: Binche-Chimay-Binche/Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke

Binche-Chimay-Binche (the Frank Vandenbroucke memorial) is one of the last races of the season on belgian soil. And guess what? We'll have live video for this! No need to spend the entire...


Liveish: Circuit Franco Belge

The end of the season means it's time for the last stagerace on Belgian soil: the Franco Belge. As Chris described it once: Welcome to the Circuit Franco-Belge, a race which travels the border...


Who deserves the 'Flandrien of the year' trophy?

At the end of every season, several organisations award trophies to to 'best' riders of the year. Belgium has a few of these trophies too. There's the 'Kristallen fiets', awarded by the newspaper...


More racing: GP de Wallonie and Impanis - Van Petegem

Two races this week in Belgium and streams shoud be available for both. Here's a quick preview. Wednesday: GP de Wallonie This is the poor man's Flèche Walonne. No need to sit the entire...


Tour of Alberta livethread

I guess one thread will be enough for the entire race. Peter Sagan won the prologue on Tuesday: 1. SAGAN Peter CAN 08'28" 20 2. DENNIS Rohan GRS 13" 10 ...

Eneco: what do you need to know?

The Eneco-Tour starts today and finishes on Sunday. What do you need to know? The course Stage1All flat, expect a bunch sprint. To give you an idea of the flatness of this stage: they didn't...

Low flying helicopter blows riders off the road


It happened today during the final stage in Burgos.


Ever wondered what a broken collarbone feels like?

As cycling fans we're used to hearing stories about broken collarbones and concussions. Most of us see these injuries as a part of the life as a pro cyclist and the pro's don't even complain too...


Must-see video of OPQS DS Davide Bramati in the team car during the final km of today's stage

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I'm a sucker for emo moments in the TdF


Wout Poels is interviewed after Sunday's stage . Dan Martin and Jacob Fuglsang attacked in that stage. Wout Poels - who crashed really badly in the 2012 TdF and lost a kidney in that crash- went after them but didn't manage to bridge. In the first two minutes of the interview, Poels talks about how the stage went and he seems really happy and confident. But after 2:10 the interviewer asks about the crash and then this happens....


Belgian nats: one for the climbers...or not?

Next weekend all Belgian pro's have to take the start in the Belgian national championships in La Roche. The race will be ridden on the hardest course in ages. But does that also mean the strongest...

The Belgian nats are going to be awesome!


The entire race takes place in and around the town of La Roche. I know these roads well, because I ride them every year during Belgium's hardest gran fondo: La vélomédiane Claude Criquelion. The men will have to ride this course 16 times, the women 7 times. Let there be no doubt about it: this is going to be a very hard race!


OPQS: Kings of the kermesses

Andrew Fenn won the kermiskoers (kermesse) in Gullegem yesterday (click here for video as I can't embed it). Matteo Trentin won that race last year. Wouter Weylandt won it in 2009 and 2010. That's...


Five reasons to watch the Ronde van België

I figured no one else is going to write a preview, so here we go. This year the race is named the 'Baloise Belgium Tour', but I guess we'll stick with Ronde van België. It's Belgium's oldest...


VDS-spring is over. How did you do?

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the official end of the VDS-spring campaign. That means it's time for a first evaluation. My best picks probably were Betancur (cost: 10pts, scored 515 pts so far)...

Tro-Bro Léon video


We don't get to see much video from this race. A shame, cause it looks pretty crazy. I'm not 100% sure if this race belongs on the road calendar though. Towards the end of the video Mourey laps the chasers on the local laps and you can hear his teammates yelling encouragements.


Giro del Trentino live

VV ITALIA! VV il Giro! Today the Giro del Trentino starts off with a flattish stage in the morning and a team time trial in the afternoon. For those who doin't know this race: the Giro del...

GP Pino Cerami preview

I know, everyone will be watching the Basque race. But I have a moral duty to promote races in my beloved Pays des Collines.


I admit, we're spoiled

I thought I'd show you what an average (popular) newspaper looks like around here in the days leading up to the Ronde. I know cycling is only a minor sport in most countries, but around here, it's...

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