Tagged: Martin

All my posts that mention or include Dan Martin in some way.

Rohan Dennis TT

World Championships Men’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The men’s time trial has the serious issue of the Gnadenwald climb, 2.6km at an average gradient of 10.5%. This may take this year’s time trial away from the out and out time trial specialists and more into the hands of those GC contenders that can time trial well. Other than the initial climb and Gnadenwald, the parcours is relatively flat – a final small...

2015 La Fleche Wallonne Muur de Huy

La Fleche Wallonne 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

La Fleche Wallonne is the first of the Ardennes Classics, tying in with Liege Bastogne Liege taking place at the weekend. The race is filled with plenty of climbs, usually a touch longer than what we got used to in the Flanders races. Also, there are no real cobbles to speak of either. The race has finished on the final climb of the Mur de...

Tour of Flanders 2018 Photos

The final race and the highlight of my trip to Belgium this Spring – the Tour of Flanders. It’s a race I’ve never been to before but knew to expect that the sheer amount of people watching would far eclipse any of the races I’d seen so far. It didn’t disappoint, the start packed out the large central square in Antwerp and the finish packed...

Frederik Frison, Kemmelberg, Gent Wevelgem 2018

Gent – Wevelgem 2018 Photos

After heading to E3 Harelbeke with my camera the previous Friday, Hannah and I went along to Gent – Wevelgem (both the Men’s and Women’s races) on Sunday with my press pass in tow. We didn’t go to the start this time round, but instead took up station on the Kemmelberg. The Kemmelberg is known as a fearsome hill to cycle up – the pros took...

Greg van Avermaet & Philippe Gilbert on the Varent section - E3 Harelbeke 2017 Mathew Mitchell

E3 Harelbeke 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

E3 Harelbeke, known as the Little Tour of Flanders, is an ideal warm-up for the main event itself – the Ronde van Vlaanderen itself. The route covers many of the same cobbled hellingen (hills to English speakers), particularly the Oude Kwaremont, the Paterberg and the Taaienberg. The last two riders to do ‘the double’ were the kings of Flanders themselves, Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara...