Greatest Spring Classics Races – Flèche Wallonne

The race began in 1936 but moved around a lot until settling on its modern Identity of finishing on the Mur de Huy. At various points the race started in Tournai, Mons, Charleroi, Liège, Verviers, Huy & Spa. For a while the race started from Charleroi (or nearby) and then headed east for a finishing circuit or two around Huy.

Greatest Spring Classics Races – Milan San Remo

La Classicicissima is another old old bike race, starting up in 1907 (and an amateur 2-day version in 1906). The soon to be 2-time Tour de France winner Lucien Petit-Breton won the first race.

The 1920s were dominated by Costante Girardengo who won the race 6 times and had 5 further podium places. The Italian dominance continued into the 1940s with heavyweights like Alfredo Binda, Gino Bartali & Fausto Coppi all winning the race.

Hindsight Rear View Cycling Glasses

Hindsight: Rear View Cycling Glasses

Hindsight Glasses were a concept I hadn’t seen before. It does happen, every now and again something appears in the cycling world that you haven’t come across before. Sometimes there’s a reason for that. Or they get a ban soon after launch.