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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Photos

I was out on course for both of today’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad races – managed to see the men and women on the Haaghoek cobbles, before seeing the men again at the top of Leberg and also on the Rakelberg. The men’s race was ultimately won by Zdenek Stybar after he escaped from a break of 5 riders with 3km or so to go. Chantaal...

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Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on the same day as the men’s race – 2nd March 2019. The route is a shortened version of the men’s with less trips on the Haaghoek/Leberg section and one whole less loop. The finish is the same though, a trip up the Muur de Geraardsbergen and the Bosberg before the run into Ninove. For the first time...

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the start of the Spring Classics season. It’s the first race that will lead us into the major classics of the season like Paris Roubaix and Liege Bastogne Liege. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad contains a few of the same cobbled climbs (hellingen) that are also raced over in E3 Harelbeke and the crown jewel race of the Spring- the Tour of Flanders. Puncheur riders...

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Brussels Cycling Classic 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Brussels Cycling Classic is a well-established late-season race that often ends up in a sprint finish. Previous winners include the likes of Andre Greipel, Belgian legend Tom Boonen, Arnaud Demare, Dylan Groenewegen and Robbie McEwen (who won this race 5 times) – basically a who’s who of sprinting. The entries this year are again very sprint heavy so expect more of the same in...

Looking to the summit of the Kemmelberg from the Ossuary

Great War Remembrance Race 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Great War Remembrance Race is a new 1.1 level race taking place in Western Belgium on 24th August 2018. The race has been organised to commemorate those that lost their lives in World War I, which finished 100 years ago. The route takes in a gentle start from the coast to the Heuvelland region, passing many of the battle lines and graveyards from the...

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Liege – Bastogne – Liege 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Liege Bastogne Liege is the oldest monument in cycling, it’s also the last race of the Spring Classics season. Alejandro Valverde has been the dominant rider of this generation, winning four times in his career. For most of the early 2000s, grand tour contenders were the quickest finishers, with winners of all three tours finishing first. In recent years strong climbers capable of a punchy...