Tagged: Museeuw

Paris Roubaix 1996 Johan Museeuw Bortolami Tafi

Flashback to the Mapei 1996 Roubaix 1-2-3 podium finish

After the first Flashback piece of the season back at the Tour Down Under, this one looks at the all Mapei-GB podium of the 1996 Paris-Roubaix. With 86km to go in the race, 4 members of the Mapei team escaped off the front of the 20 strong peloton – Johan Museeuw, Gianluca Bortolami, Andrea Tafi and Franco Ballerini. It’s very very rare to see most...

Kapelmuur – Iconic Climb

Kapelmuur – Iconic Climb

The Muur van Geraardsbergen aka Kapelmuur Kapelmuur (also known as the Muur van Geraardsbergen) was for many years, the most iconic climb in the Tour of Flanders. Positioned as the penultimate climb, it was often a springboard for attacks that saw winners get lucky. It was taken off the route for the Tour of Flanders to much derision but reappeared in 2016. It has often...