Tagged: Vanmarcke

All my posts that mention Sep Vanmarcke in some way.

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...

Paris Roubaix Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

It’s that time of year for the Hell of the North – Paris Roubaix. Luckily for the riders involved, the weather forecast looks pretty reasonable. A temperature of 15 degrees is good enough to not have to wear the leg/arm warmers and with only the odd shower forecast, they should get away with not having slippy cobbles and a quagmire to deal with. We’ve got...

Tour of Flanders Kapelmuur

Tour of Flanders 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The crowning point of the Flemish classics is, of course, the Tour of Flanders. It’s also the race that gives an entire region its identity; expect to see copious amounts of yellow Flemish flags being waved during the race. For many it’ll be the end of their Spring Classics season as the races move onto Northern France and the Ardennes so they’ll be keen to make...

Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

For 2018 Dwars Door Vlaanderen has a new date and a new route. Effectively swapping places with De Panne, Dwars Door now takes place a few days ahead of the larger event of the Tour of Flanders. Cresting some of the same climbs, this positions it as a warm-up event for the big deal on Sunday. It’s because of that, we don’t get to see...

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...

Gent – Wevelgem 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Gent – Wevelgem is a race where the puncheurs do battle with the sprinters to make it a tough enough race to not be a bunch sprint at the end. Traditionally, winners here are the punchy sprinters, every now and again the out and out puncheur gets themself a win (e.g. Paolini in 2015 and Eisel in 2010). It depends if any sprinters can keep...