Month: February 2021

Race Report: Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne ended in a bunch sprint, much like Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but up to 1,7 kilometres to go it looked like the break would fight for the victory. Mads Pedersen took the honours, but Mathieu van der Poel made the race. The win for the ex-World champion – Mads Pedersen Mads Pedersen
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Britain’s Tom Pidcock finished third in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Classic in his third race for Ineos Grenadiers. The 21-year-old was involved in the bunch sprint at the end of the 197km one-day race, won by Denmark’s Mads Pedersen of Trek-Segafredo. Total-Direct Energie’s Anthony Turgis, who finished second, half a wheel ahead of Pidcock who started his
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Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed’s gang of ‘Race Chasers’ moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian opening weekend – Sunday’s Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and more cobbled action. A stunningly dry day for a northern Classic, but that wouldn’t ‘dampen’ the atmosphere. # Read Ed’s
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Race Report: The Deceuninck – Quick-Step team dominated the first Classic of the season and launched Davide Ballerini across the finish line of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad first. The young Italian held off Jake Stewart and Sep Vanmarcke in a sprint from a large group. All happy at Deceuninck – Davids Ballerini wind Het Nieuwsblad
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Sierra Buttes wants “A Trail for Everyone” – The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has launched a short film about Connected Communities, their proposed “Lost Sierra Route” project, and the positive impact of linking 15 California mountain communities together with off-road trails. [embedded content] “The Lost Sierra is a place where many come to be found. To lose
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PeloPics: This Saturday the first big single-day race in the north of Europe kicks off in Belgium; The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What better reason to pull out some old retro photos from the Cor Vos archive. Back in 1983 the season opener was known as the Het Volk and started and finished in Gent, now
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2021 Giro d’Italia Preview: The first Grand Tour of the season is the last to announce their route for 2021. As always the ‘percorso’ has everything, including a time trial finalé. Ed Hood has run an educated eye over the course for the ‘PEZ Giro d’Italia First Look’. Repeat final stage over-turn in 2021? Read
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Gear Break: Friday bike market time: Giro new Supernatural cycling gloves with EIT Palm Technology, the Revive slip-on from Kane, Supersapiens partners with IRONMAN, Adidas Sport launches top of the line eyewear, Intermarché Wanty-Gobert Matériaux use Bryton GPS cycle computers, Festka and CHATTY new T-shirts and sweatshirts not just for cyclists and shorts from Primal.
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