Tag Archives: Tour of Flanders

Friday Group Ride #257

Friday Group Ride #257

We named our first son Owen, as solid a Welsh boy’s name as we could imagine, and our second Ian (rejecting the favorite, Jasper, within seconds of his arrival) because it was easier to ...

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Pulling Through

Pulling Through

The Road to Hell is Narrow and Cobbled One year ago this week, I was in Belgium. It essentially was a press junket – a collective invitation from Flanders tourism and Eddy Merckx to visit the ...

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Friday Group Ride #212

Friday Group Ride #212

Pro cycling is that pretty girl you thought you were over until you ran into her at a party, and she smiled in that way she smiles and you knew you shouldn’t talk to her again, but it was ...

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2008 Tour of Flanders

2008 Tour of Flanders

When the reigning Belgian national champion takes a flyer at the Ronde van Vlaanderen in rainy conditions, all you can do is hold your breath. When he rolls across the line saluting the crowd, ...

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Friday Group Ride #162

Two time Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Judith Arndt has retired. That leaves former winner Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank) as a firm favorite in a race in which experience is so crucial to success. ...

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Until We Ride Together Again

The following post is by a contributor new to RKP readers, though he comes with quite the pedigree. August Cole is, among other things, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. One of those ...

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The Re-Write

Filippo Pozatto and Alessandro Ballan have each gone to bed four times since the 2012 Tour of Flanders has ended. Both riders turned in exceptional performances, rides worth remembering. They did ...

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2012 Season Preview: On the Hot Seat

So far we’ve covered Men of the Hour and Up-and-Comers as part of our 2012 Season Preview; now it’s time for a list of the riders and teams who find themselves “on the hot seat” heading into the ...

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