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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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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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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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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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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2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: Ed Hood is missing his Flemish weekend at the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at his trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne in 2019. No frites and cobbles for Ed in 2021. Ed and his gang visited the EF Education First team and the ’Koers’
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Cascade Components, developers of aftermarket links for full suspension mountain bikes, have today released new links for the Transition Sentinel V2 and the Santa Cruz Heckler eMTB. Not only do they ramp up progression, they also bump up the rear wheel travel significantly. Let’s dig into the numbers. Cascade Components Santa Cruz Heckler Link All
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2021 Giro d’Italia Route: The unification of Italy, Dante Alighieri, the 90th birthday of the Maglia Rosa (first worn by Learco Guerra after Stage 1 of the 1931 Giro, won by Francesco Camusso), the great mountains, the Italian landscapes, villages and cities, the Winter Olympics and the great personalities and champions that made cycling and
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Deviate Cycles, makers of high-pivot full suspension mountain bikes, have today announced the arrival of the Highlander 150. New, but not all-new, the Highlander 150 arises from a new linkage that converts the original 140mm trail bike to a bigger travel, slacker all-mountain beast.  Deviate Highlander 150 The new Deviate Highlander 150 runs, you guessed
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Race preview: The 2021 road season ’proper’ starts this Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in the heart of cycling mad Flanders. Ed Hood would normally be ’Roadside’ in Belgium, but… Here is his preview of the season opener. Het Volk, Gent-Gent or Het Nieuwsblad The racing year is well underway already, with results from
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