last year i was fortunate to be invited along with Peter and Lisa Easton on their Velo Classic Tours week (thanks to PEZ Cycling) which featured a ride over the Paris-Roubaix and Flanders courses, as well as front row seats at both those races and the Scheldeprijs mid-week race. the trip featured amazing rides, incredible food and some very cool bike-mad folk, as well as – most surprisingly – brilliant blue skies all week.
a highly recommended adventure.
first up is a great little video by a bunch of guys who went to the race last year and also rode the route. as bucketlist items go, this has to be top three on every discerning roadie’s list.
the Tour of Flanders history up next.
Boonen gets spanked by Fabian. (We rode the Muur on the Velo Classic Tours trip).
“He’s [Boonen] just got to keep him in sight over the top, he’ll catch him if he can.”
Ah Phil, too Liggett to quit!
and finally, not exactly connected to the Classics but it is set in Belgium. incredibly, though Belgium is essentially the home of cycling, in its capital Brussels only 4% of traffic is person-powered.