Cycling is not a sport. Cycling is fiction. You watch a movie and you know it’s not real. The story, the characters, nothing is real but you watch it anyway, you want to know what’s next and how it ends. The story’s not real but you talk about it as if it is. You say, … Read more
Have you noticed the cycling media stopped using The Lion of Flanders designation to describe a rider in today’s peloton? Not even Tom Boonen is honored with the title. Why is that?
After the Flandrian double shot of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne, we move to the French speaking Wallonie to have a quick look at Le Samyn.
I should say this upfront: I do not believe bike equipment has a decisive influence on race results. Within limits of course. Trying to win a road race on a mountain bike wouldn’t go far, psychology matters aside.