Whilst I am really into the current cyclo cross season, there is still time to reflect on the stop start road season.
GCN have thankfully saved us all the trouble of trawling through loads of highlights by putting it all together in one video which you can enjoy here…
You can also go back an enjoy our end of season top 3 riders podcast here.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.
Beers of Belgium cc rides for the betterment of Belgian Beer, and try saying that after a few.
BoB cc is powered by the Fendrien blog, please see the top of the homepage for details how to order your own jersey.
Massive thanks to Cycle-clothing uk for developing our idea into a proper cycling kit.
Thanks to Bristows cycles of Peterborough for the matching Ridley bike in Belgian national colours.
This morning was a 2015 Gent Wevelgem type of wind.
I roughed it our for an hour and a half but it was tiring !
Join our Strava page from the socials link above to check it out.
Somehow I rode a figure 8 loop but it was 70% headwind!
In a way of keeping motivated and keeping our focus on the fact that there could be some form of season, I have added the revised calendar to the top menu of this page.
You can also click here.
Fingers crossed it happens.
Eli Iserbyt and Toon Aerts gave us a master class of cyclo cross over the weekend in France.
The duo pedalled away from the rest of the field with Laurens Sweeck the best of the rest over a minute down.
I asked the question earlier this winter as to whether the dominance of Mathieu Van der Poel was good for the sport.
Dont get me wrong. I love the guy and his strength and power. But this duel was perfect racing and great entertainment.
First it looked like Iserbyt was going to win. Then Aerts came back. He then went ahead and the gap looked unassailable before Eli got back on terms.
Somehow he then found the spirit and strength to attack before Aerts found his way back to the front from a position where all looked lost.
It went down to a sprint with the young talent Iserbyt getting his wheel over the line first.
What a brilliant advert for ‘cross.
The road season starts up again with the Tour down Under this week and it will have to pack a punch to get to this level.
A landslide has recently hit the Poggio climb leaving over €10m of work needed to get the road repaired.
There are rumours that the organisers of the race might be tapped up by the local council to foot the bill.
Whether the work will be done ahead of the race arriving in March is a moot point.
It might affect Phillippe Gilbert’s chances of completing his 5 monument hand so we will be watching with interest.