The Ancient Historian

Ancient history, mountaineering, cycling and other outside adventures

A great Tour of Flanders

The best race of the Euro Cycling season took place last Sunday in Belgium, the Ronde van Vlaanderen. And what a great race it was too. I donno, is Boonen past it? 🙂 I rode with the Quickstep team at last year’s tour of California-now that was a great adventure. The guys were great, as my buddy and I hung in the back not to disturb them as we rode out to the coast from the top of the famous top of Old La Honda. I got the real measure of Tom as they climbed up a 4 or 5% grade on Highway, which left me in their dust. I was maxed out, the they were on the cell phones chatting away. Incredible power effortlessly.  Anyway, Tom looked like he was stomping really hard up the climbs, looking like he was wasting a lot of energy for no good reason.

The race up the Muur at Geraardsbergen, narrated in Flemish as God intended


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