LIVE from Belgium: Back to racing. Back to the Classics. Back to the grind. Back to the fight.
Yeah, you can add all the typical stuff in a Belgian classic dish and it will be all there including the gloomy skies etc etc. Its Danilith Nokere Koerse for you ( and for us) this time and the organisers claim that this is going to be like no other race. 192 km with a 7 times uphill pave circuit... You can almost here the cracking sound.
Yeah? sounds like the painful fun we got familiar to in the last month since we started our Classics endeavour. It turned to be a struggle for us, for sure, but athletes has this kind of eternal optimism. For them This is a new dawn. They believe. We believe.
Thats the Graphics of the last 7 circuits with the Cobbles hill. You have to fight to get to the front otherwise you will be in trouble after the turn. And this cobbles... They will take all your energy and demand your technical skills.
Our Israeli National champion. He has shown that he is gradually improving and feels more and more comfortable in their. But Classics are Russian roulettes. You never know. He crashed in the last one. — with Guy sagiv, Oakley and Sportful.
We expect a lot from our Estonian Viking Mihkel Räim Official. He was our greatest winner last year. His first Classics started badly. " I was sick" he said. Only nows he feel that he is out of the woods a bit. " I am ready to rock" he said but knows thats easier said then done. — with Sportful, Oakley andCatlike.
Our Latvian. He is in great shape. In the last classic race he was in the leading group till a unfortunate crash delayed him. Thats the thing in the classics. Its rare that you do not face a crash or a mishap like a flat or a mechanical problem. — with Krists Neilands, Oakley, Cannondale Pro and Orange Seal Cycling.