The moment the Tour of Flanders was won

Ronde Van Vlaanderen Paterberg

If I never take another cycle racing photo again I will be happy.

The Paterberg, Tour of Flanders. The final climb where Fabian Cancellara attacks Peter Sagan to break away and win the race.

At the very second I pressed the shutter.

The only thing the camera cannot show is the relative speeds.¬†Look in Sagan’s face – he knows.

A full report on a brilliant day out to follow, but I just had to share.

Hard training for “De Ronde”

Cycling in Lasne Belgium

Ronde van Vlaanderen

Almost prepared for the highlight of my Belgian cycling life so far. We are off to join the crowds at The Tour of Flanders, De Ronde Van Vlaanderen – one of the greatest of cycling days. Time to pick a winner from Sagan, Cancellara and Boonen like all the other armchair pundits before we set off to see them on the Paterberg, our vantage point of choice.

My father arrived off the Eurostar on Wednesday and since then we have been preparing hard.

Waterloo Belgium

We have ridden some cobbles and hills, we have watched some TV and we have studied the appropriate training materials.

We have even done some special hill climb training. (256 steps of the Lion Monument at Waterloo battlefield to be precise – special low gear effort that one)

But most important of all we have talked cycling for three days solid. I mean after all, we aren’t riding, we are just going to watch!

Blue Man Taverne