Friday Feature: Photographer extraordinaire Danielle Haex

Big Tom kisses the E3 podium girl

One of the things I really love about being a VeloVoice is making contact with all the great cycling fans who are out there. I first got in touch with Danielle Haex at the end of March this year, when she graciously let me use her picture of Tom Boonen and the E3 podium girl that she had posted on the OPQS Facebook site. From then on, she’s been sharing her photographs with us on our Facebook site. So I thought I’d find out a bit more about her. Continue reading

Tour de Luxembourg preview

It’s the 72nd edition of the Tour de Luxembourg, a five-day stage race around one of the smallest countries in the world and homeland of the Schleck brothers. While it doesn’t have all the high-calibre cyclists stampeding to the start line, it is a race often used by riders to train for the Tour de France, especially when combined with the Tour de Suisse.

What kind of race is it?

A five-stage race (or to be more accurate, a prologue with four stages), covering 726.5km. The Tour is classified as a 2HC race, just below a ProTour race. It offers a solid but not overly strenuous work-out, with its testing but not extremely high climbs (the country’s highest point sits at just 560 metres), which suits both GC riders and those who specialise in the hillier Classics. Continue reading

Tweets of the Week: The end of an epic Giro

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 27th May 2012.

All hail the heroic Ryder

Where do I start? What the hell, let’s start at the finish and work our way back. Graham Watson has been bringing us some great pics all through the Giro and this is his take on the trophy presentation.

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