VeloVoices Podcast 152: There will be tweets….

Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan pick through the action and dissect the racing that has actually happened in the much-changed past couple of weeks.

  • Did anyone really win The UAE Tour?
  • Wasn’t it great to have cobbles, climbs and filthy weather for Omloop?
  • What really stupid thing has got Kathi and Midge’s blood boiling?
  • The return of the Big Mitt™
  • And Paris-Nice serves up a rip-roaring open stage (unless you’re French or Richie Porte)

We also look at how the Coronavirus situation has affected the cycling world, the mystery of the 4th floor and reminisce about the good old days of 2010.

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020: Stuyven and Van Vleuten kick off the Classics

For many cycling fans, the red letter day of the season is Omloop Day. It has cobbles, it has bergs, it has the Kapelmuur – and it kicks off the Classics season. With worries around how much of the cycling season will actually get raced (Italian races in jeopardy, even the Tour de France coming into question due to the corona virus), it felt like we needed to drink in as much of the action as possible. And we got two fantastic wins. Both using the Kapelmuur well, it was a solo win for the world champion, Annamiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott), in the women’s edition and Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven had enough in his legs to stay in front of Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Yves Lampaert to take the biggest win of his career in the men’s race.

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