Dwars door Vlaanderen review

There can be little argument that Omega Pharma-Quick Step have been the team of the first three months of this season. They have won more races than any other team, including overall victories at both the Tour de San Luis (Levi Leipheimer) and the Tour of Qatar (Tom Boonen). So, in a squad which boasts top Classics specialists such as Boonen and Sylvain Chavanel, it came as little surprise that an OPQS rider should win the cobbled Belgian semi-classic Dwars door Vlaanderen. However, it was Dutchman Niki Terpstra who laid claim to the top step of the podium after a long solo attack, taking the biggest win of his career.

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Cycling Families: The brothers Coppi

Serge and Fausto Coppi (l to r), (image courtesy of www.corvos.nl)

Serse and Fausto Coppi (image courtesy of http://www.corvos.nl)

Although they’re no longer with us, it’s worth heading back into the archives to remember the special relationship enjoyed by the Coppi brothers, Fausto and Serse. So special, that they each seemed one half of the whole and therefore incomplete without the other. As is so often with identical twins, they often completed one another’s sentences. Had he lived, Serse, the younger brother by four years, would have been 89 years young on Monday, 19th March.

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Tweets of the Week: Peloton portraits, missing minibars and Henderson’s hard line

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 18th March 2012.

Portraits of the peloton

I featured Kristof Ramon‘s twitpics a few weeks ago and anyone on our Facebook page knows that I often share his pics there as well. And why not? Kristof takes some of the most expressive portraits of peloton people with his use of black-and-white and Instagrams just deepening the beauty. Here are few of my favourites from this week.

I love this picture of Katusha‘s Oscar Freire on the eve of Milan-San Remo. He looks so joyous and relaxed.

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