Friday Feature: Chasing Roubaix

One of the great things about the Belgian classics season is that the races are so accessible to fans from the UK and there was a mass exodus of cycling enthusiasts clamouring onto planes, trains and ferries to get to the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix. One of my favourite Twitter pals, Jon Baines, chased the race from Arenberg to Carrefour and captured the flavour of the weekend through his lens. Continue reading

A birthday treat: Why Cancellara is Fab …

Today at Casa Fondue, it is a Day of Great Thanksgiving and Celebration for it is the birthday of the Red Hammer, the Swiss Time Machine, Spartacus himself, Fabian Cancellara. Disappointed that he didn’t win Milan-San Remo yesterday but coming in second on a storming ride ain’t half bad. I had tons of ideas of how to construct this little birthday billet-doux and then I thought, let’s just watch him … so here are some of my favourite video clips of the mighty Cancellara.

Let us begin …

When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator. I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally. When you see that you can kill them, you have to do so.

We’ll drink a beer afterwards, but the race is a battle against all. When I attacked in Flanders, or in Paris-Roubaix with 50 kilometres to go, I wanted to show them that they were riding for second place.

(Quote from Cyclesport magazine)

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