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BELGIAN PEZ #5: You Have No Idea.

I had no idea. I thought I did – watching hours of the cobbled races in tv, knowing the riders and their specialities for these northern races. I thought I knew what these races are about. Then I went to Belgium to see, and ride, and…

Belgian PEZ #3: Riding The KEMMELBERG

Tuesday’s ride was another “Velo Classic”, routed across the Flemish countryside taking in parts of the Gent-Wevelgem race course, including the famed Kemmelberg, which the race climbs twice. The climb was wet, steep, and cobbled, but wait…

BELGIAN PEZ #2: The Flanders Start!

Being in Belgium, at a Spring Classic – where to begin to tell the tale of our Flander’s race chase, of perhaps the most popular of any one day race? To fully appreciate the Flandrian spectacle, you really have to be here, but we’ll do our…

Belgian Star Hendrik Redant Gets PEZ’d

Hendrik Redant came out of the Flemish Classic's man mould; tough, strong and powerful. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Ninove in East Flanders to hear about his two part career - Behind the handlebars and behind the steering wheel of a…

Belgian Star Ludovic Capelle Gets PEZ’d!

There have been a lot of 'stars of the road' from Belgium, probably the best riders in the World. Ludovic Capelle had a lot of competition, but he still has a fine palmarès. Ed Hood had a chat with the man from Namur.

‘Cool Belgian’ Geert Omloop Gets PEZ’d!

Retro Rider Interview: As the season moves to Belgium for the Spring Classics and the 'proper' racing gets under way, Ed Hood talks the hard-man of Herentals - Geert Omloop. Class on a bike isn't easy to describe, but take a look at Omloop…

Belgian Kermis King Mario Willems Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: One win is a dream, so 400 wins (plus 1 since the interview) is a phenomenal achievement. Some WorldTour riders have never won a kermis, Mario Willems is the 'Kermis King' of Belgium with an unprecedented record and at 45…

PEZ Talk: Belgian/Aussie Dirk Van Hove

He’s more Australian than most folks from ‘Down Under’ - despite the fact that he’s from Gent in the heart of Flanders - he’s currently writing a history of Australian cycling; he’s the Drapac team’s European Co-ordinator; he’s a…