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Eamon [van] Lucas Talks Belgium!

The biggest race in the World is this Sunday in Belgium, to be exact; Flanders. Californian, Eamon Lucas is based in Brugge and rides (and wins) kermis races, the backbone of the Belgian cycling scene. Ed Hood caught up with Eamon to talk of the 'Heartland' of cycle-sport.

Catching Up with Shifting Gears’ Eamon Lucas

After a year of... not much due to covid, US rider Eamon Lucas is back in Belgium and looking forward to more wins and a professional contract. Ed Hood catches up with Eamon from his Belgian base in Brugge to hear about life since pre-covid lockdown.

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.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Mar 16, 2020 - Coronavirus is the Top Story as the UCI stops racing. The final stages of Paris-Nice with video action. Giro postponed, Redlands cancelled. Benoot happy, UAE ends quarantine, Nieuwenhuis extends, Ten Dam joins Specialized, Woods breaks femur and Sinkeldam talks quarantine.

Young Gun Ollie Robinson Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: When a young man sets his heart on a career as a professional cyclist he might as well jump in at the deep end. Young English rider, Ollie Robinson, has based himself in Zottegem and the hot-bed of Belgian cycling for the 2020 season. Ed Hood found out all about Ollie's plans for the future.

Californian in Belgium – Eamon (Van) Lucas Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: Eamon Lucas - a Californian boy who has swapped the sunshine and surf for the rain, mud and cobbles of Flanders in the next part of his varied career. From US junior national team to 'fixie' crits, stage race wins and on to the Flemish kermis circuit. Ed Hood has a word with Eamon.

‘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 and you'll get a good idea.

The Spring Classics: A Survival Guide

Seeing, riding, and experiencing the Spring Classics is something every true fan counts on his bucket list. Peter Thomson, owner of Thomson Bike Tours, knows how it's done, and shares some insider tips on how to make the most of this trip to Belgium.