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Retro: Omloop Het Volk 1983 Photo Gallery

This Saturday the first big single-day race in the north of Europe kicks off in Belgium; The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Back in 1983 the season opener was known as the Het Volk. What better reason to pull out some old retro photos from the Cor Vos archive.

Classic Winner: Ireland’s Shay Elliott

Shay Elliott - Irish Hero: Irishman, Shay Elliott is the first English speaker to have won the early season Classic, the Het Volk, or as it is now known; The Het Nieuwsblad. But there was much more to the man from Dublin. Ed Hood looks back at the life and career of one of his heroes.

Het Nieuwsblad’18: The PEZ Preview!

Race Preview: This Saturday will be the 73rd edition (or 70th depending upon whether you count the three cancelled editions) of what most would agree is the start of the ‘real’ season, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a race steeped in tradition and one which most Belgian riders would sacrifice body parts in order to win.

Lee’s Lowdown: Difference Between Good And Great

Race Analysis: After a solid weekend of Semi Classic racing in Belgium we turn to our resident expert Lee Rodgers to analyze the action and results of the opening races and to ask the eternal question, What's the difference between a good rider and a great rider?

PEZ Previews: Het Nieuwsblad

Race preview: Saturday’s 69th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad signals the start of the Classics series as the best in the world take on this semi-classic on the famous Flanders cobbles. Ed Hood will be there roadside this weekend but before he flew out he checks in with a full preview of the action ahead.

The Belgian Opener: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Preview: The mighty PEZ-Crew has landed on the soils of Europe to start the 2012 campaign – opening this weekend with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday. Ed and Dave are by now well into the pils and frites, while Jered hopes his bike is freed from customs in time for his own race on Sunday. Here’s a look at the Cobbles openers ‘proper’…