Day two of Ed Hood's Belgian jaunt took him to the roadside of Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday, via one or two of his favourite hostelries. The more relaxed start allowed a bit of bike hardware inspection, and rider mingling, but with a race to watch the call of the bar L'Escale was strong.
Mar 02, 2015 - It has been a very good week-end for British riders with Ian Stannard winning Het Nieuwsblad and Mark Cavendish taking the honors in Kuurne. Video, reports, rider quotes, results and 'Top Story' from Belgium. Plus: GP Lugano, Women's Hour Record, Roubaix teams, GP Samyn, Richmond 2015 and riding in Italy.
Race report: After yesterday's lemming-like ride into self-destruction, Etixx-QuickStep's riders would no doubt have taken to the road with Patrick Lefevre's team-talk thunder-clapping around their ears like a Pete Townsend power-chord from a 1970s Who concert. Today, they got it right in the end with a fine sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
Feb 26, 2015 - The Belgian cobbles week-end starts here in EuroTrash. All the info you need for Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne, plus Harelbeke unpopular, Dr. Steven in the WSJ, the last '15 cyclo-cross, GP di Lugano, Amstel Gold, Etixx take Colombians, Giro GF in NI and Ruud Cremers injured.