Liverpool's Leeuwenhart — Brussels

Race Starts & Rice Tarts

Race Starts & Rice Tarts

Back from the Middle East and getting over his jet-lag, we re-join Mark this week prepping for his first European race of the season - Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, one half of the famous Belgian "Openings Weekend".

Well the recon for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was a stark contrast to the warm climes I left in Oman.  Still a little sleep deprived from travel I woke at the crack of dawn on a crisp and cold Belgian morning feeling a little bit under the weather.  I made my way to the house of my team manager Hilaire Van Der Schueren, which is located at the...


Bike *bags & jet lags (*boxes)

Bike *bags & jet lags (*boxes)

Last week we left our caped-crusader feeling his legs a bit atop the end of stage one of the Tour of Oman.  Since then he's spent more time than he cares for on planes and in airport lounges. He's also apparently been granted Belgian Citizenship by his team.  The ongoing saga and the glamorous lifestyle of a pro bike rider on tour continues ...

 

Goats - on the way to the start in Oman

Many people who look at cycling from the outside see us racing in all these exotic places and assume...