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OhMan - What A Difference A Week Makes

OhMan - What A Difference A Week Makes

Last week we left Macca enjoying some fun in the sun at his first race of the year, the Tour of Qatar.  He was clearly in good shape - as you will read below he was very active.  He's since moved on to the Tour of Oman, where there is no let up in the racing.

 

Where to begin..? When you're in stage race mode the days all seem to merge into one.  Lets start where we left off after the first few days of full-gas crosswinding in Qatar.  We finally had a start...


Qatar Hero

Qatar Hero

This week our intrepid roadman finds himself based in Doha for the Tour of Qatar.  The cross winds are familiar to our Lionhearted resident of Flanders; the sun and sand - not so much.  We caught up with Macca once he'd caught his breath back in his hotel room after a hectic Stage 2...

 

Well, my first race of the year and we're in the sunnier climes of Qatar.  It's like seeing an old friend you haven't seen in a while - pinning those numbers...


Over & Wout - end of a CX era

Over & Wout - end of a CX era

We're really lucky where we live in Flanders because there's a superb market every Sunday.  The 'boerenmarkt' is the farmer's market where you can usually get great food bargains and all manner of exotic veg.  Monday morning's market is less enticing, so is not usually my preferred option - even though it can offer some bizarre sights - as in the image below...

Inspirational use of a bus shelter at the Monday Market

 

Anyway,...sadly I missed my regular boerenmarkt visit this week due to having to complete a 5...


Back To Reality

Back To Reality

We've signed-up Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert (WGG) new boy Mark McNally - the lad from Liverpool with the heart of a Flandrian Lion!  Throughout the 2016 season Macca will keep us up to speed with his life inside the pro peloton.  WGG are a UCI Pro-Continental team who receive a healthy number of wildcard invites to some of the biggest and best bike races in the world.  Each week we will bring you a little insight into the highs and lows of being a young rider trying to make it to the top level of professional cycling.  This week - "Back To Reality" tells of Mark's shock of returning to a "normal people" life in Belgium after spending time with all his teammates at their first collective training camp in Alicante, Spain.