Tag Archive: Holleweg

Classic Cobbles: The Holleweg and Ruitersstraat

Draw a 3 km radius around this weeks’ feature cobbled sections of the Holleweg and Ruitersstraat, and you’ll see why the Flemish Ardennes are superior to the rest of Flanders… at least as far as bike racing goes. Not only has it got the majority of the typical short and steep Flemish Bergs, but it …

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Project Meatsuit – Week 6

Trust your instincts. Know yourself.  These are simple things to tell yourself to do, but often the execution can be quite hard. Each new day has brought about better and better feelings in the legs, which has spurred me on to push myself that bit more. I’ve been consistent in my rides, putting in quality efforts each …

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Project Meatsuit – Week 4 and 5

Project Meatsuit is back … it was a busy two weeks for us over here at The ChainStay with our Spring Classics bookings (a full house!) and our day trips of both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Due to the crazy nature of these two weeks I made a conscious choice to put a lot of …

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Monumental Bergs: The Kattenberg

So you’ve  just arrived in Belgium and are eager to try out some of the famous Flemish Bergs. The only problem though, is that it’s your first day in Flanders and you’ve spent many hours in a plane or in a car. To say the least your legs are not in the ideal condition to …

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Monumental Bergs: The Wolvenberg

This week we’d like to introduce you to the often overlooked climb, The Wolvenberg. Thought it’s at par distance wise with some of the other climbs of the Flemish Ardennes, and ranks highly for it’s maximum gradient; the Wolvenberg’s asphalt surface means it won’t become a decisive climb anytime soon. The Wolvenberg covers 800m of …

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