Omloop, K-B-K this weekend

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liam7020
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by liam7020

As I’m sure a good number of you already know the Belgium road season starts this weekend with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (still can’t get use to not calling it Het Volk) and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, thus marking the beginning of the Cobbled Classics season. I’m an old fella now but every year the prospect of six weeks of foul weather sh*t fights across Flanders and northern France still gets me well excited, nay almost orgasmic! In bike racing terms it doesn’t get any better than this – let battle commence!!
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Resurrecting this old thread again. Tomorrow's the day THE REAL SEASON BEGINS!!!!
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yes indeed this time of year is a ripper. i am very new to cycling and so this is probably the first year where i am managing to watch the races and really take it all in. i have also been incorporating viewing of previous years races into training so that i get some context for the upcoming classic. so all this week it has been strade bianche. the only issue it is over so soon!
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by liam7020

Once more into the breach, dear friends! Just caught the weather forecast on een - it's to be -6 overnight and only 4 degrees tomorrow with biting winds in Flanders. I've got goose bumps just thinking about and it's got f*ck all to do with the weather! Step up all the hard lads.
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by TonyM

I also love this time of the year in terms of Pro races!

Can’t wait to watch it!

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by liam7020

Looking forward to the new finale in the Omloop. Just like the old De Ronde parcours and so much better than the present iteration.
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And, where you satisfied with the new finale?

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Oh yes, hard fast racing on an excellent parcours. Felt sorry for Vanmarcke – he made the selection on the Muur but only came away with 3rd. Guess that’s racing. To my shame my Flemish is extremely limited but towards the end of the Omloop on Saturday I thought I heard Michel Wuyts and Renaat Schotte talking about a "vintage De Ronde finale". And that's just what it reminded me of. Memories of De Leeuw attacking on Tenbossestraat and soloing to victory in the ’98 De Ronde! Superb stuff!!

We should get up a petition to get the old Flanders finish reinstated. Of course that would never work because there’s just too much money to made from those big hospitality tents sitting on the Oude Kwaremont on the 14th Sunday of the year!
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