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My top Five Belgian Climbs

5) The Muur Van Geraardsbergen.  I can’t write anything remotely original about this mythical climb, so I’ll use personal experience instead. The reason it makes number 5 is because its actually quite awful. Its so unfathomably rough, and when raced, its unfathomably hard. I genuinely dislike riding up it. It’s only in my top 5 […]

Motivation

Psychology professors define motivation as “the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviours.” So therefore, motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or riding a bicycle race to win that said race. Recently I have very much been considering motivation. It’s not the […]

First two weeks in the USA

 have been in the USA just over 2 weeks now. I have done the team training camp and 3 races. The Astellas Oncology is great, and we’re all starting to really find form. I have stayed in 5 different hotels for a total of 17 nights. I have been in 9 states and been back to 4 […]

Ethopian Cycling

Maybe you know by now, my team, Marco Polo – Donckers Koffie, is registered in Ethopia. Of all places, it’s registered in a country where life in general has been thwarted by soaring temperatures, vast deserts, but not least the war between the Ethiopian, and the Eritrean government. To give a brief history, Eritrea was […]

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Dairy Queens

Here’s an over used term from many a successful sportsperson – “I’m thankful for the support of my friends, family, and fans”. In my case you can certainly eliminate fans from that sentence. It’s true that I am indeed thankful for the support of my friends and family. There’s certainly more truth in the sentence […]

Classics in a different light

Starting with the dictionary definition. Classic as a noun – “A work of art of recognized and established value”. I am about to agree with the dictionary. I believe a Classic to be philosophically artistic. I think I have found a way to convey the message in a way that has ultimately given me a […]

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5 worst roads in Belgium

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my favourite climbs in Belgium. I should have specified but they were my favourite roads too. So, for every up there is a down. Wherever there is a peak there is a trough. Wherever there is a good road in Belgium, there is one that makes you […]

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