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All my posts that mention or include Tom Boonen in some way.

Greatest Spring Classics Races – E3 Harelbeke

Greatest Spring Classics Races – E3 Harelbeke

The first E3 BinckBank Classic was first run in 1958 and would head from Harelbeke to Antwerp and back. From the early 1960s it was called the E3-Prijs Vlaanderen. Originally named after a local motorway, the road has since been renamed the E17 but the race has name has stuck.

Champs Élysées – the most iconic street in cycling

Champs Élysées – the most iconic street in cycling

To most people, the Champs Elysees is a premium-priced shopping street. With a very wide road in the middle of it and evenly spaced trees lining the edges. To anyone with a bike, however, it is the iconic finish of the Tour de France. Champs Elysees Summary Every year since 1975, the Tour de France has …

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the start of the Spring Classics season. Whilst not a classic in itself, it’s the first race that will lead to the likes of Paris Roubaix and Liege Bastogne Liege. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad contains a few of the same cobbled climbs (hellingen) that are also in E3 Harelbeke and Tour of …

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