Tag: cobbles

Are Wider Tyres Worth It? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

– On this week’s ask GCN anything, we shall be discussing leg length discrepancy, ceramic bearings, riding over cattle grids, and a whole lot more. First up though, a question in on Twitter from Tom Mason, I currently ride 23 millimetre Conti tyres but I’m heading over to Belgium for a few days. Should I […]

The Best Pro Bikes And Custom Tech At The Tour Of Flanders

– We are about one hour away from the start of the 2019 Tour of Flanders and Antwerp. Yesterday, though, we took the opportunity to go around a few of the teams’ hotels to find out what some of the top riders are using for the Cobbled classics this year. (futuristic music) And what better […]

Paris-Roubaix & Itzulia Basque Country | The Cycling Race News Show

Welcome back, this week the cobbled classics conclude on Northern France with Paris Roubaix, we have the sprinters classic, Scheldeprijs, stage racing in the Basque Country and the Netherlands, plus records tumble in the velodrome at the Commonwealth Games. It is with great sadness though that I have to start this week’s show by telling […]

How To Setup Your Road Bike For Bad Roads Or Cobbles!

– So the Northern Classics are here upon us, and it’s probably my favorite time of the season. Actually, it is my favorite time of the season. But what makes these races so special are those cobbled sectors. And this is probably the only race in the calendar where pros make a huge difference in […]

Cyclocross Legends: Bart Wellens & The 777.be Pro Team

– Okay, so we’re here at the Koppenberg Cyclocross, one of the most iconic cross races in the world. Today’s the first race of the DVV Trophy. I’m here with a friend, Bart. – Hi. – Well, the two-time Belgian champion, two-time world champion. Bart, thanks for coming out. – You’re welcome. (metallic whooshing) (dreamy […]

How To Double-Wrap Handlebar Tape | Set Up Your Road Bike For Cobbles

– With the Cobbled Classic season here upon us, we start to see some changes on the bikes of professional cyclists. One of the most common changes is in fact, double wrapping handlebar tape. The reason they do so is to get a little bit more extra comfort when riding over cobblestones. However, it’s not […]

How To Ride Your Bike On Cobbles Like A Pro

– Every March and April we watch in awe as the classics hard men and women sail over these brutal bone rattling cobblestones. The TV doesn’t do it justice and they make it look easy. But in fact, it’s far from it. – Yeah, and what can make it even more difficult is the wrong […]

Tour de France, Tour of Austria & Giro Rosa | The Cycling Race News Show

Welcome to the GCN Racing News Show – this week, we talk through the winners and losers from the first week of the Tour de France, including some really cool power stats from TrainingPeaks. Plus, there’s a dominant performance as the Giro Rosa hits the Zoncolan and a week of wins for Bahrain Merida at […]