Tag: tour of flanders

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 […]

The World’s Fastest Bike? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 67

(metallic whooshing) – This week, we’ve got hot new tech from Flanders, plus casual clothing for cyclists who like to remain, well, understated I guess. – Plus, a bike that’s gonna be used in next week’s Hour record attempt. – And all the usual favorites. (energetic electronic music) (metallic whooshing) Right, first up this week […]

How To Adapt Your Bike For Pavé – Riding The Cobbles

There are some weird and wonderful creations at Paris-Roubaix. While a lot of teams use stock bikes, more manufacturers see it as an opportunity to create new models for their ranges like the Specialized Roubaix that has won 4 editions, including last year with Tom Boonen. These models feature more relaxed angles, a softer ride. […]

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 […]

Johan Museeuw’s Colnago C40 Pro Bike

– [Man] For cycling fans over a certain age, this bike will almost undoubtedly have, at some point, been your dream bike, if it’s not still today. Because this is a classic Colnago C40. But then, even more than that, this is a legendary Mapei Team Colgnago C40. And if that’s not enough still, this […]

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 […]

5 Things We Learnt From The Tour Of Flanders | The Cycling Racing News Show

(start clock beeping) (start clock rings) (men cheering) – Coming up this week on the GCN Racing News Show, five things we learned from the Tour of Flanders including a monumental cockup from GCN, even by our own low standards. We’ve also got the Dwars door Vlaanderen, the continued emergence of a bright young American […]

The Incredible Bikes & Cycling Tech Of The First World War

– I’m at the Centrum Ronde Van Vlaanderen, or Tour of Flanders Center, here in Oudenaarde, Belgium. This is a really cool place. There’s loads to see and do here and it’s absolute must-visit for, well, any cycling fan who’s coming through the area. But I’m here to see an exhibition on the very first […]