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6Day Amsterdam

6Day Amsterdam

Yesterday, I went to the ‘6 Day Amsterdam’, a six day cycling race. I made a few sketches of the track (click on the sketch above for a larger version), and I tried to do make some sketches during the derny race. Finally, my love…

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Ik wil in De Muur!

Ik wil in De Muur!

My favourite cycling magazine is ‘De Muur’ (named after the famous Muur van Geraardsbergen). Last week I received the latest issue, the first one that appears at a new independent publisher. Very nice, but: no images. I think these ‘woodcut/linocut’ type of drawings would fit…

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Bekentenis in Nederlandse wielerwereld

Bekentenis in Nederlandse wielerwereld

  My translation: Wim van Gerwen (7 times Tour of Nederwetten) wants to come clean too. ‘call me, Catherine Keyl.’ You will understand that Catherine Keyl is regarded as the dutch Oprah. Ook over Wim van Gerwen hebben we Mart Smeets nooit gehoord.

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Cycling…

Cycling…

The way I feel as a cycling fan… Hoe ik me voel als een wielerliefhebber…

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Waiting for the riders…

Waiting for the riders…

Yesterday, I was in Sittard at the Worldchampionships Cycling. In Sittard was the start of the team time trial. Waiting for the riders, I had the opportunity to make a few sketches. The man above was one of many volunteers who watched over the riders’…

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Eagerness

Eagerness

The man of the cycling season so far is Tom Boonen. From his first races this year, he has shown an extraordinary eagerness to find back his shape of a few years back. And he did: winning four classic races, with a record third win…

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Cycling in Colorado

Cycling in Colorado

An important part of watching cycling, for me, is admiring the landscape. This week, cyclists are competing in the Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. Tuesday, they passed this moonlike rock formation. Een belangrijk onderdeel van het kijken naar wielrennen is, voor mij althans, het bewonderen…

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George Hincapie – best team mate ever

George Hincapie – best team mate ever

During my holiday in Sweden, I have not been able to follow the Tour de France. I only saw the last few stages when I came home… I like to congratulate George Hincapie with his incredible Tour results: he finished his 16th Tour de France…

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Rainbow

Rainbow

The rainbow jersey is the most beautiful jersey in cycling. It is worn by the world champion, as you might know. It is especially beautiful when it is worn on sunny days by the mighty shoulders of Thor Hushovd. He won yesterday’s stage in de…

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Cycling high

Cycling high

The riders going down of the Nufenen Pass in the Tour de Suisse today – just to show you the beauty of cycling in the high mountains. And to let you know that the two ‘Alpe d’Huzes’ riders I have been promoting a bit on…

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Death of a cyclist

Death of a cyclist

I have not been able to post a message last week, so only today I found the opportunity to write about the terrible crash last Monday, in which belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died. As a cycling fan, I know crashes are part of the sport,…

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Human machine appears to be human

Human machine appears to be human

Last year, Fabian Cancellara was invincible in the Tour des Flandres and Paris-Roubaix – he was even accused of hiding a tiny motor in his bicycle. This year he was superior in the E3-Prijs, one week before the Tour des Flanders. No wonder he was…

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Cycling in Flanders

Cycling in Flanders

These weeks, the roads of Flanders are the stage for the best cycling of the season: the flemish classics. I was struck by the photo of these clippings, that the riders of the Leopard-trek team stuck to their bikes during ‘Dwars door België’ of last…

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Beauty of cycling

Beauty of cycling

I just love cycling… among others for this kind of images! It was taken today during the Montepaschi Strade Bianche, a race (partly) over unpaved roads in Tuscany, Italy. Winner of the day was the belgian Philippe Gilbert. Ik ben gek op wielrennen… onder andere…

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First weeks of cycling

First weeks of cycling

I really enjoyed the first weeks of cycling this year. We had good dutch victories of Lars Boom (beating Cancellara in a short time trial), Theo Bos (beating Cavendish in a mass sprint), Robert Gesink (winning on a climb and winning his first time trial as…

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Thank you, Mr. Post

Thank you, Mr. Post

Two days ago, Peter Post died at the age of 77. When I started following cycling races in the late 1970s – early 1980s, his TI Raleigh team was the best cycling team in the world. When the tv coverage of a race began (I…

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