Tag archive for ‘tour of belgium’

  • Cyclocrossers Take On Tour of Belgium

    The podium: Pauwels, Meeusen and Stybar. Bart Hazen

    We’re craving race results here at Cyclocross Magazine headquarters, and luckily, the Tour of Belgium has arrived just in the nick of time. Since it is the Tour of Belgium, it only makes sense that a quick look down the…

  • Tour of Belgium: As Seen Through Cyclocrossers’ Eyes

    Klaas Vantornout with Tom Meeusen in the Tour of Belgium. © Jonas Bruffaerts

    A Telenet-Fidea jersey tucked in behind Tom Boonen’s Quickstep jersey in a sprint. Or a BKCP-Powerplus jersey wedged between Philippe Gilbert and André Greipel’s Omega Pharma-Lotto jerseys while shooting through a tight turn at over 30mph. These rarities can only be found in one professional cycling event – the Tour of Belgium, a five day stage race that weaves its way through Belgium’s countryside. [More...]

    Since 2006, cyclocross racers have been taking the start of this event. Back then, it was only a handful of cross riders such as Sven Nys, Richard Groenendaal, Lars Boom and Sven Vanthourenhout. The cross racer count has since grown to about twenty coming from four teams – BKCP-Powerplus, Sunweb-Revor, Landbouwkrediet, and Telenet-Fidea.

  • Nys, Albert, Plenty of Crossers at Tour of Belgium

    Kevin Pauwels won his first World Cup today in Zolder. © Bart Hazen

    by Robbie Carver Wrapping up our coverage of the five day Tour of Belgium, Sven Nys showed his class by coming out on top among the cyclocrossers. Nys finished in 22nd place, 3:11 down from Quick Step’s overall winner Stijn Devolder…

  • Big-Name ’Crossers at 2010 Tour of Belgium

    Niels Albert being caught by Sven Nys ©Dan Seaton

    by Robbie Carver Three days ago, the cyclocross capitol of the world began hosting the 80th edition of the Tour of Belgium, a five day stage race whose first start gun went off in 1908. Why should you care? Well, because,…



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