as most of you diehard fans will know, the tour of flanders is on this weekend. sbs has a
live telecast of the event if you want to stay up till the wee hours of monday morning. last years race was an absolute pearler with fabian and tommeke breaking away from the pack before fabian engaged his motor to power away to take the victory.
here is a youtube link to last years highlights.
what you probably don’t know is that there is an elite women’s field who race at the same time albeit on a slightly shorter course. they cover a number of the same climbs as the men and definitely have the same climbs that fabian broke away on.
here is a youtube link to last years women’s highlights.
what very few of you will know is that we have a club member racing in this event on the weekend. davina summers has signed with a uci women’s team, bizkaia, and will be taking on the cobbled climbs of flanders. this is an awesome opportunity and we wish her all the best in the race.
if you want to leave some feedback, please add it to the comments as i know she still reads the blog and would appreciate some support from home.