News Shorts - 21 August

Tour of East Flanders 17 Stage 2 - Peter Livingstone (BiciSport Mobius) after 150k of racing full gas along tiny Flemish laneways in a peloton of 160 riders. The tough stage was run off in wet, dangerous & greasy conditions with numerous crashes. The Tour of East Flanders concluded on 20 August. The complete Flanders 17 diary featuring all of Peter's Belgian races is a scroll down to just below the News Shorts 17 July weekly update.  

Tour of East Flanders 17 Stage 2 - Peter Livingstone (BiciSport Mobius) after 150k of racing full gas along tiny Flemish laneways in a peloton of 160 riders. The tough stage was run off in wet, dangerous & greasy conditions with numerous crashes. The Tour of East Flanders concluded on 20 August. The complete Flanders 17 diary featuring all of Peter's Belgian races is a scroll down to just below the News Shorts 17 July weekly update.  

Tour of East Flanders 17 Stage 3 - Peter (3rd in line) approaching the Beveren cobbles near Hassdonk

Tour of East Flanders 17 Stage 3 - Peter (3rd in line) approaching the Beveren cobbles near Hassdonk

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Flanders 17 - Peter Livingstone (BiciSport Mobius) has concluded the Flemish escapade with the Tour of East Flanders finishing on 20 August. East Flanders results & pictures further below in the Flanders 17 diary. 

RACING THIS WEEK

25 August - RAW Track @ DGV

*  25-27 August - UCI World Masters Gran Fondo Championships (Albi, France) at www.albi2017cycling.eu  with BiciSport riders Anthony Colantonio, Brett Cocks & Graham Cocks

25-27 August - Tour of King Valley (Wangaratta Vic, NRS)

26 August - Sam Miranda Gran Fondo (Wangaratta Vic)

27 August - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters), Calga Caltex 100 Handicap (Central Coast) 

ROAD SAFETY ALERT - COWAN to HAWKESBURY BRIDGE

*  The stretch of the Old Pacific Highway from Cowan to the Hawkesbury River Bridge has been a safety concern for several years due to motor bikes speeding in both directions near Pie in the Sky Café at the top of the Hawkesbury Climb. If you cycling in that region its best to be off the Old Pacific Highway after 8.30am in the morning (especially on a Sunday).   

BICISPORT TRAINING THIS WEEK

*  23 August - DGV @ 3pm @ John Crouchley.

26 August - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, Piemonte Café (coffee only) @ 9.30am

Tourmalet 17 - Anthony Colantonio (BiciSport Master) en route to UCI UWCT Road Championships in Albi France took a diversion through the French Pyrenees.

Tourmalet 17 - Anthony Colantonio (BiciSport Master) en route to UCI UWCT Road Championships in Albi France took a diversion through the French Pyrenees.

D'Aubisque 17 - Anthony Colantonio having already climbed the Col du Tourmalet then the Col D'Aubisque was next on the bucket list

D'Aubisque 17 - Anthony Colantonio having already climbed the Col du Tourmalet then the Col D'Aubisque was next on the bucket list

ROESELARE CYCLING MUSEUM - CYCLING IS a RELIGION

*  There are two famous cycling museums in Flanders - the Tour of Flanders Museum in Oudenaarde and the somewhat lesser known Roeselare Cycling Museum. Both offer an outstanding collection of cycling history on display. The current Roeselare museum is being rebuilt (to reopen in March 2018) and a temporary display is now open to view at the Roeselare Tourism Office which is itself located within the (disused) Fathers Church. The theme "Cycling is a Religion" (http://www.koersisareligie.be or www.wielermuseum.be) appeared somewhat odd when placed in the context of the lovely Fathers Church, but each to their own. It was certainly worth the visit.    

Roeselare Cycling Museum 17 - The main display featured numerous historical bikes & jerseys

Roeselare Cycling Museum 17 - The main display featured numerous historical bikes & jerseys

Roeselare Cycling Museum 17 - the Eddy Merckx display featured his 1978 racing bike in the C&A professional team colours. The items on display in the Fathers Church are only a small portion of what will be on display at the new museum when it opens in March 2018. The Dwars Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) professional race will start in April 2018 from outside the new Roeselare museum.  

Roeselare Cycling Museum 17 - the Eddy Merckx display featured his 1978 racing bike in the C&A professional team colours. The items on display in the Fathers Church are only a small portion of what will be on display at the new museum when it opens in March 2018. The Dwars Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) professional race will start in April 2018 from outside the new Roeselare museum.