In this week’s regular episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Renaat Schotte, one of the voices of cycling in Belgium, to review a scintillating weekend of Classics racing - and one that reaffirmed Jumbo-Visma’s supremacy ahead of the Tour of Flanders.
We savour an E3 Saxo Bank Classic illuminated by three galáciticos of the pro peloton before going on to discuss an edition of Gent-Wevelgem that will be remembered for its hideous conditions, a stunning performance by one team and a remarkable act of generosity by their leader.
The episode ends on a sombre note as, on the anniversary of Richard Moore’s passing, Lionel and Daniel reflect on the legacy and the void left by their friend, colleague and inspiration.
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