With the arrival of April, work is underway to prepare for the Classics. Like a PRO team, we ready ourselves for the stretch of spring racing that captures the hearts and minds of the cycling world. Here at BKW, the Chimay is chilled, the espresso is stocked, and the Lion is hoisted high above HQ. The anticipation creates a nervous energy, equal to that of the start village in Compiègne and, like the PROs with tire pressure, we check our internet connection again and again to ensure zero interruptions and leaving nothing to chance.
We play out the races in our heads; dreams of foul weather, and slippery stones. Our daydreams bring glimpses of a muddied Tchmil, Museeuw, Tafi, De Vlaeminck, LeMond, Vanderaerden, and a dust covered O'Grady. In the coming days, the hardest of hardmen will take center stage, placing the knife between their teeth in an effort to claim the spring's greatest prizes. We will be there to track every minute of it.
April and the crazed racing that takes place comes only once a year and many of us have been ready since May of 2007. The team at BKW have been working on a few special posts to compliment the racing action so please be sure to check back throughout the coming weeks.