Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Classics

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.

- RF

13 comments:

Mike Starr said...

Spot on, about waiting since May '07. Best two weeks of racing is now.

GP E3
Brabantse Pijl
3 days of De Panne
Flanders
Gent Wevelgem
Pino Cerami
Paris Roubaix

jk said...

are there online broadcasts?

Radio Freddy said...

JK - A friend of BKW will be on the field for PR, we may have some sweet images by day's end.

Anonymous said...

Merckx packed in bike bag, preggo & race kit in the suitcase, taxi ordered. De Ronde, here we come.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I eagerly await the stories.

Bolivar said...

HALLELUJAH brutha Feddy, Preach on! this is the racing I live for, the tour is great but these two weeks are the best part of the race calendar, followed closely by the remaining old world cup races and cross season.

cutty said...

the image for this post isn't loading. what is it?

Radio Freddy said...

Cutty - Its working using a Firefox browser, but I reposted it. Hope this helps.

cutty said...

works now, thanks!

Mike Starr said...

Forgot to add the Dwaars door Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) to my list above. That makes 2.5 weeks of fine classics racing at it's hardest. Looking forward to your Cobbled reports.

megalopolis said...

I took that same picture last year on the press tour for PR.

Ben said...

I am looking forward very much to reading this site for the next few weeks. It is always a perfect compliment to all the cycling news outlets.

Anonymous said...

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http://www.fyxomatosis.com/news.php?readmore=1147
Ride safe