Champion System Reveals Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen RosterBobbie Traksel will lead the Champion System Pro Cycling Team when Asia’s first and only pro continental squad takes the start line Friday at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen.
Bobbie Traksel held the most aggressive rider jersey from start to finish for the Champion System Pro Cycling Team at the Tour of Oman. (Champion System photo.)
Champion System Sport Director Franky Van Haesebroucke said the three-day race that begins with a...Read Full Story
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Born on this day in Lummen in 1962, retired Belgian cyclist Eric Vanderaerden won the prologues of both the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana during 1983, his first year as a professional. A string of victories in one-day races seemed to confirm his future potential for a cycling-besotted nation that was eager to find a successor to its favourite son, Eddy Merckx.
One year later, he became National Champion and...Read Full Story
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team had complete control of the front of the peloton in the final kilometers of the 204.2km Stage 2 of Driedaagse Van De Panne-Koksijde, putting all riders on the front working very hard for sprinter Mark Cavendish.
However, with just 1km to go, Iljo Keisse and Niki Terpstra — in a headwind — were left with the responsibility of leading out Cavendish. Despite the challenging situation, they pulled so hard for the Manx Missile they had a gap with only one...Read Full Story
Learco Guerra, who died on this day in 1963, started out as a footballer. However, he turned out not to be very good at it and so he decided to have a go at cycling instead. He turned out to be very good at that, earning himself the nickname "Locomotive" for his ability to keep on for kilometre after kilometre at high speed.
Born in Bagnolo san Vito on the 14th of October 1902, Guerra's football ambitions meant that he came to cycling unusually late when he was 26. It took...Read Full Story
Abu Dhabi's 204km track will host the Cycling Race of Champions event in November 2007,