Off topic: Finally Here!!! The Cobbled Classics

Posted: February 26, 2010 by limabean03 in Uncategorized

I’ve been waiting for this since…well since this time last year.  While most Americans are familiar with the super thin, aerobic monsters of the Tour de France, not many are aware of the heavier brutes who race across the worst roads in Europe in the absolute worst weather conditions.  These are the hard men of the “Cobbled Classics,” so called because they race across cobblestones as well as paved roads.  These races are one day, very fast, loaded with crashes, and very dramatic.  The first of the cobbled classics begins this weekend with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (formerly known as Omloop Het Volk) on Saturday and the Kurne Brussels Kurne on Sunday.  You can watch these live and for free on  Time to crack open a Belgian ale and holler at the T.V. screen!!!

  1. Greg Smith says:

    That’s what I’m talking about!!

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