Despite the horrific Muur-ectomy, de Ronde van Vlaanderen somehow manages to produce a race. I guess monuments have a way of bringing out the best of those racing. As much as I hate the “riders make the race” saying, it definitely was the case in this edition. However, compared to the awesome might and spectacle of the de Muur-Kapelmuur, the current parcours is more a limp handshake than an angry Leeuw van Vlaanderen met raised clenched fist met lightning symbols shooting out of it.
Speaking of awesome might and spectacle, IT’S TIME VOOR GIFS.
Signs you may be racing in Belgium: 1) Cobblestones 2) Narrow roads 3) Lots of fans 4) Drunk fans performing the “OH F**K 2-Hop Dance”
Phinney in the break like a baws.
Apparently, Bernie Eisel still races. Also, a Professor Man-Q sighting!
“What’s my muthaf**king name?” Stijn definitely deserved the Hoogerland award for his Ronde ride.
No words, really. Just bike racing in de Vlaanderen.
Phinney at de kop, on de Paterberg. #BAWS
STIJN. F**KING. DEVOLDER!! After yet *another* date with the tarmac, SD grinds his way back into the peloton passing the (former) God of Thunder.
Sweeping shot of swiftly moving peloton is sweeping.
Based on how he’s looked, at least physically, I figured Tommeke would figure more. I figured wrong.
Ooooo, Greg Van Avermaet makes voor attacking. This is what’s known as animating a race.
GVA looking real serious like. A kernel of hope is growing…
Yep, they’re still there, Peter. #ALLTHEFAVORITES
“We are friends, no? Let’s maket work.”
GVA? Moar like GVAGAIN, AMIRITE?
Sep Vanmarcke is working wicked hahd on his straight ahead attacks. Next time, Sep.
Leading de Ronde up de Oude Kwaremont—not too shabby.
Fabian the Vigilant sees things then does things. OPQS, amazingly, have managed to completely f**k themselves. Yes, that *includes* Stijn met GVA.
During #Fabsclinic, gaaps are meant to be made.
#Fabsclinic met Vanmarcke.
Playing an epic game of Kops & Achtervolgers™ on de Paterberg.
Sep’s having anger management issues with Stijn’s participation issues.
TACTICAL GEL!! Or, TACTICGEL.
Fabs and Sep, they dance nice together. Making Vanmarcke, mark.
Jump! No, now jum, no, yes?! MAYBEEEEE!!
Overwinnings and sads.
Fabian Cancellara wint de 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen!
“JAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!” Also apparently, “F**KING C**T!!”