We raced yesterday in Belgium and we do go there regularly because we like the atmosphere and the passionate tradition.
The Flandre or what they call “Wlanderen” is the nearest area on the other side of the channel, racing in this area is kermesse time, 6/7 km circuit to repeat 17/19 times for a total of 120km.
Perfect for speed training and learning to race in the wind and sometimes also “pave’” or cobles. You feel safe road are close from the traffic and riders are racing very well.
One little question, why is it that a disqualified pro rider for testing positive able to race elite/amateur races?
We were very surprised to know from a french rider about this story and also a very disappointed.
Anyway we did enjoyed race there and the trip was a good team spirit and quality time.