Life in the Peloton – Belgian cobbled Classics with Luke Durbridge

Mar 31, 02:14 PM

The cobbled Classics in Belgium are such an exciting time of year and it's become a tradition for me to check in with my good buddy Luke Durbridge to talk about what makes these races so special.

Luke is up in Belgium at the moment and has been riding all the Classics that lead up to the big one on Sunday – the Tour of Flanders – and Paris-Roubaix just over the border in France a week later.

In this episode, we talk about how the races each have a character of their own and how the Grand Prix E3 is very different to Gent-Wevelgem. We talk positioning, fuelling and how to bounce back from a disappointing day as we answer some of your questions.

I hope it gives everyone a bit of insight into what these unique races are like to ride.

Until next time,
Mitch

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