Pipped GIF from Dwars door Vlaanderen

See the full video on YouTube and read the humorous recap on Deadspin.

An incredibly fun two-week run of Belgian cobbled classics started today with Dwars door Vlaanderen, a semi-flat but challenging warm up to the hellish Ronde van Vlaanderen. However, the race almost didn’t happen after terrorist attacks ripped through the Brussels airport yesterday. Race officials considered cancelling the race, but it went on, albeit short a few riders. Giant-Alpecin couldn’t get their team into Belgium to start the race, Movistar had to field a stunted eight-man lineup, and Fabian Cancellara had to drive to the race from Switzerland.

Good to see Belgium get back to the business of bike racing. For another take on Belgium, also shared a story on Medium from Issue 23 of of our magazine.