Author Archives: Holly

Monumental Bergs: The Taaienberg

Following yesterday’s stage win by Tom Boonen at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina it’s only fitting that we feature one of his favorite climbs of the Flemish Ardennes. Casually known as the “Boonenberg” the Taaienberg is a climb where Tom Boonen has been known to test the legs of his competition. The Taaienberg […]

Monumental Bergs: The Paterberg

Less than 6 kilometers down the road from last week’s feature climb the Koppenberg, lies another famous cobbled climb of the Flemish Ardennes; The Paterberg. It’s another extremely tough climb with 46 meters of elevation change over 360 meters; relatively short yes, but its 12% average gradient and 20% maximum gradient over cobblestones means this […]

Monumental Bergs: The Koppenberg

Without the famous bergs, the Flemish Ardennes would hardly register as an epicenter of cycling, but as it so happens there are over 50 climbs in East Flanders alone with nearly 90% of them within 20km of Oudenaarde and a whopping 70% within 15km of Oudenaarde! This is why we thought we’d introduce you to […]

January at the ChainStay

Though Christmas is right around the corner we’ve already got January on our minds. How come? Well it’s only 12 days away, and 20 days until most National CX Championships. After that we’ve got TWO World Cup races; Lievin France on January 15th, and Hoogerheide Netherlands on January 22nd, with Kasteelcross in Zonnebeke Belgium on […]