Tag Archives: Oudenaarde

Classic Cobbles: The Kerkgate

We’re leveling out a bit this week to introduce you to a century old cobblestone street located just outside of the city of Oudenaarde known as the Kerkgate. The Kerkgate is located in the small village of Mater in the community of Oudenaarde. It’s name literally translates to Church Gate, which gets it’s name from […]

Monumental Bergs: The Kapelleberg

This week, we’re moving just 2 kilometers down the road, along the same ridge line as last weeks climb to introduce you to the Kapelleberg. Kapelleberg means Chapel Hill in Flemish, paying homage to the Sint-Vincentiuskapel situated along this asphalt climb. The Kapelleberg averages just over 6% with a maximum gradient of 14% and covers […]

Monumental Bergs: Ladeuze

We’re coming to you from the middle of The ChainStay’s fourth season, which is hands down our busiest season yet! So busy in fact that we are utterly shocked that Le Tour has already crowned it’s winner, the Olympics are just around the corner, and it’s the end of July for goodness sakes! Where has […]

Koppenberg 24 – The Recap

Holly Haentjens marks off another of Gregg's laps up the Koppenberg

The figurative dust has settled on my 24 Hours riding the Koppenberg, along with the literal fatigue in my right knee, and it’s time to reflect on my time conquering the Koppenberg. “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ? T.S. Eliot ?  My preparations for a 24 […]

Dwars Door Vlaanderen – Photos

Niki Terpstra and Chavenel dominate the Belgian bike race of Dwars Door Vlanderen

What a beautiful day of bicycle racing in Belgium! The 2012 Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Straight Through Flanders), Seen as one of the first real tests of the form for contenders for the big spring classics, race didn’t disappoint this year. We saw a very in form Omega Pharma team using their strength in numbers to launch Niki Terpstra […]