Login to VeloClub|Not a member?   Sign up now.

Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 7, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff and Marianne Vos crowned European road champions; Mikel Landa takes out the Vuelta a Burgos; Peta Mullens, Chris Jongewaard take Australian Cyclocross titles; James Hayden wins the fifth Transcontinental Race; Cameron Meyer rejoins Orica-Scott in three-year deal; Andrey Amador injured in training crash; Lucas Hamilton targeting Tour de l’Avenir success; Ruth Corset on retirement and her career of two halves; Worst race ever? CCB duo survives rough Tour of Qinghai Lake; Former British champion Tim Harris and his Belgian Seat of Learning.

Former British champion Tim Harris and his Belgian Seat of Learning

by CyclingTips

This is a great read at Rouleur about a man who’s provided support for some of the biggest names in the sport: Cavendish, Froome, Gaviria. His name’s Tim Harris and he runs a house in Belgium that’s become somewhat legendary in the European cycling scene. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The whole thing really started in 2003 with a puncture. Tim Harris, the chair-trading retired racer, was out on his bike, enjoying, or perhaps simply enduring, the endless network of quiet, concrete roads that criss-cross the landscape, when he felt it go. He wasn’t far from home, so it was perhaps even more irritating to puncture right there. He stopped outside a tall, double-fronted red brick house, and set about changing his tube.

He glanced up at the building. It was rather fetching, detached, with ornate brickwork decoration; a typically proud example of provincial bourgeois architecture of the late 19th century; not unusual in this part of the world, but perhaps an unusually fine example. It was the oldest house in the neighbourhood, and, after a variety of incarnations, most recently as a supermarket, it had become somewhat (very) dilapidated. But, he couldn’t help but notice, it was for sale. Chairs had been selling well. In the early part of the 21st century, a lot of people had wanted to sit down.

So he bought the house. And then the cyclists came.

Follow the link to read the full article at Rouleur.

Comments are closed.