Author Archives: Joe Sullivan

Pepe’s Race Report

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So the Belgian summer is coming to a close for me before exams start and racing takes a back seat, but I went to give it a last go over the weekend in Schriek, a nearby town. We had a …

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The Belgian Summer

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May is a special time in Belgium. The weather changes from the chilly, rainy, overcast days of March and April into plenty of days of 16º-20ºC (~60-70ºF) sunshine. It may not be beach weather, but it’s surprisingly pleasant regardless. The …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Tom Says Thanks

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From one of the young guns of the sport to the seasoned veteran, Tom Boonen has found his way into the hearts of cycling fans across the world. Such world-class skill & sportsmanship had to be celebrated with a world-class …

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Pepe’s EuroReport: Paris-Roubaix

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I’m a believer in the FutureShock. Every day on the bike is an absolute joy. Always smooth and comfy over various pavé, but responsive when I get out of the saddle and takes corners like it was on rails. The …

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Pepe’s Race Report – Heide Linter

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So it’s March! Race season has begun for me here in Belgium, starting with a 1.18 kermesse at Heide Linter. My first race in over 6 months, I was getting very excited to get out and race again.   In …

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is a magical race. Featuring cobbles, crosswinds, and several famous “bergs,” it is a brilliant start to the European Classics season. “Omloop” literally translates to “circuit”; where riders make a loop that starts & finishes in Ghent. …

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