Das 2017/18 crossrad saison ist fast am ende  – 2018 ‘road’ races mit eine crossrad gefuehl.

(The 2017/18 cyclo cross season is nearly over – 2018 ‘road’ races with the feel of cross)

Listed below are races that I look forward to on the road race calendar of which some are well known and others not so much.

What all have in common is a touch of the ‘Roubaixesque’ about them, each event features non-tarmac sections and for me this offers races that cannot be called routine. There are kilometres of dirt tracks, pave, green roads, gravel and farm tracks in addition to tarmac – 2018 Results Here

Maybe the best race of all in 2017 was the finish of Dwars door het Hageland – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhSxwEt0tTg&t=12s

From the past is a stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2010 held on the ‘White Roads’ in a mud-fest – Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkjSLKuqmmg

I note that the Tour de France is also up for a little pave and gravel – Stage  9 of the 2018 Tour de France Arras to Roubaix will feature over 20 kilometres of Roubaix pave on 15 July. (http://www.letour.fr/en/stage-9)

After a rest day Stage 10 Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand, the race tackles the unpaved gravel ascent of the Plateau des Glières. (http://www.letour.fr/en/stage-10)

Picture above is from Dengie Tour of the Marshes – Hell of the East..

Dengie Tour – the Hell of the East

Race dates 2018 (many have live streaming via the internet) – 2018 Results Here

Tar and Gravel – January 28 – http://gravelandtar.com – 2018 Results/Video Here
Le Samyn – February 27 – http://www.lesamyn.be/   – 2018 Results/Video Here
Strade Bianchii – March 3 – http://www.strade-bianche.it/en/ – 2018 Results/Video Here
Gent Wevelgem – March 25 – http://www.gent-wevelgem.be/en/gw/elite-men
Paris Roubaix – April 8 – http://www.paris-roubaix.fr/us/
Tro Bro Léon – April 15 – https://www.trobroleon.com/
Rutland – Melton International CiCLE Classic – April 22 – http://cicleclassic.co.uk/
Tour of Battenkill – April 28 – http://tourofthebattenkill.com/
Dwars Door Het Hageland  – August 4 – http://www.dwarsdoorhethageland.be/
Slag om Norg- August 11 – http://slagomnorg.nl/
Scaal Sels Merksem – September 9 – http://www.schaalsels.be/

Oude Kwaremont

Past race Videos – 2018 Results Here

Tar and Gravel
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1m0CdBQvmo

Le Samyn
The mini Paris Roubaix with men’s and women’s race the same day.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPXzVSBbf3Q
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcNPVwaTPc8
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwz8ZKvRgOA
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egO9UfHwGII

Strade Bianchii
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HyxhvIYZQM
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6eebGra4hk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPomEbKDpQk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFsu22fG4I

Gent Wevelgem
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BfYTst7G4&t=18s
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcTcMud3Pg&t=2s

Paris Roubaix
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTp__vtNwJo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzpx_qY_ZqI

Tro Bro Léon
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0vDisdXpqk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G05RytK-QeU&t=26s

Rutland – Melton International CiCLE Classic
Video – https://youtu.be/qFfzR9lwcrY
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Hn6CIPUVc
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuYSJWxhK1Q
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_vWAcqHYQ

Tour of Battenkill
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4LlUjuuK98&t=53s

Dwars Door Het Hageland
Final K’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhSxwEt0tTg&t=12s
Full race – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYaEoHiXTAM

Slag om Norg
Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNCRVAzdKY
Part One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gzs_DqvqrM
Part Two – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHvAUq-uJs
Part Three – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u7JeYnzId0

Scaal Sels Merksem
Full Race  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M-H4StjEys
Dusty tracks 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJHz-GqKzk
Dusty tracks 2  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzTPaP3us4
Final/Results – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smspa3WglhU&t=18s

‘Roubaixesque’ – https://cyclesport.london/…/before-there-was-…/roubaixesque/

More Pictures here – https://www.facebook.com/cyclesport.london/posts/1786677938304146

Giro d’Italia