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Nationals should be D-Day..

Nationals should be D-Day.. My last week for nationals is a bit hazy.. I worked everyday and had almost everyday overtime. Due to urgent calls, we can’t ignore people and say “hey shifts over, call again next time”. No we (the police) are here to help people. So the little time I had left I […]

How It Is To Be a Rider’s Mummy

Who is the first person you think of when you are suffering on your bike so much that you feel like your about to die? Your mother! At least, that’s what I do. In my mind it goes like: “Mummy, help me!”. And that’s because my mother has always been there for me. She is […]
Stop and Enjoy, I said smiling at the camera

Ride, Pause, Think, Repeat

  Hurry, Hurry, oh, no, wait, why? One thing I have always struggled with in all aspects with my life is the ability to slow down and enjoy the moment. For example, this morning at breakfast, there was no need to rush, I had absolutely no where to be, however I found myself agitated, wanting to hurry […]

New Bike Day

We all know the exciting feeling of getting new toys AKA gifts. The only difference between now and when I was a kid is that I can’t jump around and jell anymore – I could but people would look funny at me. But hey, sometimes joy takes over and I do it anyway. Last Friday I woke […]
Jolien dhoore Lotte Kopecky Hong Kong Track

Racing in Hong Kong [video]

Kaat van der Meulen (Lotto Soudal Ladies and Belgian Cycling Track Specialist) filmed her impression of the Worlds in Hong Kong. Our Belgian Cycling Team performed extraordinary! Jolien D’hoore and Lotte Kopecky won the first women’s Madison on a WC. And how! They raced so strong and so smart, countered the key attacks, won the […]

What’s a Coffee Ride [video]

Chantal Hoffman of the Lotto Soudal Ladies explains what does a coffee ride means. Cyclists goes on coffee rides when they are on a recovery ride. They don’t have to do intensive training, just make their legs spin.

The ‘Joy’ Of Time Trialling

The season is about one month far and my first time trial is coming up. For me this is quite an important event because my first biggest goal this year, will be the national championships ITT (individual time trial). From week one, a training session on the tt-bike is integrated in my schedule. Even though […]

Down the rabbit hole with Kasia

Crashing your bike, I think, is one of the biggest fears of every rider. There are some typical crashes every cyclist has to go through. Everybody falls sometimes… You’re riding, you have to stop. You’re braking, coming to a stop and then realising you’re still stuck in your pedals. And then suddenly, it’s feeling like […]

Happy Women’s Day!

It’s 2017 and we, cycling women, came a long way. Cycling has a lot of terms like Flandrien, Sprinteur, Grimpeur, … They have a lot of gorgeous looking bikes. They have a lot of super looking clothes. All-male. It took us a long time to get next to them. Thanks to Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, […]

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Part 2: The Race

When you arrive at the team hotel the time starts flying. Together with my teammate Jessie we got there at 16h30. One whole evening left. But with massage, team meeting and dinner and… some good old gossip it is bedtime before you know it. It is nice to have an hour of massage before the […]