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Cyclosportive training

Feb 5, 2010
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I have just entered the Tour of Flanders cyclosportive 150km ride which is on at the start of April.

for details of the tour of Flanders Click here

I am starting to panic as the bad weather has kept me off my bike for sometime I have entered the Burgess hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive "Classic Ride" to use it as training
[url=http://www.srs-events.cc]http://www.srs-events.cc[/URL]

I am just wondering if any of you have done the above rides and what to expect, If there are any people who have done both of these events how do they compare?
If I get around the Springtime Classic will I get around the Tour of Flanders cyclosportive ?

Who else is riding Flanders ?
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Hi cyclingnomad,

I have ridden the 150km Ronde 5 times and have only had poor weather once. Train the distance and make sure to include some rough roads or even some MTB riding to get the balance on the bike trained. Although I have to say that there is nothing which can prepare you for the cobblestone roads and hills. Just make sure you are strong enough to cover the 150km and get yourself up some steeeeep hills. The Koppenberg is simply ridiculous... I usually ride the Ronde with 25mm tires, even 28's a few times but have to chuckle when I see these skinny Belgian kids shooting up the Paterberg or Molenberg on stiff-as-hell aluminum bikes on 23's. Triple check your bike to make sure all is in perfect working order. The adrenaline will take care of the rest. It is a very well organized and enjoyable event! Good luck!