Sarah interviews… Loes Gunnewijk tells us how to win the Classics
Loes Gunnewijk shares some memories of her 15 years in top-class cycling – and what memories! She talks about racing in the London Olympics, how she won the Omloop het Nieuwsblad and got onto the podium of the Ronde van Vlaanderen – and previews the Spring Classics, including Saturday’s Ronde van Drenthe, and tells the story of how she won that one too!
And for aspiring cyclists, she had tons of advice on how to race the Classics, and lots, lots more, including how riders even get selected for the Dutch Olympic team, what she’s up to now she’s retired, including the UCI Directeur Sportif course, why she retired when she did – and how you can learn her secrets.
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Follow Loes – and book onto one of her cycling clinics, to learn her secrets – on her website, and her twitter. Loes won the Ronde van Drenthe in gorgeous fashion in 2010 – here’s how to follow the 2016 version, but make sure you re-live 2010:
And Loes’ performance in the London 2012 Olympic Road race was just beautiful. You can watch the full race here – Loes and Ellen van Dijk attacking out of London is cycling perfection.
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