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A Friday in Flanders, the Day Before Het Nieuwsblad 2011

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We’re in Flanders for Het Nieuwsblad 2011 and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, but first there are mechanics to annoy, bars to visit and bergs to climb. Donna Summer, Barry White, The Real Thing – and even a bit of Joe South; three pils for €5.40 and all the smoke you can handle – cigarettes and cigars – The Vivaldi, it’s a proper bar.

We won’t kick the backside out of it, tonight,‘ says Dave on Thursday; but the pils was cold and smooth, the soul and disco flowed… we got to bed at 03:45 with all of Scottish Cycling and the UCI’s problems sorted out.