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Kuurne Brussels Kuurne 2016 Goes To Stuyven

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The Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne adventure began when I met Craig Grieve, Spokes bike shop owner and U23 race team backer, early Friday morning, to get a picture of the newly-logoed team car.

For Craig, the journey to Kuurne is a long haul; catching a ferry from Hull, arriving Saturday in time for the riders to recce part of the course. We caught up with them on Saturday night in Kortrijk  for a pizza and to hear how their preparation has gone and to plan for the race.

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Craig’s car is ready to go. Photo©Callum McGregor

Sunday in Ghent, if there is a eurocrat responsible for the weather this weekend they have done us a good turn with the spring sun shining when we head for the car and Kuurne.

As we pull up the fans are already wandering towards the start.

The mood is relaxed after a Belgian win in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad yesterday; Greg Van Avermaet is down to ride today … is the double possible?  We will find out