The Belgian Classic double bill weekend

The ungodly cobbles await.

This weekend is a double bill of cobble frenzy classic racing...

Starting off with Omloop het Nieuwsblad (Saturday) and Kuurne Brussel Kuurne (Sunday). It's my favorite part of the cycling season - the one-day classics - slugfest on the cobbles. These two Belgian classics may not be in the same stratosphere as the Ronde but to win the rider is sure to be akin to Flandrian worship. Of course, add in the typical rain and cold weather for a true Belgian epic. 

The KBK poster (above) is my early hands-down favorite, and translated...

'This course has no mercy.'

My top-3s:

KBK start list. (200kms) 1. Moreno Hofland 2. Alexander Kristoff 3. Andre Greipel

OhN start list. (199kms) 1. Greg Van Avermaet 2. Edvald Boasson Hagen 3. Sep Vanmarcke 

It will be an early wake up call for me (5:30 AM), too early to enjoy frites and a Pils, at least... bring on the klasseien and hellingnen!