Philippe Gilbert Claims His Second Belgian Road Race Championship

26 June 2016, Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure (BEL) Philippe Gilbert has become the Belgian Road Race Champion for the second time in his career, defeating Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in a one on one battle to the line. Greg Van Avermaet rounded out the podium in third place for the second consecutive year. A 25-rider move, including Gilbert, Van Avermaet, Dylan Teuns and Loïc Vliegen, went away … [Read more...]

Belgian Cycling Champion Igor Decraene Takes Own Life

BRUSSELS, Aug 30, 2014 - Belgium world junior cycling champion Igor Decraene was found dead on Saturday after taking his own life at the age of just 18, local media press reports said. A native of Waregem in northern Belgium, Decraene killed himself not far from there at Zulte, the Belga news agency said without giving further details. The Belgian cycling federation said it was … [Read more...]


BWR 2013 Logo

SPY Happily Rallies Stars of Cycling to Grueling, Hilly 125-Mile Charity Event & Celebration CARLSBAD, Calif.—San Diego-based innovative eyewear brand SPY®—known for its happy irreverence—is back with the second edition of their unique and extremely challenging Spring Classic cycling event, the SPY Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR). In true Flemish fashion, the BWR will feature moules-frites, … [Read more...]

BWR RECAP (A View From the Front)

Written by: Michael Marckx (SPY’s President, CEO and Belgian Hardman) BEFORE The SPY Belgian Waffle Ride ended-up being moved to April 15 from March 25 for a variety of reasons. The date change ended-up being to the advantage of the event and most participants, as March 25 was fraught with terrible winds and downpours later in the day, which would have made the already extremely … [Read more...]

Dominic Klemme Takes First Ever Win For Team Leopard Trek

Dominic Klemme wrote cycling history today: by winning the GP Samyn in Belgium he took the first ever victory for the new team, LEOPARD TREK. He outsmarted the bunch, chased down Belgium’s Kevyn Ista of Cofidis and rode solo uphill to the finish line in Dour. His teammate Robert Wagner finished third. Bjorn Leukemans of Vacansoleil seemed to be heading to the win when he escaped from the … [Read more...]

2012 Tour de France Starting From Liege In Belgium

The 2012 Tour de France cycling race will start from the Belgian town of Liege, organizers announced on Friday. Details of the race will be revealed on November 18 during a presentation attended by former champions Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. The Tour de France already started in Liege in 2004. … [Read more...]