Gruber Gallery: Ronde Recon

    Our friends Ashley and Jered Gruber joined us for a sunny Ronde Recon on Thursday. Our training began in Oudenaarde and ended on the Kruisberg. Excitement level nearing maximum capacity. Is it Sunday yet?!

    “The whole group is devoted to giving Sep the best chance to succeed. The plan is to protect Sep, to keep him in the right place and the right time as much as we can.” – Andreas Klier

    “The way of the race is old style. It’s full gas with leaders attacking each other and not waiting for the helpers and not waiting for the last five kilometers. It can be full gas racing with still 100 kilometers to go. I think that attracts the fans. It’s small roads, hectic racing, a lot of crashes. That’s part of cycling, and it’s what makes the racing so special.” – Sep Vanmarcke

    “It’s nice to go into Flanders completely fresh mentally and not scarred by any of the previous classics. It’s a long stretch when you do the whole thing starting in Omloop.” – Taylor Phinney