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A Piece of Cycling Industry History – Giant TCR – First Generation

Sometimes a product embodies an historical event or shift, and that is certainly the case for our first Generation Giant TCR that is part of the extensive Flandrien Hotel collection.
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The Flandrien Experience – Jeff Evans from the USA

Jeff Evans from the USA talks about his experience in staying with us. A true Flandrien!
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Peugeot PY10 Race Bike – Peugeot Michelin Team Edition

Just amazing to finally get my hands on a Peugeot PY10 Team Edition Race bike as ridden by my cycling heroes Phil Anderson & Allan Peiper in the early 1980s. This 1984 PY10 was ridden by the team in races like the Tour de France and De Ronde van Vlaanderen, constructed from Reynolds 531 Professional steel tubing, the top frame material of the day.
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A Piece of Cycling Industry History – Specialized Allez Epic Carbon

Sometimes a product embodies an historical event or shift, and that is certainly the case for our Specialized Allez Epic bicycle of 1989 that is part of the Flandrien Hotel collection.
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Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell has been a driving force in the transformation of bicycle design for more than two decades. Based in Taiwan, his company Leggera is one of the cycling industry's most respected contract design and supply companies. In this interview he shares his experience as an entrepreneur and predicts the next big trends.
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The Flandrien Experience – Guest Testimonial

Our good mate and Flandrien Hotel guest Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven talks about his experience in staying with us. We love you Jeroen!
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Jeroen van Schelven

In this interview we speak to Jeroen van Schelven, entrepreneur & founder of Le Coffee Ride which is a business integrating a cafe, hotel and cycling apparel brand. Jeroen shares his experience of creating a start-up business focused on his passion for cycling.
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Healthy Weight Loss

When it comes to body weight "residue" is undigested food, including a lot of fibre. Research shows that people can be carrying up to 1 to 2 kilograms of this stuff in their bodies at any given time - which is certainly not ideal if you are a cyclist taking on the hills of the Flemish Ardennes!
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Winning on Zwift

In this short video Zwift cycling star Dione Wang from Singapore speaks with TCL's Jamie Anderson about how to race on Zwift. The intensity of Zwift competitions can come as a shock for the unprepared, so Dione provides practical tips and tricks to help you improve your performance.
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Doug Ryder

In this inspiring episode of 'This Cycling Life Leadership Bytes' we interview Douglas Ryder, Team Principal at Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Doug talks about what leadership means for him, and the importance of purpose as a driver for both individual and organizational success.
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Kjell Carlström

In this interview we speak with Kjell Carlström General Manager Israel Start-Up Nation about leadership, and the elements required to build a winning culture. Kjell is a Finnish former professional road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 2002 and 2011.
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Fitting Cleats

Former professional cyclist Allan Davis provides this quick hack for setting-up your cycling shoes. And he does so on a very special pair of shoes - these were the ones he used to ride to a bronze medal in the World Championships in Geelong in 2010.
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Allan Davis

Allan Davis is a champion in every sense of the word. Known for his strong work ethic and sprinting ability, Allan started competitive cycling at the age of 10, and turned professional in 2002. Over the following twelve years he amassed more than 30 professional wins, with podiums in the World Championships Road Race and Milan San Remo.
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Bernard Moerman

Bernard Moerman is co-founder of Flandrien Hotel, speaker, writer, executive coach and consultant in the field of organizational change and transformation. Prior to shifting his focus to the corporate sector, he spent more than two decades as a talent manager, mentor and Team Director in the world of elite-level cycling.
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Raymond Vanstraelen

If we were to ask you to name living legends in the world of cycling, who would you say? Undoubtedly most of you would answer Eddy Merckx, Greg Lemond or maybe even Fabian Cancellara. But there is another person that should come to mind – Raymond Vanstraelen.
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Tom Cools

For Tom Cools, his company Çois Cycling Legacy is all about family heritage and cycling passion. The story of Çois wasn’t born yesterday but started three generations ago and carries with it an enthusiasm for cycling that is embedded in the company's DNA.
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Tyler Hamilton

In this interview American former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton talks about life after pro racing, and why he thinks so many cyclists struggle with the transition. He shares his own experience, and reflects upon what professional athletes might do better to prepare for such a critical life transition.
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Mathew Hayman

Mat Hayman is a case study in determination and resilience. He won the Paris-Roubaix or “Hell of the North” after 15 attempts, and his philosophy of “never stop riding” has become a mantra for aspiring champions the world over.
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Alan Colville

Alan Colville is an entrepreneur, product and service designer, husband, father and Guinness World Record holding cyclist. In this inspiring interview Al talks about the path that lead to his successful 2020 Guinness World Record for the most elevation climbed on a bicycle in 48 hours.
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The Biking Brain

In this talk Professor Jamie Anderson discusses the links between exercise and brain health - while riding his bike on stage. Jamie explains the unique way in which cycling can help us to perform at our cognitive best.
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Adam Hansen

In this interview with entrepreneur & former professional cyclist Adam Hansen we discuss post sporting career transitions. In the interview Adam explains why retirement can be much less difficult when it is planned as a process rather than an event.
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Simon Gerrans

Simon Gerrans is an entrepreneur and Australian former professional road cyclist. In this interview he talks about what it takes to be a champion, the ingredients for a winning team culture, and the shift to a life beyond the professional peloton.
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Maeve Plouffe

In this interview Allan Davis speaks with Maeve Plouffe, one of the emerging talents of Australian women’s cycling. They talk about Plouffe's rapid rise in the sport, the challenges of juggling studies and elite level sport, and her Olympic preparations.
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Bill Gordin

In this interview we speak with Bill Gordin. A Masters World Champion on the Track, Bill also has a bunch of National Championship titles to his name. In addition to his achievements on the bike, Bill has had an incredibly successful business career. He was founder of one of Australia’s largest bicycle retailers, Bike Force.
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Scott Sunderland

Scott Sunderland is Race Director of the Flanders Classics, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, and Ride London Classic & Classique. In this interview he talks about his experience as a pro rider, what he learned in making the transition to a team management role, and his subsequent shift to orchestrating major international cycling events.
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Sam Bewley

In this interview we speak with Sam Bewley, one of the most fun loving guys in the pro peloton. We talk with Sam about his youth, his path in turning professional, and his evolution towards becoming an elder statesman in his Bianchi-Bike Exchange Team.
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Alexandra & Darryl Impey

Alexandra & Daryl Impey are from South Africa and currently live in Gerona Spain with their three young children. In this interview they talk openly about raising a young family far from home in the context of Daryl’s demanding and travel-packed career in professional cycling.
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Cory Greenberg

Cory Greenberg is an American professional cyclist, who at age 22 was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). After his dreams of becoming a professional cyclist were temporarily taken away due to his condition, he fought back and after a long road, he reached his goal.
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Svein Tuft

In this interview Canadian former pro cyclist Svein Tuft talks about life after pro cycling, and why he thinks so many cyclists struggle with the transition. He shares his own experience, and reflects upon what teams might do differently to better prepare their riders.
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