By Ray Cipollini
It may be March, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s springtime. Just ask anyone who toed the start line for stage 1 of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (3 Days of West Flanders) on Friday.
The race was canceled about 50km from the start in Kortrijk after the snow started falling, rapidly coating the roads just outside of Roselare.
This was the second event to be canceled this week (the first was (Memorial Samyn Fayt-le-Franc), after the riders endured a miserably cold two days of racing last weekend as the northern classics season kicked off with Het Volk and Kuurne-Bruxells-Kuurne.
So just in case you’re grumbling about having to fetch some arm warmers along during your recent training rides, here’s a peek at March, Euro-style, courtesy of Navigators’ Ray Cipollini.