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  • Rouleur Quiz: Name those cobbles

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    To celebrate the Belgian opening weekend and the start of the cobbled classics, liberate your inner cycling nerd by identifying all ten of our Flemish cycling cobblestones.

    Photographs: Balint Hamvas

    One of the peculiar idiosyncrasies of cycling is the reverence and worship afford to mucky cobbled roads in a grotty, grey and rather unspectacular part of Northern Europe.


    To the general public these are just old, rural roads that go to and from nowhere in particular.


    To us, these stones have borne champions and borne witness to their heroic exploits. These cobbles are hallowed ground.


    Read: Cobble-curating craftsmen: who are the Friends of Paris-Roubaix?


    Indulge your inner nerd and test yourself on the cobbles from the comfort and padding of your own armchair.


    Read: The Rouleur Roadbook: a road cyclist’s guide to Ghent


    Enter your email and one top scorer will be in with a chance of winning a Rouleur + Velominati Rule #5  T-shirt paying homage to the cobbles plus a pair of our very popular Rule #5 socks.


    Images courtesy of Simon Warren, whose book Hellingen: A Road Cyclist’s Guide to the Famous Cycling Climbs of Belgium is available here.