There is something in the air: The season of cycling.

We tested the wheels, bikes and legs on the cobbles today.

They’re ready.

We’re ready.

Juan Antonio Flecha’s juvenile demeanour has evolved into a veteran’s focus.

Cobbles, clouds, mud, embrocation, wind.

Tomorrow it begins.

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  • Ross Douglas
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    Good luck tomorrow..

  • enric costas
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    We cross on Tuesday in girona. I was coming of training.

    Good luck in the cobbles.

    I love the belgium season

    Flecha wins.

    Catalan power

  • Adam Leman
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    Michael,

    Great ride by you and the team and by you. Those wheels are beautiful, but I must ask – is that cotton or silk!?

    I hope the rest of your classics campaign goes as well!

    • Michael Barry
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      Hi Adam–Thanks for the note. The tubulars are FMB’s–handmade tubulars from France. They’re cotton. I will write something about the different tubs in the coming weeks. 32 spoke wheels with handmade tubulars handle incredibly well on the cobbles. And, we had few (if any?)punctures on the weekend. All the best, Michael

  • tom
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    Hi Michael –

    What rims are those FMB’s glued to and do you know if they are 25 or 27 (width)? I assume some Shimano model..

    Good luck this season!

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