Roadside Assistance: Soigneur School At The Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic with WPG Amsterdam

Cycling: Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic 2016

“It’s the morning of the 2016 Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic. Team WPG Amsterdam’s young DS Arthur Van Dam is delivering a crash course in feed-zone technique to Always Riding’s sidekick Tess amidst the pre-race bustle and prepping in the team area. “Hold it out just like this” Arthur demonstrates with one of the small, yellow musettes as it dangles loosely on an outstretched arm “Keep your grip loose on the handle and aim for shoulder height of the approaching rider, hold it a little forward as your arm will naturally move back as he grabs the musette’s cord. Hold it at the knot, here – we’ve knotted them to ensure the length is just right to avoid too much swinging once grabbed. Here’s a team jersey so they can spot you. You need to be quick, keep a good supply and be ready!”

Wielerploeg Groot Amsterdam Departing

Wielerploeg Groot Amsterdam Feed Zone

New feature over at Always Riding from a day spent swanny-ing with the Dutch WPG Amsterdam squad and chasing the race through the ribinou of Rutland at the ever fantastic CiCLE Classic. Read the full article here

Cycling: Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic 2016

Images: AP Sports Photo & Andrew Greenstreet Photography

Cycling: Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic 2016