2006 Het Volk February 25 Francais des Jeux rider Phillipe Gilbert spoiled the much-anticipated showdown between Belgian teams Quick Step Innergetic and Davitamon Lotto at this years Oomloop Het Volk. Powerful riding and plenty of attacks from a local star en route to his best victory so far give this challenging and charming Belgian season-opener a flavor all its own. Het Volk 06 is a fast-paced blockbuster of a classic on a daunting course littered with cobbled climbs and packed with unexpected pitfalls. An electrifying experience both to race and to watch, Het Volk 2006 has all the intensity of the first major event of the season, making it powerful and satisfying viewing for all
2006 Ghent-Wevelgem April 5 Treasured by die-hard cycling fans, Ghent-Wevelgem is a Classic with its own distinguished history. With its mix of fearsome cobbled climbs, acrobatic descents and unpredictable weather conditions, this midweek event is typically targetted by the greatest of the one day specialists. Former winners include such luminaries as Italian sprint star Mario Cipollini and American hero George Hincapie. A genuine jewel of an event which regularly torques the tension right up to the last minute of racing, Ghent-Wevelgem has all the prestige, subtlety and strategic complexity of its better-known sister events, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Supported by the ever-loyal hordes of Flemish cyclingfans, it is a nonstop roller-coaster ride of crashes, upsets, and gripping demonstrations of pure force on the bike. Ghent-Wevelgem, as presented to you on this dvd, offers a unique opportunity to delve into Classics cycling in a way youve never experienced before. Commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Approx 240 min.