Ever wondered what it would feel like to ride up the famous Paterberg climb? Well watch this Velon video to see how much the cobbles shake the pros about
The bone-shaking cobbles at the Tour of Flanders make for great viewing, but thanks to Velon we can now see just what it looks like to ride, with the help of some on-bike cameras.
As if gradients of 20 per cent, and cobbled from start to finish, the daunting Paterberg climb features towards the end of the race and the video as we see the riders struggling to tame the hill.
One man who wasn’t enjoying the climb, however, is IAM Cycling’s Vicente Reynes, who can be seen virtually going backwards as he is passed by a number of speeding riders.
Elsewhere, the video shows us shots of the day’s seven-man breakaway, with Matt Brammeier, who won his weight in beer for taking an intermediate sprint, and Trek’s Jesse Sergent, who came a cropper in an altercation with a neutral service car.