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Cycling Weekly photographer Graham Watson
lay in wait just happened to be there when the president rolled past. My knowledge of the Flanders climbs isn’t good enough to know which one this is…answers on a postcard please.
As is to be expected, Cookson rides a pretty decent bike – a Ridley Fenix with a Dura-Ace groupset in a lovely white and blue livery.
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Like many of us who try to smash it up the Flanders hills, Cookson has had to resort to the easiest gear on his Fenix in order to scale the climb. In fact, I’d have probably got off and pushed by that point, so it’s a good effort.
Watson titled his photograph ‘Brian Cookson in training for the Tour of Flanders’, but we assume the president won’t enter himself in Sunday’s race. Maybe Saturday’s huge sportive is more suitable.