3-4 The cyclocross world championships slide through the mud of Valkenburg, the Netherlands. Canadian CX champ Michael van den Ham (p.15) plans to make the event part of a month long European campaign.
14-18 The Volta ao Algarve in Portugal is Rob Britton’s (p.52) kind of race: dry, warm and hilly.
15 “I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of selfreliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood .”— women’ s rights activist Susan B.anthony, born on this day in 1820.
24 Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb) has competed in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad the past two seasons, finishing fourth in 2016. She plans on having a strong spring in 2018. Alison Jackson (Team Tibco) and Karol-ann Canuel (Boels-dolmans) will likely be there, too.
28-March 4 The track cycling world championships hit the boards of the velodrome in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Michael van den Ham in Sherbrooke, Que., at the Canadian CX championships