The Laatste Flandrien
Ijzeren Briek Schotte. Iron Briek.
De Laatste de Flandriens.
No words required.
Stick this great photo by Stephen Vanfleteren on your fridge.
Next time the weather's crap, your legs are dead, or you don't feel like going out to ride in the cold and rain, look at this photo.
Look into those eyes, and try explaining to him you don't feel like going training today...
When Briek passed away the morning of the 2004 Tour of Flanders, think cycling lost the laaste of its greatest generation?