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A spot on ...Valkenburg !

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A glimpse on one of the most famous cycling-villages of the world , Sunday the 5th WC cycling for men will take place in Valkenburg .

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Shops, houses...everything is decorated ..

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Even...small cycling statues...on a bridge over 'the geul '

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But now...up to the scene !

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The famous CAUBERG !

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Cycling history has been written here, they also have ' a hill of fame '- walk on the Cauberg

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To the finish, where glory is waiting on Sunday afternoon .. As you can see , the last 500 meters are going up a little bit:

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The finish-line ...

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1938-1948-1979-1998 ...WHO in 2012 ???

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Maybe Lars Boom can surprise everyone so this Dutch guy can smoke an even bigger cigar ...

Anyway DIDI is already present in Valkenburg !

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Up to Sunday !

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Pic-story by Patrick Verhoest , pics : © PVerhoest-Flanders