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Thomas De Gendt crowns himself Vuelta King of Mountain

Choosing the right escape. Attacking. Don’t look back. This is Thomas De Gendt. De Gendt isn’t just an ordinary cyclist. He’s anatypical rider without attitude who rather prefers to attack than to hide in the peloton’s belly. Doing the lead-out for Greipel’s sprint? Too much wriggling. Warming up for a time trial? He doesn’t believe […]

Vuelta stage win for Wallays on the Helium SLX

A flat stage with a traditional scenario. The La Vuelta 18th stage from Ejea de los Caballeros to Lleida was an excellent opportunity for sprinters to show their fast legs after the hills of the last exhausting days. A trio with the Belgian Lotto Soudal rider Jelle Wallays, Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE) and Jetse Bol (Burgos) […]

3 out of 3 for Marianne Vos at the Ladies Tour of Norway

Marianne Vos, a phenomenon in women’s cycling and the last few weeks clearly growing to her best form. She already proved this by winning the Crescent Vargarda for the third time and a stage during the Giro Rosa. This rising form level reached a peak last weekend.

Giro Rosa stage victory for Marianne Vos on her Aura SLX

The Giro Rosa, the female counterpart of the Giro d’Italia and the longest multiple stage race in female cycling. Every stage is raced like a classic: hectic and fast. After a hard day on Italian soil, Marianne Vos took the victory during stage 8 on her Aura SLX.

Second Belgian title for Lotto Soudal

The Belgian nationals have offered a second Belgian title for the Lotto Soudal team. Three days after the victory of Victor Campenaerts in the ITT, Annelies Dom has won the female road race on her Liz SL. The Lotto Soudal Ladies were almost all day in control, which resulted in a first and second spot […]

Belgian tricolor for Campenaerts and the Dean FAST

Victor Campenaerts has won the Belgian ITT nationals. The race was expected to become a battle between European champion Victor Campenaerts and reigning Belgian champion Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors). The 43,2 kilometer long track suited Campenaerts very well and he managed to keep his competitor on 20 seconds. But Thomas De Gendt almost surprised everyone. […]

Bjorg Lambrecht wins first professional victory on a Helium SLX

Despite being a neopro, the young talented rider of Lotto Soudal wanted to test his capabilities during the Tour des Fjords. On the last hill of the race he was able to show his explosiveness. “For me this victory is a dream coming true”, said an amused Lambrecht.

Second day, second victory for André Greipel and the Noah SL

German Lotto Soudal sprinter André Greipel has won the second stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour, after he did the same job yesterday in the bunch sprint. He was again the fasted of the whole peloton and will keep the leader’s jersey around his shoulders in time trial of tomorrow.

King and Queen visit Ridley HQ

On the 24th of May we had the honour to welcome the King and Queen of Belgium at the headquarters of Belgian Cycling Factory.

A new landmark in cycling, the Campagnolo 12speed groupset on a Ridley bike

In its rich history, Campagnolo has definitely shaped modern cycling. In 2009 the Italian manufacturer announced 11speed shifting and despite some criticism, it became the standard in the industry. To remark its 85th anniversary, Campagnolo has launched the first ever 12speed groupset and maybe a future standard in modern cycling?

Tim Wellens does what he came for in Caltagirone

This is why Tim Wellens came to the Giro d’Italia. The Belgian has won the first hilly finish stage in Caltagirone by sprinting everyone out of his wheel. A super strong victory and an extraordinary highlight after just missing the pink jersey on Friday with Victor Campenaerts.

Iron Man Adam Hansen honored with custom design

Aussie Adam Hansen will start his 20th consecutive Grand Tour on Friday in Jerusalem for the opener of this year’s Giro d’Italia. To honor this record we have made a custom design for the Helium SLX and Noah SL Disc Aero+ that he will ride through Israel and Italy. 

He just went out for a ride on his Helium SLX in Tour de Romandie

Thomas De Gendt has done it again. The man’s like clockwork when it comes to finishing long escapes in World Tour races. In the second stage of the Tour de Romandie he went in the breakaway accompanied by 4 riders from which teammate and fellow big engine Victor Campenaerts was one of them. No one […]

Perfect teamwork finished by Tim Wellens in Brabantse Pijl

Tim Wellens has finished the perfect teamwork in the Brabantse Pijl on his Helium SLX. The Belgian won after an unexpected attack between the steep hills south of Brussels, following strong performances of Van der Sande and Vanendert prior to his move. Benoot sprinted to the podium as well.

The Tour of Flanders: the most fabulous of all Flemish festivals

The Tour of Flanders, or better, ‘Flanders’ finest’. One of the five Monuments in modern day cycling. But definitely our number 1, our highlight of the year. The day Belgium is standing still and all inhabitants join the celebration of the most fabulous of all Flemish festivals. The Tour of Flanders has become a metaphor […]

De Gendt wins another stage on Catalan soil with his Helium SLX

Thomas De Gendt has successfully completed another attack by winning the thirth stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya on his Helium SLX. The Belgian went in the breakaway with 4 fellow riders, but he was the only one able to stay ahead of the peloton. On top of the win he takes the lead […]

Benoot wins most #BeTOUGH race of the year on Helium SLX

Tiesj Benoot has won the Strade Bianche in Siena, which can be seen as the most #BeTOUGH race of the year. The 23-year old Belgian won a man to man battle from French mountain goat Romain Bardet and world champion cyclocross Wout Van Aert. One to be very proud of!
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