AHEAD. The Belgians are mad about cycling. This small country has produced some of the biggest cycling legends and famous spring classics, as well as the ‚Belgian tourniquet‘. During the Tour of Flanders, the whole nation shares in the excitement as the riders battle it out over the wet and slippery pavé. One such fan is Geert Van de Meulebroecke, mechanic for the Belgian Pro Continental Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Geert caught the cycling bug as a young boy.