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As Classics season starts, new app features Belgium's toughest climbs

Timely launch from Simon Warren, author of the 100 Climbs and Hellingen books

Classics season gets under way today in Belgium with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and as the cycling world's attention turns to Belgium, a new smartphone app has been launched that features the climbs that will figure in some of the sport's biggest races in the coming weeks.

The Hellingen App is based on Simon Warren's book of the same name and follows his recently launched 100 Climbs app which focuses on the top ascents in the UK.

It uses GPS and syncs with Strava, handy if you're heading across the Channel to the land of beer, frites and Eddy Merckx to tackle the cobbles yourself.

Priced at £3.99, you can download it from iTunes and Google Play.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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