Race Information & History Race Type: Hilly classic with cobbles Dwars Door Vlaanderen started life as a two-day stage race called Dwars Door België. The… Read More »Greatest Spring Classics Races – Dwars Door Vlaanderen
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Gent Wevelgem was first run in 1934 and is yet another race started by a newspaper. The race originally visited the Flemish Ardennes to create a hilly race but since the 1980s has become more of a sprinter’s classic.
The first E3 BinckBank Classic was first run in 1958 and would head from Harelbeke to Antwerp and back. From the early 1960s it was called the E3-Prijs Vlaanderen. Originally named after a local motorway, the road has since been renamed the E17 but the race has name has stuck.
Originally named Omloop van Vlaanderen, the race was created by newspaper Het Volk to compete against rival Het Nieuwsblad’s Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen).
Sunday’s Tour of Flanders or De Ronde for short is the highlight of the Flemish Spring Classics season. All of the races in the area… Read More »Tour of Flanders 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the start of the Spring Classics season. It’s the first race that will lead us into the major classics of the… Read More »Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile
It’s that time of year for the Hell of the North – Paris Roubaix. Luckily for the riders involved, the weather forecast looks pretty reasonable.… Read More »Paris – Roubaix 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile
For 2018 Dwars Door Vlaanderen has a new date and a new route. Effectively swapping places with De Panne, Dwars Door now takes place a… Read More »Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile