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Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018

Flanders’18: Photo Gallery Round Up!

PeloPics: The Belgian version of the ‘Cycling World Championship’ or the Tour of Flanders as we know it, was not a disappointment, especially for the Quick-Step Floors team. Niki Terpastra was on fire and if his flame had run out of energy, Philippe Gilbert had kept his powder dry for the finalé.

As always, Cor Vos had his team roadside for the best photographs of the day in Flanders… Enjoy!

You can see the PEZ Race Report HERE and EUROTRASH follow up news HERE. Don’t miss The Monuments book review and our Flanders retro photo gallery. Bring on Roubaix.

Wevelgem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Dorien, girlfriend of Oliver Naesen, cyclist of AG2R La Mondiale en Belgian champion, pictured during the Gent - Wevelgem race 2018  - photo JdM/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Belgian champion Oliver Naesen arrives for the start

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Niki Terpstra was relaxed at the start

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie - TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST - DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
The EF-Drapac team take to the start podium

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - major of Antwerpen Bart De Wever pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Miss Belgium and Bart De Wever, leader of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a Belgian political party advocating independence for the Flemish region of Belgium within the European Union

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie »selfie» Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe)   pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A selfie for Peter Sagan with the podium commentators

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Sep VANMARCKE (Belgium / Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Easter eggs for Sep Vanmarcke

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A cold and wet start

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie tunnel Anstwerpen  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton rode through the tunnel out of Antwerp from the start

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  changing shoes Philippe GILBERT (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
2017 Flanders winner, Philippe Gilbert, had to have a change of shoes

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie peloton  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton hits the cobbles

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Not all roads in Belgium have cobbles

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Pascal EENKHOORN (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Pim LIGTHART (Netherlands / Team Roompot Nederlandse Loterij)  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
The early break never goes all the way in Flanders (well, hardly ever)

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Oliver NAESEN (Belgium / Team AG2R La Mondiale) Muur van Geraardsbergen climb  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The Belgian champion will always get a cheer on the Muur

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael (DEN)  of Astana Pro Team on the Muur of Geraardsbergen  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Michael Valgren on the Muur van Geraardsbergen/Kappelmuur

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Iljo KEISSE (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Tim van Wichelen/Cor Vos © 2018
6 Day king Iljo Keisse was a hard worker for the Quick-Step Floors team

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The attacks would be coming soon

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Sep VANMARCKE (Belgium / Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale) - Matteo TRENTIN (Italy / Team Mitchelton - Scott) - Greg VAN AVERMAET (Belgium / BMC Racing Team) - Philippe GILBERT (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors)  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The top men always come to the fore

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The wind and speed would play their parts in Flanders

Wevelgem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Dorien, girlfriend of Oliver Naesen, cyclist of AG2R La Mondiale en Belgian champion, pictured during the Gent - Wevelgem race 2018  - photo JdM/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Oliver Naesen’s girlfriend, Dorien likes to be on the course

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Michal KWIATKOWSKI (Polen / Team Sky) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Not a great day for Michal Kwiatkowski

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Amund Grondahl JANSEN (Norway / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Gregory RAST (Swiss  / Team Trek Segafredo) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Amund Grondahl Jansen had to run

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Niki Terpstra made his move, but Vincenzo Nibali couldn’t hold his wheel

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe)  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
World champion, Peter Sagan, tried to cross, but…

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Terpstra held Mads Pedersen off

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Pederson was so close, but the Dutchman was uncatchable

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Terpstra took more time out of everyone on the Paterberg

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Davy Rietbergen//Cor Vos © 2018
The win!

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) and wife Ramona pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Ramona was happy with her husband

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  LEFEVERE Patrick (BEL) General Manager of Quick - Step Floors, STYBAR Zdenek (CZE) of Quick - Step Floors  TERPSTRA Niki (NED) of Quick - Step Floors pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A very pleased Patrick Lefevere

Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Niki TERPSTRA (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) - Philippe GILBERT (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors)  pictured during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2018 - Elite men - a one day UCI world tour race between Antwerpen and Oudenaarde - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
The bubbly on the podium for Terpstra and Gilbert

Kortrijk - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Signing session of Niki Terpstra, cyclist of Quick step cycling team, in the Quick step pop-up store  - photo FvE/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
What next for Niki Terpstra – Another Paris-Roubaix?


The final 3 hours of De Ronde’18

Tour of Flanders 2018 Result:
1. Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors in 6:21:25
2. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo at 0:12
3. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 0:17
4. Michael Valgren (Den) Astana at 0:20
5. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC at 0:25
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
7. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
8. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Veranda’s Willems-Crelan
10. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors
11. Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R-La Mondiale
12. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Sky
13. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
14. Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 1:09
15. Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 1:13
16. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
17. Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
18. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Sunweb
19. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
20. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana
21. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Sky
22. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 1:15
23. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
24. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 1:18
25. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida at 1:24.

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