It’s 1:30 AM, Belgium time, we just got the power restored after I plugged one too many cords into the hotel’s electrical outlets. BAM! Hotel blackout... courtesy of PEZ. But what a day it’s been – we rode on the Flanders’ route, and it was “TOP RIDE” material for sure. Here are the pics…
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This Sunday should be one of the most exciting De Ronde van Vlaanderen, with the World champion Alaphilippe, Van der Poel, Van Aert and all the others ready for action. The Tour of Flanders has thrown up many iconic images over its 105 editions, so you can imagine how difficult it is to choose the best photos from the Cor Vos archive of over fifty years.
Flanders Interview: He lives on the course, he's raced on it and driven the team car there - former pro rider and now UAE Team Emirates director Allan Peiper has the T-shirt and more when it comes to the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed Hood gets the low-down from the man on the route.
De Ronde van Vlaanderen is the 'Real' World championships, if you are a Flemish bike fan. The Tour of Flanders will be more of a slow fuse, but when the peloton hits those cobbled climbs round Oudenaarde... Watch for the fireworks! Ed Hood looks at the history, course and who's hot for Sunday.
Race Report: Niki Terpstra continued his magnificent spring with yet another solo masterclass to take his first Tour of Flanders victory. The flying Dutchman took advantage of the might of the Quick-Step Floors squad - It was a spittle-chinned personal time trial to the line. He built a lead and never looked like he’d lose it.
PeloPics: Can Vincenzo Nibali pull off the surprise win in Flanders on Sunday? The Bahrain-Merida team have been out on the Flemish roads to see what De Ronde is all about - Photo gallery.
Race Preview: The Tour of Flanders/De Ronde van Vlaanderen is the World championships, as far as the Flemish are concerned. Win in Flanders and you are a hero for ever, and probably Belgian. Ed Hood has a look at the history, course and makes his prediction as to who will win on Sunday over the kasseien and the hellingen.
Flanders '17: The glamour of De Ronde van Vlaanderen isn't all mud, rain and cobbles, there is much more to the biggest race on the Belgian calendar. Peter Easton knows his way round the 'hellingen' and the 'kasseien' and so here is his look behind the scenes of Vlaanderens Mooiste.