Even for long time roadside aficionados, finding your way through thousands of fans trying to see the tour of Flanders as many times as possible can be a challenge. My first time chasing de Ronde didn’t go exactly as planned, but that adventure made a great day, and some pretty cool photos too…
In LAMPRE-MERIDA's balance in Tour des Flandres there are some highlights.
Apr 07, 2014 - Another fun packed EuroTrash: De Panne, GP Miguel Indurain, Volta Limburg, La Rioja, Route Adelie and star billing to the Tour of Flanders. And what a race with Spartacus taking his third win. In other cycling news; we preview País Vasco and La Sarthe, Armistead extends contract, the Redlands Classic and round 3 of Sky V’s Orica.
The 98th Tour of Flanders was marred by numerous crashes. One of the victims was Lotto Belisol leader Jürgen Roelandts. He incurred several bruises and abrasions and was forced to quit. Stig Broeckx, who made his début, was part of the long breakaway and rode in front for about 170 kilometers. Together with two companions he stayed ahead till the top of the Koppenberg. The neo-pro covered some of the hills literally for the first time, which made his performance even more remarkable. At the finish in Oudenaarde it was eventually Fabian Cancellara who won the Tour of Flanders for the third time.
Very good morale for LAMPRE-MERIDA in view of Tour des Flandres, thanks to the two victories by Modolo in Three Days of De Panne (6th April).
The Team Giant-Shimano line-up taking on the assault of Flanders is:
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the media at a Ronde van Vlaanderen press conference, held at Quick-Step Headquarters (UNILIN), on Friday. The room was packed with media wanting to speak with the team. Below are some quotes from riders Tom Boonen, Zdenek Stybar, and Niki Terpstra as they will participate in Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday.
The teams have confirmed their riders for the Tour of Flanders which takes place on Sunday.
The Russian WorldTour team Katusha is ready to take part in the second monumental classics race of the current season, the Ronde van Vlaanderen. One of the most prestigious classics races around the world will be held on Sunday, April, 6th.
Next Sunday it's the big day of the Flemish cycling season: the Tour of Flanders! The 98th edition of this WorldTour race goes over a distance of 259.1 kilometers. Today we take a look at the route. The final was redrawn compared to last year.
Apr 03, 2014 - Full Flanders mode in today’s EuroTrash Thursday; Sagan won the 1st stage in De Panne (accidentally) and then climbed off to prepare for the Ronde; video, race reports and Flanders team news. Disc brakes; a good idea? In other cycling news: the Redlands Classic, Vuelta ’14 teams, Tour of Britain route, Salvoldelli and everything else you need to know. Bring on the cobbles!
Eric Vanderaerden, winner of the Tour of Flanders in 1985, is for the third year in a row VIP driver with Lotto-Belisol. Next Sunday he will drive a minibus with guests over the Flemish roads. The perfect opportunity to watch back on his win, 29 years ago, and also to let him talk about his work as VIP driver.
It was officially announced late on Tuesday evening that Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will race the Ronde van Vlaanderen. After participating in the Milano-Sanremo and Il Lombardia last season and then being invited to Liege-Bastogne-Liege this year, the ‘Ronde’ is now the 4th out of the 5 monuments in world cycling that Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung has been invited to.