Category Archives: Tour of Flanders

Boonen vs De Vlaeminck and the undeserved victory

Tom Boonen is the first rider to ever win the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix double twice. He is the only rider to have ever won Ghent-Wevelgem, Flanders and Roubaix in the same year and he is the only rider … Continue reading

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The youngest ever monument classic winner

This week in cycling history in 1944, Rik van Steenbergen won the Tour of Flanders at the age of 19. The now legendary Belgian began racing at the top level in the midst of World War II. Because Belgium was … Continue reading

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Is the Three Days of De Panne three days too many?

Over the past number of days, I’ve had a couple of conversations with people, debating whether riders who are serious about the Tour of Flanders should be riding the Three Days of De Panne. It consists of four stages spread … Continue reading

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The Cobbled Curtain Raiser

For the eager cycling fan, the start of the season is marked these days by the Tour Down Under in January. Others consider the true season opener to be the Paris-Nice stage race in mid-March. For everyone else, the 2011 … Continue reading

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Triple Winners and the Tour of Flanders

The classics season is in full swing and will continue this weekend with the 94th edition of the Tour of Flanders. The winner of the last two editions Stijn Devolder will be in with a chance of winning for the … Continue reading

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