Antwerp will set the new stage for the next five years of the Tour of Flanders. What’s more is that cycling fans can prepare themselves for the Muur van Geraardsbergen’s comeback, included in the Tour’s route for the first time since 2011. It is likely that the battle will once again be settled on the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg, before the champion of ‘Flanders’ Finest’, just like last year, will be crowned in Oudenaarde.
Fabian Cancellara was unable to crown his swansong race in Flanders with a fourth victory in the Tour of Flanders, despite the excellent performance the Swiss racer gave. Cancellara - or “Spartacus” as he is nicknamed - was left with mixed feelings.
Peter Sagan demonstrated exceptional prowess during the Tour of Flanders, but immediately after crossing the finish line his thoughts went out to two fellow racers who passed away in the very recent past: Daan Myngheer and Antoine Demoitié.
The Tour of Flanders more than lived up to our high expectations. The centenary edition of Flanders’ Finest, as the race is nicknamed in Flanders, was blessed with a marvellous race, with a world champion as its winner. Peter Sagan launched his attack early on in the race, left Sep Vanmarcke in his dust on the last climb up the Paterberg and never lost ground right up to the finish line.
- 1 Peter Sagan
- 2 Fabian Cancellara
- 3 Sep Vanmarcke
Victories per countryGo to Hall of Fame
- 1 68 victories
- 2 10 victories
- 3 9 victories