Today the press was called together in the city hall of Geraardsbergen to anounce the route of the 2017 Ronde van Vlaanderen. With Antwerp as the new starting spot, three new bergs added and the presentation of the finale, there was a lot of news. We sumarize it all for you.
Flanders Classics, organizer of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, and the city of Oudenaarde have come to an aggreement to extend their cooperation with 6 years. Till at least 2023, Oudenaarde will remain the place where the winner of “Flanders Finest” is crowned.
Announcement of the 2017 Tour of Flanders Route: start in Antwerp - Muur van Geraardsbergen makes its comeback.
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.
- 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