Call it the Vlaanderens Mooiste, the Ronde van Vlaanderen or the "De Ronde" for short, the Tour of Flanders is the pinnacle of one-day cycling road races in Belgium. Make bets on cycling with bwin.
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The race is regarded as one of the oldest classics and takes place in Belgium in late March or early April in the provinces of East and West Flanders.
The need for core strength and muscular and aerobic endurance, combined with long hours on the bike on race day, make the Tour of Flanders one of the most difficult cardio challenges for any rider. Another significant element is tactics for this 200+ km race. It sometimes comes down to which rivals are willing to partner up when it comes time to attempt a breakaway.
Like Paris-Roubaix, the surface alternates between cobblestones and asphalt, which makes the race particularly nervy depending on the weather conditions. Place your bets on Paris-Roubaix now.
An iconic image of the Tour of Flanders, these short but extremely steep cobbled climbs are brutal. The climbing areas can easily exceed 20% gradients, accumulating considerable elevation gains in just a few hundred meters. During each edition, the cyclists climb about 20 mountains — the most famous of which are the Eikenberg, the Molenberg and the Taaienberg.
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The Tour of Flanders is one of the five monuments of cycling together with Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy. These are the five best classics on the calendar, with De Ronde being perhaps the best of the five.
It allows cycling fans and bettors to experience a highlight of the season in the first weeks of spring. For the UCI, it is a category one race — the highest level for one-day races.
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During the race, there are multiple opportunities for the top riders to plan their strategies, such as in the final kilometres of a Milan-San Remo. At the finish, there is never a chance for a bunch sprint, which does not, however, exclude the winner from being a sprinter. Make sports bets on our online sports betting platform.
The specialists of the classics are often favoured because the roads are quite narrow, which stretches the peloton, so it is necessary to remain consistent and stay in front of the race between the different climbs. To date, no cyclist has more than three victories in the Tour of Flanders.