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Tour of Flanders 2021 will be held 4th April 2021.
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Tour of Flanders 2021
The 105th edition of the Tour of Flanders single-day cycling classic will be held on 4 April 2021, as the 21st event of the 2021 UCI World Tour. The race commenced in Antwerp and finished in Oudenaarde, Belgium, including a total distance of nearly 250 km.
The Tour of Flanders is also known as De Ronde and annually runs every spring in Belgium. A part of the UCI World Tour and hosted by Flanders Classics, it is the most prestigious cycling race in Flanders. It is sometimes recognized by its nickname 'Vlaanderens Mooiste' and in Dutch 'Flanders' Finest'. The race was run for the first time in 1913, and its 100th edition was organized in 2016.
Today, along with Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo, the Giro di Lombardia, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, it is one of the five cycling monuments. Anticipating Paris-Roubaix, which is on the schedule one week after the Tour of Flanders, it is also one of the two big Cobbled classics.
The course is designed with seventeen (cobbled) climbs and five flat extents of pavé covering a total distance usually about 250 km, but sometimes can be exceptional.
The Tour of Flanders passes West Flanders and East Flanders, the two western regions of Flanders. The race has been started in Bruges, in the northwest of Flanders, near the North Sea, since 1998. The run travels south, over large roads across the flatlands of West Flanders, after beginning at the market square in the city center. This straight southern route is arisen for 55 km before Kortrijk in the south of West Flanders, before continuing east into the Flemish Ardennes, where the area becomes increasingly more mountainous.
After 70-80 km of running, the first ascents of the race normally appear on the outskirts of West Flanders. After that, the course crosses through Oudenaarde for 100 km for the first time, after which the route stays in the Flemish Ardennes, in the southern half of East Flanders, with a series of hills (hellingen) and a few level stretches of paved roads determining the feature of the race. The slopes often offer numerous chances to attack and are typically the race's decisive areas. For being short but very steep, these climbs are legendary, and most of them are cobbled, but not all.
Most of the ascents are situated in a comparatively small area, causing frequent and sometimes sudden turning of the routes, which explains the final twisting and erratic trajectory. At 2.2 km, the Oude Kwaremont is the longest ascent: an atypical hill because it is not quite steep, but because of its length and cobbled terrain, it is regarded as one of the most challenging climbs in Flanders. The steepest of all is the completely cobbled Koppenberg, 600 meters in length over a partially maintained narrow road with grueling stretches of 22%.
The tour has ended in Oudenaarde since 2012. The Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg, the last two ascents of the race, are both undertaken twice on the finishing circuit. The Oude Kwaremont arrives 16 km from the end and the Paterberg at 13 km on the last slope, also marking the decisive sites of the race. A race goes flat road towards the finish arrives after the Paterberg, covering nearly 250 km.
There are many teams taking part in the tour to tackle the big challenge. The race generally becomes more complicated through the route improvement but the old racers have the same enthusiasm to win the race without thinking about its complexity. Here are the competing teams expected:
EF Pro Cycling, Israel Start-Up Nation, Lotto–Soudal, Mitchelton–Scott, Movistar Team, NTT Pro Cycling, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo–Visma, Team Sunweb, Cofidis, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, and so forth.
Mathieu van der Poel is a Dutch cyclist, who won the recently played tour of the Tour of Flanders in 2020 riding for UCI ProTeam Alpecin–Fenix. He took first place beating Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo–Visma) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates).
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin–Fenix) 2020, Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) 2019, Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) 2018, Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) 2017, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) 2016, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) 2015.