Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Nokere Koerse and Gent-Wevelgem, the E3 Classic and Dwars door Vlaanderen. And then the icing on the cake: The Ronde van Vlaanderen. Our hearts start racing, our pupils dilate, the corners of our mouths turn upwards. Spring is approaching, and in Flanders that means one thing: cycling. This has been marked on our calendars since time began.
Flanders is crazy about cycling. As soon as the bicycle became an instrument for competing in exciting competitions, as well as transport, it won our hearts. Every Spring the Flemish countryside, with its rolling landscapes, steep slopes and rough cobblestones, is the setting for a unique series of races, where world-class cyclists compete for the top podium position. While their exploits are an example of top-level sport, a huge national celebration is taking place along the Flemish roads.