The news was already in the air for quite some time, but is now officially confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI): from 2017 on Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Dwars Door Vlaanderen will be included in the WorldTour calendar.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) had some great news today for Flanders Classics and all people involved in the organisation of Dwars Door Vlaanderen. From next season on this beautiful race with start in Roeselare and arrival in Waregem will be on a list of prestigious World Tour classics.
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.
The Flemish spring classics have flown by and the names of the winners have been added to the history books. Real cycling fans can not wait till Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017, but not before taking a look back to six beautiful spring classics organised by Flanders Classics in a fun quiz.