DETAILS OF OUR TOUR OF FLANDERS 2018 PACKAGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON – JOIN OUR WAITING LIST TO BE FIRST IN LINE
Our guests had an incredible time in 2017, staying in the centre of Gent, eating at the world famous De Abt restaurant, completing a choice of the four distances with two dedicated private support stations and being guided by our local resident guides through the back lanes on the day of the pro race to catch the men’s and women’s race on five key sectors of cobbles, including the Oude Kwaremont.
Known locally as the Ronde van Vlaanderen or De Ronde, the Tour of Flanders forms one of the five “Monuments” of the cycling calendar, owing to the brutal cobbled climbs that define this Spring Classic. Offering the ultimate test of both professional and amateur, the Tour of Flanders offers a unique experience, with Le Domestique Tours proud to present our two night Tour of Flanders 2017 package, combining the amateur Tour of Flanders 2017 sportive on Saturday 1 April 2017 with the men and women professional races on Sunday 2 April 2017, to make the perfect weekend for a hardcore cyclist.
With four distance options available, from the epic 237km and 200km distances for those looking for the full spring classic experience, through to both 141km and 73km routes for those looking to focus on the cobbled bergs surrounding Oudenaarde which have made this race so famous. All route options will be open to Le Domestique riders, with full distance riders being shuttled to the official start in Antwerp early, while those opting for the shorter distance will be shuttled to Oudenaarde. Whichever route riders opt for, they can be sure of one thing – cobbled climbs that push everyone to their limits and beyond. From the iconic Oude Kwaremont, to the near vertical 22% of the Koppenberg, via the decisive climb in so many Ronde’s in the past, the Paterberg, the Tour of Flanders is steeped in unique challenges. The flawless support of the Le Domestique Tours team provides our riders with everything they need to survive this epic ride – a private feed stop, mechanical support and a private broom wagon service.
The 2017 edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen will see the men tackle 265km, debuting with a relatively sedate start, that gives way to the cobbles and bergs Flanders is known for as riders close in on the race’s epicentre in Oudenaarde. Few things show the professionals as human better than the Koppenberg and Paterberg, where even the finest bike riders in the world are reduced to pedalling squares in a desperate quest to reach the top.
Will it be Sagan going back to back in 2017? Will we see Boonen making a final bid for glory or will Sep Vanmarcke make good on the promise he showed in 2016? Will Lizzie Armitstead repeat her epic win over fellow breakaway rider Emma Johansson, or will one of the growing crop of young riders make a statement on one of the grandest one-day stages? We can guarantee one thing – we’ll be there on the side of the road, ready to see the action unfold, with front row seats to the Tour of Flanders 2017.
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