Ronde van vlaanderen 2017
- A dream day for Belgium: Gilbert solos to victory at dramatic Tour of Flanders
- 2017 Tour of Flanders
- Ronde van Vlaanderen 2017
- Philippe Gilbert wins Ronde van Vlaanderen
A dream day for Belgium: Gilbert solos to victory at dramatic Tour of Flanders
De Ronde van Vlaanderen 2017 - Achter de schermen (Deel 1)2017
An all-in attack 55 kilometers away from the finish and a ride for the history books helped the Belgian Champion conquer the st edition. Philippe Gilbert returned to the Ronde van Vlaanderen for the first time in five years and in doing so he forever left his mark on the race which this year celebrated its st edition, taking his maiden triumph here and becoming the first rider in two decades to inscribe a cobbled Monument and an Ardennes one in his palmares. The margin was a small one, of around 15 seconds, but the trio quickly moved to the front and did some huge turns, increasing the lead to 40 seconds ahead of Kanarieberg. Behind, the peloton began to chase, but the Quick-Step Floors boys relentlessly continued to pull away, with Tom Boonen — who made his 15th and final outing at De Ronde — prominent at the front, keen on keeping his promise of bowing out in style from Flanders, a race which he conquered three times. With 55 kilometers left, on the second ascent of Oude Kwaremont, the gap began to come down, and Philippe Gilbert decided it was the right time for him to surge clear on the climb first used by the race in , so without going out of the saddle, he put some daylight between him and the others, pushing ahead solo, while behind, his teammates dutifully marked the rivals who tried to chase him down. Despite the firepower that group possessed, all they could do by the bottom of the last ascent of Oude Kwaremont was to take back ten seconds. As Gilbert continued to stomp on the pedals at the front and get closer and closer to the finish, Naesen, Sagan and Van Avermaet crashed with around 20 kilometers left, but they all remounted and got back in the race.
Though Van Avermaet was able to quickly remount, and ultimately won the sprint for second place, Sagan and Naesen had major mechanicals and would not play a factor in the finale. But with Terpstra sitting on, there would be no catch. We had a good gap, a group of about 15 riders. Then we went to the Kwaremont and we decided to go full on. I looked behind and I was alone and I just went on from there. Tom did a big pull just ahead of the hill, I took over as the road began to rise and soon noticed I opened a small gap and never looked back again.
We Ride Flanders was a success in part thanks to the dry weather and the superlative atmosphere along the route. Along the way they will face the same ascents, cobblestones and narrow roads, and they will get a taste of the challenges the pros have to overcome the following day in their search for eternal glory. These photographers have acquired a good reputation in recent years with their fully digital service and competitive prizes. In view of the fact that they themselves are active cyclists, they have an outstanding feeling from the perspective of the participant. Find your pictures. The km course largely follows the course of the pros the next day. It's the ultimate challenge!
2017 Tour of Flanders
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Ronde van Vlaanderen 2017
The Tour of Flanders Dutch : Ronde van Vlaanderen was the st edition of the Tour of Flanders , a one-day cycling classic , that took place on 2 April It was the second monument race of the cycling season and the thirteenth event of the UCI World Tour. The city of Antwerp staged the start of the event for the first time, after 19 starts in Bruges , marking the first time the Tour of Flanders addressed the province of Antwerp. The Koppenberg was immediately followed by the flat cobbled sector of the Mariaborrestraat, leading to the Steenbeekdries and Taaienberg climbs. Eighteen categorised climbs are programmed, of which 12 are cobbled.
De wielerklassieker Ronde van Vlaanderen werd in gehouden op 2 april. De organisatie was in handen van Flanders Classics. De Ronde van Vlaanderen was bij de mannen aan zijn honderdeerste editie toe en maakte deel uit van de UCI World Tour , in de categorie 1. De officieuze start van deze Ronde was op de Grote Markt in Antwerpen. De finish lag in Oudenaarde. De totale afstand was ,8 km en bevatte 18 beklimmingen en vijf kasseienstroken. Andere belangrijke beklimmingen waren die van de Koppenberg en tweemaal de combinatie Oude Kwaremont en Paterberg.
Philippe Gilbert wins Ronde van Vlaanderen