Flanders Classics

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Flanders Classics is an official cooperation among the organizers of the classic cycle races held in Flanders. It was founded in 2010 and comprises six races, of which the Ronde van Vlaanderen, one of the Monuments of cycling classics, is considered the most important. Important classics not included are E3 Harelbeke and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

Mission[edit]

The mission of the Flanders Classics is to ensure the position of the Flemish Classics in the international cycling calendar. By doing this the organization improves the stature of the smaller Flemish races. The cooperation has already achieved a better date for three of the races: Gent–Wevelgem will now be held on the Sunday between Milan – San Remo and the Ronde van Vlaanderen; the Grote Scheldeprijs will be held between the Ronde and Paris–Roubaix; and, the Brabantse Pijl will be held before the Ardennes classics, which consist of the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

Classics[edit]

Cooperating races are:

Race Notes
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad This is the Opening race of the Belgian cycling season.
Dwars door Vlaanderen Traditionally this is the first day of the Flemish Cycling Week with Gent–Wevelgem, the Three Days of De Panne and the Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Gent–Wevelgem This is the first of the three Cobbled classics and is held on the Sunday between Milan – San Remo and the Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Tour of Flanders This is the only Flemish race of the five Monuments.
Grote Scheldeprijs This race is held between the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris–Roubaix.
Brabantse Pijl This race is now held before the Ardennes classics.

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