TOUR OF FLANDERS
Stay up to date with the Tour of Flanders
Anna Magrath, Editor, UK
06 April 2019
For the first time you can follow the live tracking data from a selection of 40 of the top female riders in the Tour of Flanders for Women’s. This UCI Women’s WorldTour race will be collaborating with Proximus and their online tracking, with the support of all the teams, riders and partner; In The Race.
The Flanders Classic organisation has chosen 40 riders who will wear the tracker during the race on Sunday 7th April. The tracker will record 5 parameters; Speed, location, heart rate, cadence and power output. All the data collated will be integrated in to an online format by Proximus on the following website: rondevanvlaanderen.proximus-sports.be
Fans will be able to follow the data from every rider equipped with a tracker. From this group you have the option to select a number of riders to follow and choose your favourite amongst them. In addition your favourite rider will be highlighted in relation to the other selected riders, allowing you to constantly monitor their progress through the race.
On the 7th April at 3:15 CET, we will find out who will succeed Anna van der Breggen in Oudenaarde.
Racing up the Kwaremont
Photograph by © Patrick Verhoest
Flanders Classics supports the Belgian National Lottery in the GP Stig Broeckx
During the men’s Tour of Flanders the riders will be riding a race within a race to compete in the ‘Grote Prijs Stig Broeckx”. The winner will receive Eur, 5,000 from the Belgian National Lottery to donate to a charity of their choice, Stig Broeckx will also get Eur, 5,000 to donate to a charity close to his heart.
Almost three years have past since Stig; who was riding for Lotto Soudal was involved in a serious crash and ended up in a coma.His long and courageous journey on the way to recovery inspired the Belgian National Lottery to crown the bravest Flandrien and thereby also pay tribute to Stig Broeckx.
The starting point for the Grote Prijs Stig Broeckx will be in Kluisbergen. There, Van de Broecktestraat will be renamed Broeckxstraat for the day of the race. Broeckxstraat is 4km from the finish line of the Grote Prijs Stig Broeckx – the top of the Oude Kwaremont, the first rider to reach the top will win the prize (around 1:30pm CET).
Peter Sagan on the Kwaremont
Photograph by © Patrick Verhoest.
Watch Tour of Flanders Presentation Live
If you can’t make it to the presentations in Antwerp on Sunday morning (7th April), Proximus will be streaming the ceremony live via the official Proximus Sports Facebook page, broadcasting live from 9am.
Studio Brussel will shake awake the Grand Place of Antwerp with a DJ-set by Jeroen De Lodder from 9:00am. The riders will be welcomed on to the stage to be welcomed by the crowds.
A total of 25 teams will be presented between 9;00am and 10;15am, you will be able to watch interviews with the race favourites.