Flanders Classics

Flanders Classics is an official cooperation among the organizers of the classic cycle races held in Flanders. It was founded in 2009[1] and comprises seven races, of which the Tour of Flanders, one of the Monuments of cycling classics, is considered the most prestigious.

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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 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.


Cooperating races are:

Race Notes
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad This first race of the Belgian cycling season.
Gent–Wevelgem The first of the three Sunday cobbled classics, held on the Sunday between Milan–San Remo and the Tour of Flanders.
Dwars door Vlaanderen Until 2017 the first race of the Flemish Cycling Week; since 2018 held between Gent–Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.
Tour of Flanders The pinnacle of the Flemish Cycling week and the only Flemish race of the five Cycling monuments, held on the first Sunday of April.
Scheldeprijs This race is held between the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix.
Brabantse Pijl This race is now held before the Ardennes classics.
Brussels Cycling Classic Known until 2012 as Paris–Brussels. Flanders Classics' only end-of-season event, held in September.


Edition Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Dwars door Vlaanderen Gent–Wevelgem Tour of Flanders Scheldeprijs Brabantse Pijl
2010   Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)   Matti Breschel (DEN)   Bernhard Eisel (AUT)   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)   Tyler Farrar (USA)   Sébastien Rosseler (BEL)
2011   Sebastian Langeveld (NED)   Nick Nuyens (BEL)   Tom Boonen (BEL)   Nick Nuyens (BEL)   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
2012   Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)   Niki Terpstra (NED)   Tom Boonen (BEL)   Tom Boonen (BEL)   Marcel Kittel (GER)   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2013   Luca Paolini (ITA)   Oscar Gatto (ITA)   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)   Marcel Kittel (GER)   Peter Sagan (SVK)
2014   Ian Stannard (GBR)   Niki Terpstra (NED)   John Degenkolb (GER)   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)   Marcel Kittel (GER)   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
2015   Ian Stannard (GBR)   Jelle Wallays (BEL)   Luca Paolini (ITA)   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Ben Hermans (BEL)
2016   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   Jens Debusschere (BEL)   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Marcel Kittel (GER)   Petr Vakoč (CZE)
2017   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   Yves Lampaert (BEL)   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)   Marcel Kittel (GER)   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA)
2018   Michael Valgren (DEN)   Yves Lampaert (BEL)   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Niki Terpstra (NED)   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)   Tim Wellens (BEL)
2019   Zdenek Stybar (CZE)   Mathieu van der Poel (NED)   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Alberto Bettiol (ITA)   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)   Mathieu van der Poel (NED)
2020   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Not Held - SARS-CoV2   Mads Pedersen (DEN)   Mathieu van der Poel (NED)   Caleb Ewan (AUS)   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
2021   Davide Ballerini (ITA)   Dylan Van Baarle (NED)   Wout Van Aert (BEL)   Kasper Asgreen (DEN)   Jasper Philipsen (BEL)   Tom Pidcock (GBR)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Dwars door Vlaanderen Gent–Wevelgem Tour of Flanders Scheldeprijs Brabantse Pijl


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