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