On Sunday 1 april in Antwerp the go-ahead was given for the 102nd edition of the Tour of Flanders. The City already counts down to what a party weekend full of course must be.
Wouter Vandenhaute, CEO of the Flanders Classics, pushed Thursday together with the Antwerp aldermen Koen Knowledge and Ludo Van Campenhout, a symbolic countdown clock in the hallway.
“We are more than happy to Antwerp this year the backdrop of the start is,” said Vandenhaute. “The edition of 2017 voted us happy and we hope that also next week Sunday is a crit. The Tour of Flanders is an event that the purely sporting transcends. We want the whole weekend is a kind of festival atmosphere to create. And not only in Antwerp, but also at the finish in Oudenaarde. The Round must everywhere be a feast.”
To the start to add power, organizes Antwerp for the whole weekend plenty of activities. There is a fandorp built up where different performances take place, and fans the course Sunday on the big screen. The organization also writes an online contest. Under #mijnkoers lovers, their passion for cycling explain, and so a place in the team car win. On Saturday get the amateurs the chance to be on exactly the same trail their Round.