Welcome at our brand new website Cycling-Classics.com, proudly presented by the founders of Voorjaarsklassiekers.be & Wieler-Koers.nl! From of February 2021, the founders of the web sites Voorjaarsklassiekers.be (Belgium) & Wieler-Koers.nl (The Netherlands) goes international. What you can expect? Literally the same as at our current site and pages, however now only in English – special to serve the non-native Dutchies and tell our story to more people!
During the spring of 2022, we as founders of Cycling-Classics.com will give you an overview to the most important cycling races – with a preview, an overview of the contenders and favourites and a complete overview of the course and how to watch.
For each spring classic, the kick-off of the on Saturday, February 26, with the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, the Italian classics Strade Bianche and Milan San Remo to the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix to the final Ardennes monument Liège-Bastogne-Liège, you will find course information and preview with betting tips for your cycling prognosis at Cycling-Classics.com. Like they say in Flanders, Het is Koers!
In addition, the editors will give the necessary attention to the three grand tours, where we analyse favourites for the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana! Of course, the main focus will be on the spring classics, because these are truly the most beautiful races!
Spring classics 2022: Flemish spring starting at the end of February
The last weekend of February is already red circled in the diaries of many cycling fans. We exchange the warming up in sunny places such as Argentina, Oman and Spain with dabbling over the cobblestones of the Berendries, the Haaghoek and the Leberg. The unofficial kickoff of the cycling season, with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday 26 February and Kuurne Brussel Kuurne on Sunday 27 February.
From The Opening Weekend to Two Italian Monuments
After the opening ball in Flanders, the cycling caravan moves back to the sun for a while. With the heroic Tuscan cycling race Strade Bianche on Saturday, March 5 as a first appointment. This race has become a true sensation in a short time, where the riders have to face no less than 70 kilometers of unpaved dirt roads. So we are already talking about a mini-monument …
After Strade Bianche, the traditional Race to the Sun is on the program with the multi-day stage race Paris-Nice (early March). At the same time Tirreno-Adriatico will take place, after which the first monument will be on the program on Saturday 20 March: Milan San Remo.
Flemish Cycling Week
Three days after La Primavera the Flemish Cycling Week begins: on Friday 26 March the E3 Harelbeke and two days later on Sunday 28 March Gent Wevelgem. On Wednesday, March 30, Dwars door Vlaanderen is held, followed by the absolute highlight on Sunday, April 3: the Tour of Flanders 2022.
From the Sunday of Vlaanderens Mooiste starts for many cycling fans the most beautiful cycling period of the year: the month of April, with no less than seven spring classics, including three monuments.
On the Wednesday after the Ronde there is a traditional sprint in the Scheldeprijs Schoten and the following Sunday the Hel van het Noorden and the second monument are on the program: Paris Roubaix, which will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
After Roubaix we exchange the cobbles for the hills in the Ardennes…
The Brabantse Pijl, on the Wednesday after Paris-Roubaix, is the first of a four-part series of hill classics, with the Amstel Gold Race four days later, the Flèche Wallonne one week later and the final piece of April: Liège Bastogne Liège.
With many tough climbs, such as Cote de Wanne, Le Redoute and a new finish in Liege, this is for many a rider one of the most beautiful, but above all the toughest course of the classic cycling season.
From the spring classics to the Grand Tours
After the spring classics, we will of course continue to pay attention to the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Besides these “Three Grand Tours”, we will of course also give the necessary attention to the Olympic Games, La Clásica San Sebastian and the Tour of Lombardy (also known as Il Lombardia – see also the preview il Lombardia 2022).