2014 Tour of Flanders Sportive

The 98th edition of the Tour of Flanders will be held on April 6, 2014. This is the classical part of the UCI World Tour. Where the participants are on the start list of the race? How the new course to look like? What are the favorites to win in 2014? Which TV stations, this classic watch live?

History

The first edition of the Tour of Flanders was held in 1913. That year, the Belgian Paul Deman. The contest was originally conceived as a publicity stunt for the magazine “the world of sports. Even for many other big cycling events is true, that they arose publicity stunts newspaper. Tour was conceived such as a publicity stunt for the newspaper L’Auto, and the Giro d ‘ Italia coined by Gazetto dello Sport. in the first years Flanders has not been much international fame. After world war II, “Flanders ‘most Beautiful’, however, has become one of the most prestigious cycle races in the world. According to many cycling fans is also the world’s most beautiful race day.

Palmares

Five drivers are jointly share a record in terms of number of victories in the Tour of Flanders: Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw and Tom Boonen. They managed all three times to win this classic. Of these five, only Boonen anno 2014 is still active as a rider and he will be very keen on his orders in 2014 for the fourth time to win the Tour of Flanders, and so to be on his own record. Recent winner of the Tour of Flanders Stijn Devolder, Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Nick Nuyens.

Course In 2014

Tour of Flanders 2014 again a new track. As in the previous two editions, also in 2014 Oudenaarde weather ball, but the last loop that was recorded in 2013 in the final, now missing. Koppenberg get a different role than in previous editions. This hill in 2014 should only be quite late in the stock price rose, while the dreaded slope was once climbed much earlier in the course. Probably new track climb Koppenberg be the start of the final. Another slope that will play an important role in the Oude Kwaremont, which must be climbed in 2014 three times. The first time is after the 108.6 km race, the second time after 204.5 kilometers and the last time after 242.4 kilometers. The final climb to the trail is Patersberg, whose peak is after 246 kilometers. The finish after 259.1 kilometers.
The start of the 2014 Tour of Flanders in Bruges is at 10.15. The finish in Oudenaarde and around 4:45 expected.
Below is an overview of all important slopes. Behind every inclination only after how many kilometers of trail leading to the top of the ramp and behind it is the number of kilometers the riders from the top of the ramp still have to run to the end.
Slopes

Favourites

Among the favorites for the victory in the 2014 Tour of Flanders includes Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan. Other major contenders include Tom Boonen, Niki Terpstra, Jürgen Roelandts, September Vanmarcke and Stijn Devolder.

Heule’s Tour de Village 2014

The village Heule has been voted Village of the Tour in 2014. This is a tribute to Gerard Debaets. This driver from Heule was the first rider who managed to double the win the Tour of Flanders. Triple Flanders winner Eric Leman is godfather candidacy Heule as the Tour Village. His mother is from Heule. In 2014 it will be celebrated in Heule various events in honor of the Tour of Flanders.

Live on TV

Flanders 2014 Tour is broadcast live by the Flemish and Dutch public service and Eurosport. In the morning at 09:30 in Flemish Sporza have a channel in a live broadcast around the start of the Tour of Flanders. Since starting at 12:00 on canvas transmits “Sporza on Sunday,” including a preview of the RVV and later live broadcast of the race. Here you will be sent a list of bicycle races living in the 2014 TV season.

Gallery

Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Riding the classics: sportives on iconic routes

Riding the classics: sportives on iconic routes

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Top 10 Overseas Road Sportives for 2015

Top 10 Overseas Road Sportives for 2015

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Cyclo-Sportive: Tour of Flanders Sportive

Cyclo-Sportive: Tour of Flanders Sportive

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Belgium: exploring Flanders, the heartland of cycling …

Belgium: exploring Flanders, the heartland of cycling ...

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Cancellara pips Belgian trio to take third Tour of …

Cancellara pips Belgian trio to take third Tour of ...

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How To Survive The Tour Of Flanders

How To Survive The Tour Of Flanders

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– Cycling Weekly

- Cycling Weekly

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Belgium: exploring Flanders, the heartland of cycling

Belgium: exploring Flanders, the heartland of cycling

Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

Entries open for 2016 Tour of Flanders sportive

Entries open for 2016 Tour of Flanders sportive

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Tour of Flanders 2014: photo gallery

Tour of Flanders 2014: photo gallery

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Tour of Flanders 2014: photo gallery

Tour of Flanders 2014: photo gallery

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Cyclosport.org – Event Reviews

Cyclosport.org - Event Reviews

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Muur van Geraardsbergen returns to the Tour of Flanders …

Muur van Geraardsbergen returns to the Tour of Flanders ...

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