Flanders
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4 Days (3 Nights)
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Tour of Flanders - Paterberg

Paterberg - Tour of Flanders

A fantastic weekend embedded with Team Sky as the region of Flanders stops for the Tour of Flanders Known the world over as De Ronde Van Vlaanderen we were on hand to meet the winner off the podium last year. The route again includes the Muur at Gerardsbergen. On race day we will use local knowledge to give you an unforgettable experience.

 

Ride the sportive the day before the pros and gain an understanding of the history of this fantastic race and its importance to the region. We will have a team meal following the sportive at Freddy Maerten’s Bistro, part of De Ronde museum. Here you can get a full appreciation of the history of an event that is more importnat than just the sport of cycling to the true Flandrien’s. Get to the centre of the race with professional guides to ensure you see the best moments of the race.

Tour of Flanders Museum

Tour of Flanders

Flanders Champion and man of the people...
Flanders Champion and man of the people...

Stay in luxury hotel accommodation with everything needed to give you a VIP visit inside the pro peloton and let the Cycle Cols and Classics team take the stress out of your trip. The location is also perfect for non-riding partners (discounted by 20%) with shopping, spa-treatments, fabulous restaurants and Belgian chocolatiers all within walking distance. The First World War dominates the history of the region and there is much to learn and appreciate about the Western Front as the centenary of the conflict is commemorated. Click on the itinerary tab above for more detail about your trip.

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Arrive

Arrive in Kortrijk on Friday evening in time to relax before the fun starts the following morning. Our hotel and the location at the heart of the medieval city make it perfect for riders and non-riding partners aswell. Great shopping, restaurants, spa-treatments and chocolatiers are all within walking distance.

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Day 1

On Saturday (1 April 2017) you will have the opportunity to ride the Tour of Flanders sportive taking in the famous Hellingen. In 2017 the fabled Muur at Gerardsbergen returns to the route for the first time in six long years away. We will already have collected your ride number and completed the sign on formalities to allow you a quick start. We will meet for a post ride meal in the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, the bistro and museum dedicated to the history of the race part-owned and run by the legendary Freddy Maertens.

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Day 2

On Sunday (2 April 2017) Watch the early stages of the Tour of Flanders and its passage through Kortrijk. Depending on the weather we will use a mix of road and pedal transport to see multiple passages of the race on the fabled climbs YOU conquered the day before. We will either head to the finish riding the race route ahead of the peloton in front of the crowds or watching the finale on the big screen on Oude Kwaremount. Even the most cynical cycling fan cannot fail to enjoy the unique experience of chasing the Tour of Flanders a race that always delivers thrills spills and excitement to the finish line in Oudenaarde.

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Day 3

On Monday (3 April 2017) a recovery ride along the canal to Deinze or Menin is recommended along with some last minute gift shopping or exploration of the historic region and the First World War battlefields or the haunting Menin Gate memorial to the fallen in nearby Ypres.

Any questions please contact us

Bed and breakfast in team hotel (single room supplements apply please email paul@cyclecolsandclassics.co.uk)

All transport to and from races / events / rides during your stay

Team Jersey

Bike Cleaning

Secure bike storage

Professional ride captains

Support vehicle(s) in attendance during all activities

Guide with local race knowledge to maximise viewings of the professional race(s) – crucial when attempting to watch the Classics in Flanders

Nutritional advice from Team Canondale (former Team Sky) Head of Nutrition Nigel Mitchell

Parking or pick up from Lille Metropole Eurostar

Evening presentation from the world of the pro peloton

Transport to / from Kortrijk

Insurance

Bars / Gels (available for a charge)

Evening meals (please budget for taste / thirst)

Sportive entrance (we can help you arrange this but you have to enter personally to sign off promoters disclaimers)

Battlefield Tour

Paterberg - Tour of Flanders
The Muur at Gerardsbergen
Flanders Champion and man of the people...
CCC on Koppenberg
Team Hotel Gym
Luxury Team Hotel
Watching the race with the Cannibal
Tony Martin - Serious about Roubaix?
Easter in Flanders
The Muur is back
Paterberg
Tackle the Koppenberg
Tour of Flanders

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