10 conclusions from the 2022 Tour of Flanders

Kopecky, Van Vleuten, Van der Poel and Pogacar at Flanders 2022
Lotte Kopecky, Annemiek van Vleuten, Mathieu van der Poel, and Tadej Pogačar at Sunday's Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski//Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

The Tour of Flanders men's and women's events drew to a close on Sunday with two remarkable victories, one from Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and the other from Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx).

The races ended in spectacular fashion, for different reasons, enrapturing the huge crowds that came out to enjoy the spectacle that is the De Ronde, having been absent due to COVID-19 health restrictions for the previous two editions.

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