Inside Flanders Classics' bold plan for women's equality: Closing the Gap

Omloop van het Hageland 2022 - 11th Edition - Tienen - Tielt Winge 128,2 km - 27/02/2022 - Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED - Movistar Team) Demi Vollering (NED - Team SD Worx) - photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Flanders Classics has made a promise to women's cycling through its well-known four-year initiative, Closing the Gap, that aims to bring visibility and equality to its events from the bottom up. 

The organisation is among the most progressive in professional cycling, led by CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel, who oversees six of the most popular Spring Classics; Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Gent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Brabantse Pijl.

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2022 Flanders Classics - Spring Classics Calendar
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
February 26Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Women1.Pro
February 26Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Men 1.UWT
March 27Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields Women 1.WWT
March 27Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields Men 1.UWT
March 30Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 1.Pro
March 30Dwars door Vlaanderen Men 1.UWT
April 3Tour of Flanders Women 1.WWT
April 3Tour of Flanders Men 1.UWT
April 6Scheldeprijs Women 1.1
April 6Scheldeprijs Men 1.Pro
April 13De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne Women 1.Pro
April 13De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne Men 1.Pro

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