Tour of Flanders: Most successful riders, fastest editions, winning margins

Cycling : 95th Tour of Flanders 2011
Illustration Illustratie / Muur van Geraardsbergen / Mur de Grammont / Sylvain CHAVANEL (Fra)/ Fabian CANCELLARA (Sui)/ Public Publiek Spectators / Fans Supporters / Landscape Paysage Landschap /
Brugge - Meerbeke ( Ninove) (256 Km)/
Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres / RVV / Bruges /(c)Tim De Waele
Sylvain Chavanel follows Fabian Cancellara up the Kapelmuur in 2011 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Tour of Flanders, known as Vlaanderens Mooiste (Flanders' Finest), rose to the level of almost religious ritual for Belgians soon after the editor of Sportwereld, Karel van Wijnendaele, organised the race for the first time in 1913. While the early years were marked by terrible road conditions as a result of two World Wars, the later editions were celebrated for the rough, cobbled hellingen.

For many years, the key Tour of Flanders climb was the Muur van Geraardsbergen, with its iconic chapel at the top, followed by the Bosberg before a finish in Ninove. That was until 2012, when organiser Flanders Classics moved the finish to Oudenaarde, creating a finishing circuit that includes the Paterberg and Oude Kwaremont.

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Podium finishes
Pos.Rider NameWins2nds3rds
1Johan Museeuw 332
2Fabian Cancellara 311
3Tom Boonen 31Row 2 - Cell 4
4Peter van Petegem 2Row 3 - Cell 3 2
5Stijn Devolder 2Row 4 - Cell 3 Row 4 - Cell 4
6Niki Terpstra 111
7Nick Nuyens 11Row 6 - Cell 4
8Peter Sagan 11Row 7 - Cell 4
9Andrei Tchmil 1Row 8 - Cell 3 3
10Philippe Gilbert 1Row 9 - Cell 3 3
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Most finishes
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Frederic Guesdon 17
2George Hincapie 17
3Stijn Devolder 14
4Bernhard Eisel 14
5Johan Museeuw 14
6Tom Boonen 14
7Erik Zabel 14
8Filippo Pozzato 13
9Andreas Klier 13
10Marcus Burghardt 13
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Solo winners
Fabian Cancellara2 2010, 2013
Johan Museeuw2 1995, 1998
Stijn Devolder22008, 2009
Alberto Bettiol1 2019
Andrea Tafi1 2002
Andrei Tchmil12000
Edwig Van Hooydonck1 1991
Jacky Durand1 1992
Michele Bartoli11996
Niki Terpstra1 2018
Peter Sagan12016
Peter van Petegem1 2003
Philippe Gilbert1 2017
Rolf Sorensen1 1997
Tom Boonen1 2005

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