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Celebrating a century of the Tour of Flanders - Gallery

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The Tour of Flanders celebrates its 100th edition in 2016

The Tour of Flanders celebrates its 100th edition in 2016 (Image credit: TDWsport/Immediate Media)
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Stuart O'Grady wins the sprint for second place in 2003

Stuart O'Grady wins the sprint for second place in 2003 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A solo win for Peter Van Petegem in 2003

A solo win for Peter Van Petegem in 2003 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Gianni Bugno takes the narrowest of win ahead of Johan Museeuw by 7mm in 1994

Gianni Bugno takes the narrowest of win ahead of Johan Museeuw by 7mm in 1994 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Johan Museeuw beats Frans Maassen in narrow sprint for his first Flanders victory in 1993

Johan Museeuw beats Frans Maassen in narrow sprint for his first Flanders victory in 1993 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Greg LeMond looking relaxed as he gives the thumb up before the start of the 1992 Tour of Flanders

Greg LeMond looking relaxed as he gives the thumb up before the start of the 1992 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Jacky Durand celebrating his 1992 victory at Flanders

Jacky Durand celebrating his 1992 victory at Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The podium of Thomas Wegmüller, Jacky Durand and Edwig Van Hooydonck

The podium of Thomas Wegmüller, Jacky Durand and Edwig Van Hooydonck (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Early-morning sunlight in Sint-Niklaas

Early-morning sunlight in Sint-Niklaas (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Gianni Bugno won the 1994 edition of the Tour of Flanders

Gianni Bugno won the 1994 edition of the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Sean Yates with the Motorola team

Sean Yates with the Motorola team (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The Belgian champion Johan Museeuw prior to the 1993 Tour of Flanders

The Belgian champion Johan Museeuw prior to the 1993 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Pink was a popular cycling colour in the 90s

Pink was a popular cycling colour in the 90s (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Eros Poli modelling the early-90's cycling look

Eros Poli modelling the early-90's cycling look (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Brian Holm in his racing days back in 1995

Brian Holm in his racing days back in 1995 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Fabiano Fontanelli with ZG Mobili team boss Gianni Savio in 1995

Fabiano Fontanelli with ZG Mobili team boss Gianni Savio in 1995 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Eric Vanderaerden in 1995, 10 years after his sole win at Flanders

Eric Vanderaerden in 1995, 10 years after his sole win at Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Johan Museeuw with his son after winning the 1995 Tour of Flanders

Johan Museeuw with his son after winning the 1995 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Johan Museeuw on the start line of the 1996 edition of the race in which he would finish third

Johan Museeuw on the start line of the 1996 edition of the race in which he would finish third (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The 1997 Tour of Flanders was won by Rolf Sørensen of Rabobank

The 1997 Tour of Flanders was won by Rolf Sørensen of Rabobank (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Stefano Zanini wins the sprint for second place in 1998 to make it a one-two for Mapei–Bricobi

Stefano Zanini wins the sprint for second place in 1998 to make it a one-two for Mapei–Bricobi (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Andrei Tchmil was the 2000 winner with Lotto-Adecco

Andrei Tchmil was the 2000 winner with Lotto-Adecco (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Italian national champion Michele Bartoli in 2001

Italian national champion Michele Bartoli in 2001 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ludo Dierckxsens on the Kwaremont in 2001

Ludo Dierckxsens on the Kwaremont in 2001 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Getting close to Stefano Zanini as he speeds by in 2001

Getting close to Stefano Zanini as he speeds by in 2001 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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George Hincapie leading a group during the 2001 Flanders

George Hincapie leading a group during the 2001 Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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BMC sports director Fabio Baldato riding the 2001 Tour of Flanders

BMC sports director Fabio Baldato riding the 2001 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Gianluca Bortolami (Tacconi Sport–Vini Caldirola) on the top step of the 2001 Ronde podium

Gianluca Bortolami (Tacconi Sport–Vini Caldirola) on the top step of the 2001 Ronde podium (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Former teammates Johan Museeuw and Andrea Tafi in 2002

Former teammates Johan Museeuw and Andrea Tafi in 2002 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Peter Van Petegem made up the 2002 Tour of Flanders podium

Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Peter Van Petegem made up the 2002 Tour of Flanders podium (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Frank Vandenbroucke after finishing second in 2003

Frank Vandenbroucke after finishing second in 2003 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Riders on the Muur van Geraardsbergen

Riders on the Muur van Geraardsbergen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Steffen Wesemann takes the biggest win of his career in 2004

Steffen Wesemann takes the biggest win of his career in 2004 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Óscar Freire gets a helping hand from the race doctor for a bleeding nose

Óscar Freire gets a helping hand from the race doctor for a bleeding nose (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Paolo Bettini in the colours of the Italian champion

Paolo Bettini in the colours of the Italian champion (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen ready for the 2004 Flanders

Tom Boonen ready for the 2004 Flanders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A wide arm salute from 2002 champion Andrea Tafi

A wide arm salute from 2002 champion Andrea Tafi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andrea Tafi enjoying the champagne showers after his 2002 victory

Andrea Tafi enjoying the champagne showers after his 2002 victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Paolo Bettini riding De Ronde in 2002

Paolo Bettini riding De Ronde in 2002 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andrea Tafi, the 2002 champion, heads to the podium

Andrea Tafi, the 2002 champion, heads to the podium (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Van Petegem in 2002

Peter Van Petegem in 2002 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mario Cipollini could always be counted on to add some colour to a race

Mario Cipollini could always be counted on to add some colour to a race (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The emotion of winning De Ronde as demonstrated by Tom Boonen in 2005

The emotion of winning De Ronde as demonstrated by Tom Boonen in 2005 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen kissing his 2005 trophy

Tom Boonen kissing his 2005 trophy (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen celebrates his first win in 2005

Tom Boonen celebrates his first win in 2005 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The fans await the race on the Koppenberg

The fans await the race on the Koppenberg (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lance Armstrong at the race in 2005

Lance Armstrong at the race in 2005 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen celebrates his 2006 victory ahead of Leif Hoste

Tom Boonen celebrates his 2006 victory ahead of Leif Hoste (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen wins back-to-back Ronde's as the world champion in 2006

Tom Boonen wins back-to-back Ronde's as the world champion in 2006 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Is it Eddy Merckx? No, simply an impersonator having some fun

Is it Eddy Merckx? No, simply an impersonator having some fun (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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An inflatable lion of Flanders arch

An inflatable lion of Flanders arch (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alessandro Ballan took the win for Lampre back in 2007

Alessandro Ballan took the win for Lampre back in 2007 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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An Eddy Merckx impersonator during the race in 2007

An Eddy Merckx impersonator during the race in 2007 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Muur van Geraardsbergen

The Muur van Geraardsbergen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton fans across the road

The peloton fans across the road (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Stijn Devolder is pumped with his 2008 Flanders victory

Stijn Devolder is pumped with his 2008 Flanders victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara waits for the team car at the top of the Koppenberg in 2009

Fabian Cancellara waits for the team car at the top of the Koppenberg in 2009 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Stijn Devolder on the Muur van Geraardsbergen in 2009

Stijn Devolder on the Muur van Geraardsbergen in 2009 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Third place in 2009 for Philippe Gilbert

Third place in 2009 for Philippe Gilbert (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen on the Muur van Geraardsbergen

Tom Boonen on the Muur van Geraardsbergen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara at the base of the Muur van Geraardsbergen

Fabian Cancellara at the base of the Muur van Geraardsbergen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara soaking in his 2010 victory

Fabian Cancellara soaking in his 2010 victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen coming to terms with his 2010 second place

Tom Boonen coming to terms with his 2010 second place (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen approaches the line in 2010

Tom Boonen approaches the line in 2010 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The 2010 podium of Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert

The 2010 podium of Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lance Armstrong returned to the race in 2010

Lance Armstrong returned to the race in 2010 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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German champion Martin Reimer (Cervelo) running up the Koppenberg

German champion Martin Reimer (Cervelo) running up the Koppenberg (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen on the Muur van Geraardsbergen in 2010

Tom Boonen on the Muur van Geraardsbergen in 2010 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen riding side-by-side in 2010

Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen riding side-by-side in 2010 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Muur van Geraardsbergen was packed for the 2010 edition of the race

The Muur van Geraardsbergen was packed for the 2010 edition of the race (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara following Tom Boonen at the 2012 Flanders

Fabian Cancellara following Tom Boonen at the 2012 Flanders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Stijn Vandenbergh with a custom Lazer helmet for De Ronde

Stijn Vandenbergh with a custom Lazer helmet for De Ronde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The finish line of the Tour of Flanders is packed with fans and flag

The finish line of the Tour of Flanders is packed with fans and flag (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Muur van Geraardsbergen in quieter times

The Muur van Geraardsbergen in quieter times (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton climbing the Rekelberg

The peloton climbing the Rekelberg (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nick Nuyens celebrates an upset victory in 2011

Nick Nuyens celebrates an upset victory in 2011 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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2011 winner Nick Nuyens can't believe his victory

2011 winner Nick Nuyens can't believe his victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The finish as seen by the riders in Oudenaarde

The finish as seen by the riders in Oudenaarde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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'Fabian please have mercy'

'Fabian please have mercy' (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Geraint Thomas in the British national colours

Geraint Thomas in the British national colours (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Flemish Lion is also sported by some riders

The Flemish Lion is also sported by some riders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Race director Wim Van Herreweghe

Race director Wim Van Herreweghe (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Oudenaarde loves De Ronde

Oudenaarde loves De Ronde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A one arm celebration from Tom Boonen in 2012

A one arm celebration from Tom Boonen in 2012 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen celebrating his third De Ronde victory in 2012

Tom Boonen celebrating his third De Ronde victory in 2012 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Philippe Gilbert riding the Tour of Flanders in the Belgian tricolour

Philippe Gilbert riding the Tour of Flanders in the Belgian tricolour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen and Alessandro Ballan spray the champagne on the podium

Tom Boonen and Alessandro Ballan spray the champagne on the podium (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen lays in agony as rival Fabian Cancellara takes the win

Tom Boonen lays in agony as rival Fabian Cancellara takes the win (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A solo win for Fabian Cancellara in 2012

A solo win for Fabian Cancellara in 2012 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen is helped after crashing out of the 2013 Tour of Flanders

Tom Boonen is helped after crashing out of the 2013 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan contemplating what could have been in 2013

Peter Sagan contemplating what could have been in 2013 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara makes the race winning move in 2013

Fabian Cancellara makes the race winning move in 2013 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Flemish lion is a common sight at Flanders

The Flemish lion is a common sight at Flanders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Boonen riding through the crowds before the 2013 Tour of Flanders

Tom Boonen riding through the crowds before the 2013 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bright blue skies in Brugge

Bright blue skies in Brugge (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The infamous podium photo from 2013

The infamous podium photo from 2013 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara is delighted with his win in 2014

Fabian Cancellara is delighted with his win in 2014 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara embraces his wide after winning in 2014

Fabian Cancellara embraces his wide after winning in 2014 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Former winner Stijn Devolder didn't have a great day in 2014

Former winner Stijn Devolder didn't have a great day in 2014 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Greg Van Avermaet scratches his head after finishing second in 2014

Greg Van Avermaet scratches his head after finishing second in 2014 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The crowds pack the Brugge square

The crowds pack the Brugge square (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jens Keukeleire goes fishing for his Scott

Jens Keukeleire goes fishing for his Scott (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bradley Wiggins with his Sky teammates

Bradley Wiggins with his Sky teammates (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Riders approach the Oude Kwaremont

Riders approach the Oude Kwaremont (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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There are plenty of international fans at the Tour of Flanders each year

There are plenty of international fans at the Tour of Flanders each year (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alexander Kristoff celebrates as Nikki Terpstra hangs his head

Alexander Kristoff celebrates as Nikki Terpstra hangs his head (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bradley Wiggins riding the Koppenberg during De Ronde

Bradley Wiggins riding the Koppenberg during De Ronde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A fan gets in position to watch the race pass by

A fan gets in position to watch the race pass by (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alexander Kristoff and Niki Terpstra in the race winning move from 2015

Alexander Kristoff and Niki Terpstra in the race winning move from 2015 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The Tour of Flanders is one of the highlights on the cycling calendar with the Belgian monument eagerly anticipated by fans and riders alike. Starting in Bruges, the race will cover 18 categorised climbs and seven flat cobbles sectors over 255km before the Oudenaarde finish in 2016. Six riders have won the race on three occasions, Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen and most recently Fabian Cancellara, with Norway’s Alexander Kristoff the 2015 champion.

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