€50,000 for women's Tour of Flanders as men's prize money is matched

OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 04 Annemiek Van Vleuten of Netherlands and Movistar Team Women during the 18th Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour of Flanders 2021 Womens Elite a 1524km race frim Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde Attack Breakaway Paterberg Cobblestones sector RVV21 rondevanvlaanderen tourofflanders UCIWWT on April 04 2021 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar) races up the Paterberg during the 2021 Women's Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

The 2022 edition of the Women's Tour of Flanders will offer the same prize money purse as the men's race, Flanders Classics CEO Tomas van den Spiegel has announced.

Speaking in an interview with Belgian financial newspaper De Tijd, Van den Spiegel said his organisation would offer €50,000 as a total prize purse for each of the women's and men's events, and that the winners of each race will be paid €20,000.

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