Dwars door Vlaanderen 2021 – Preview

WAREGEM BELGIUM APRIL 03 Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team CorendonCircus Anthony Turgis of France and Team Direct Energie Taaienberg Cobblestones during the 74th Dwars door Vlaanderen 2019 a 1828km race from Roeselare to Waregem DwarsdrVlaander FlandersClassic on April 03 2019 in Waregem Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Mathieu van der Poel conquered the cobbles at 2019 Dwars door Vlaanderen for the title (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After last week’s E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem, the Flemish classics and the build-up to the Tour of Flanders continue on Wednesday at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Not all riders like to race in the week leading up to Flanders, but, owing perhaps to the doubts surrounding Paris-Roubaix and the coronavirus situation more generally, the start list is stacked this year.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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