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Easter brings faithful to Flanders

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) on his decisive attack at the Muur van Geraardsbergen.

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) on his decisive attack at the Muur van Geraardsbergen. (Image credit: Sirotti)

Cycling is like a religion in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium and while many people may head to church to celebrate Easter on Sunday, many more will be along the roadside and in front of the television to worship the riders competing in the Tour of Flanders.

Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha is at 14.00, and surprisingly Gent-Wevelgem winner Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Columbia) is at 33.00 and George Hincapie is at 35.00.

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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and Cycling Weekly, among other publications.

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