Tour of Flanders 2017 preview

The first Sunday of April is sacred in Flanders. The region has been the epicentre of the cycling world over the past couple of weeks but it has all been geared towards this day: Ronde Van Vlaanderen day. This isn't any old day but neither is it any old Ronde; it's Tom Boonen's final Tour of Flanders. The handkerchiefs are on hand, the newspapers have been stuffed with 'Tommeke' features and pull-outs and Flanders is ready to bid farewell to its favourite son.

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