Antwerp will set the new stage for the next five years of the Tour of Flanders. What’s more is that cycling fans can prepare themselves for the Muur van Geraardsbergen’s comeback, included in the Tour’s route for the first time since 2011. It is likely that the battle will once again be settled on the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg, before the champion of ‘Flanders’ Finest’, just like last year, will be crowned in Oudenaarde.
In a super-close sprint that took her over the finish line only millimetres ahead of co-escapee Emma Johansson, British world champion Lizzie Armitstead was ecstatic with her victory in “Flanders’ Finest”.
British world champion Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) won the thirteenth edition of the Tour of Flanders for women (WorldTour) yesterday. After 141.2 km, starting and finishing in Oudenaarde, she beat Swedish champion Emma Johansson in a neck and neck sprint. Dutch rider Chantal Blaak took third position on the podium.
Women's cycling is more popular than ever. Thanks to leading figures such as Lizzie Armitstead, Amy Pieters, Elisa Longo Borghini or Jolien D'Hoore it has become more attractive than ever to watch. Together with Proximus, Flanders Classics wants to be a pioneer in taking women's cycling to another level. During the Ronde van Vlaanderen all enthousiasts will be spoiled.
- 1 Lizzie Armitstead
- 2 Emma Johansson
- 3 Chantal Blaak
Victories per countryGo to Hall of fame
- 1 5 victories
- 2 3 victories
- 3 2 victories