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Tour of Flanders 2017: practical information

Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Tour of Flanders every year and that sometimes raises some practical questions. We have gathered some valuable information in some handy bullet points.

The Tour of Flanders fan zones

Hundreds of thousands of fans make the Tour of Flanders to what it is. That's why organiser Flanders Classics has forseen some Fan Zones again where fans can watch the passage of the riders and enjoy their Ronde van Vlaanderen experience to the fullest. This year there are 7 fan villages alongside the route. There's nowhere else where you can get an experience this unique. There's catering with various food and drink stands, there's animation and sanitary facilities. Above that, you don't have to miss a second of the action, as there are big screens where you can follow the race;

The city of Antwerp has put their backs into this project. After the podium presentation on the Market square you can live al the action on the Groenplaats square. This fanzone is opened from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m.

At about 100km from the finish you can admire the riders in the fan village on 'de Vesten in Geraardsbergen', at the base of the legendary Muur van Geraardsbergen. Not only Men's Elite do pass by, also women's Elite and U19 will make their way over this famous cobbled hill.

Also on the Koppenberg and Kruisberg in the city of Ronse, more specific in the Malander parc, you can follow the Ronde from nearby.

At the Paterberg hill you can admire the riders twice, on the Oude Kwaremont even thrice. Also women's elite will pass by on the Paterberg and Oude Kwaremont. Both 'bergs' will play an important role in the race and will be decisive for the final result of the 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Last but not least, for the sixth year in a row, the finish line lies in the city of Oudenaarde. This renewed fanzone is open from 1 p.m. The unique atmosphere of people cheering for the winner, when he crosses the finish line, will give everyone goosebumps without a doubt.

**Timing**

PODIUM PRESENTATION ANTWERP

  • MARKET SQUARE ANTWERP: 8u30
  • START 'HET STEEN' ANTWERP: 10u30

VESTEN, GERAARDSBERGEN

  • PASSAGE ELITE MEN: 14u20
  • PASSAGE ELITE WOMEN: 13u14
  • PASSAGE 1 U19: 10u31
  • PASSAGE 2 U19: 11u45

KOPPENBERG

  • PASSAGE ELITE MEN: 15u33

KRUISBERG MALANDERPARK

  • PASSAGE ELITE MEN: 15u57

PATERBERG

  • PASSAGE 1 ELITE MEN: 15u25
  • PASSAGE 2 ELITE MEN: 16u15
  • PASSAGE ELITE WOMEN: 14u30

OUDE KWAREMONT

  • PASSAGE 1 ELITE MEN: 13u20
  • PASSAGE 2 ELITE MEN: 15u20
  • PASSAGE 3 ELITE MEN: 16u11
  • PASSAGE ELITE WOMEN: 14u25

ARRIVAL OUDENAARDE

  • ELITE WOMEN: 14u50
  • ELITE MEN: 16u33

This year once again, the organisers of the Tour of Flanders will be putting on four shuttle services to take spectators to the circuit. Thanks to the support offered by the Province of East Flanders, Flanders Classics and the City of Oudenaarde, we are able to offer this shuttle service free of charge.

 

  • Shuttle service A (Oudenaarde): from ± 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

The service will run approximately every 13 minutes. Please note: the service will run every 20 minutes between 9.30 and 10.30 a.m.
The journey from De Bruwaan to terminus Kwaremont and terminus RVV-straat takes approximately 25 minutes.

The first outbound service leaves De Bruwaan at 9.30 a.m. and the last service is at 12.30 p.m.
The last return service leaves the A1 (RVV-straat) stop at 7.30 p.m.

Pick up and drop off places:

- Crossroads of the De Bruwaan industrial zone with Pruimelstraat (A6)

- Shopping Centre on Gentstraat (A7)

- Vlaamse Ardennen Camping on Kortrijkstraat (A5)

- Near Elsegem Dorp at the crossroads where Kortrijkstraat meets Scheldestraat (A4)

- Stationstraat where it meets Zonnestraat (A3)

- Terminus Kwaremont (A2) and terminus RVV-straat (Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat, at the crossroads with Lamontstraat) (A1)

Please note: do you need to get off at Kerkhove? Take shuttle B to Ruien.

Train passengers who alight in Oudenaarde Station can go to the back of the station where they will find the nearest stop at the Shopping Centre.
Route on foot from behind the station: turn right and follow the Eine footpath. Turn left into Lindestraat and continue until you reach Gentstraat.

Click here for a route and timetable of shuttle service A (Oudenaarde).

 

  • Finish Line shuttle service: from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Will you be leaving your car at De Bruwaan or are you travelling by train? This special shuttle service will take you quickly to the Finish Line.

The service runs every 30 minutes.
The journey takes approximately 12 minutes.

The first outbound journey leaves De Bruwaan at 11.30 a.m. and the last leaves this stop at 2 p.m.
The last return service leaves the Finish Line stop (A8) at 7.30 p.m.

Pick up and drop off places:

- Crossroads of the De Bruwaan industrial zone with Pruimelstraat (A6)

- Shopping Centre on Gentstraat (A7)

- Vlaamse Ardennen Camping on Kortrijkstraat (A5)

- Finish Line (A8)

Click here for a route and timetable of the Finish Line shuttle service

 

  • Shuttle services B (Ruien) and C (Ronse): from ± 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

The service runs approximately every 7½ minutes.
The journey from the B4 stop in Kerkhove (shuttle service B) to terminus Kwaremont and terminus RVV-straat takes approximately 12 minutes.
The journey from the C3 stop Klijpe Kerk (shuttle service C) to terminus Kwaremont and terminus RVV-straat takes approximately 13 minutes.

The first outbound service to Kwaremont leaves at 9.30 a.m. from the B4 stop in Kerkhove and the C3 stop Klijpe Kerk. The last outbound journey from these stops leaves at 1.30 p.m.
The last return journey to Ruien/Kerkhove leaves at 7.30 p.m from the B1 stop in RVV-straat.
The last return journey to Ronse leaves at 7.30 p.m. from the C2 stop in Kwaremont.

Do you want to travel from Ruien to Ronse (or vice versa)? No need to change shuttle service! The shuttle service continues beyond Kwaremont/RVV-straat.

Pick up and drop off places shuttle service B:

- Kerkhove at the Spar en Corne in Brugstraat (B4)

- Herpelgem (Electrabel) (B5)

- Stationstraat at Weyns (B3)

- Terminus Kwaremont (B2) and terminus RVV-straat (Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat, at the crossroads with Lamontstraat) (B1)

Pick up and drop off places shuttle service C:

- Klijpe Kerk (C3)

- Ronse Railway Station (C5)

- Leuzesesteenweg near the roundabout at Engelsenlaan/César Snoecklaan (C4)

- Lange Haagstraat (C6)

- Oudestraat (C7)

- Zandstraat/Rijksweg at Hulstken (C8)

- Hotondberg (C9)

- Heynsdaele Provincial Domain (C10)

- Terminus Kwaremont (C2) and terminus RVV-straat (Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat, at the crossroads with Lamontstraat) (C1)

Click here for a route and timetable of shuttle services B (Ruien) and C (Ronse)

 

Remember the colour!

A few tips: remember the colour and the number of the stop where you got on to find your way back easily!
Backpacks are inspected at the entrance points along the circuit. Avoid having to leave your things behind and limit your hand luggage.

For more information about the Tour and accessibility, please visit www.rondevanvlaanderen.be

 

The Tour of Flanders will be broadcasted in various countries all over the world. Here you can find an overview of the host broadcasters so you know where you can enjoy your Tour of Flanders at home.

Europe

General

  • Eurosport (Pan Europe)

Belgium

  • VRT
  • RTBF

France

  • France TV
  • SRG

The Netherlands

  • NOS

Luxemburg

  • RTL

Denmark

  • TV2

Noorway

  • TV2

Switzerland/ Germany

  • SRG

Italy

  • SRG
  • RAI

Slovakia

  • RTV Slovakia

Nothern and South America

General

  • Fubo tv
  • ESPN Latam

Brazil

  • ESPN Brasil

Mexico

  • Televisa Deportes Network (TDN Mexico)

Australia / Asia

General

  • Discovery Asia
  • Eurosport Australia
  • Perform (DAZN Platform)

New Zealand

  • Sky NZ
  • Perform (DAZN Platform)

Middle East / Africa

General

  • OSN
  • Econet
  • SuperSport