Oudenaarde looks forward to Tour of Flanders

Oudenaarde looks forward to Tour of Flanders

Road  07/03/2023

Tour of Flanders is unquestionably one of the biggest cycling events internationally. Every cycling fan is not only captivated by Flanders’ Finest on the race day itself. The race also keeps the cycling world engaged in the days and weeks before the event. Find out below all that’s on offer in Oudenaarde around the Tour of Flanders.

KOERS workshops

Keen on the Tour and fancy taking a good look at the KOERS | Museum of Cycle Racing collection? Then come to the free workshops on Saturday 11 March (10:00 - 17:00) in the ‘Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen’ and help write cycling history!

Cycling Photos Workshop (in Dutch)

The KOERS volunteer peloton rides a veritable time trial when describing their rich collection of cycling photos. Six stages have already been completed, with 6,000 photos already described. Do you feel like writing about (and describing) them, too? Discover a treasure trove of historic cycling photos. You can register here.

Wikipedia Workshop (in Dutch)

KOERS is bringing the fairground race and its heroes to Wikipedia, to highlight it even more. We are doing this in a real WIKI platoon. Would you like to join in? Dive with us into the world of the fairground race. You can register here.



Carl Berteele has been the voice of the race on Sporza Radio since 1993. Sometimes clear and warm from the studio, often trembling on a motorbike on bumpy cobblestones, or sweating on a crazy climb. Whether it’s the Tour, the World Cup or Flanders’ Finest, Carl analyses the race and what is happening around it like no other, and with lightning speed. He does this with passion, rich language and always to the point. Thirty years of racing seen from the front row provides a wealth of stories and anecdotes, with cycling as unlimited inspiration. Geert Vandenbon is the musician on hand. For instance, he previously went on the road with Michel Wuyts as a singer-songwriter.

Where? CC De Woeker – Oudenaarde
When? Thursday 23 March 2023 at 20:30
Price? €15
Reservation? Via 055 390 363
More info? Via 055 335 135

(In Dutch)


Lecture by Filip Osselaer

Filip Osselaer talks about cycling and life, winning and losing, the wonderful experiences during the race and the men who tell their stories (and also great things about the Tour of Flanders). His recent book “Eddy! Planckaert, altijd coureur gebleven” is highly recommended. The lecture will take place on Thursday 16 March at 20:00 at the Luisterhuis (Vleeshuis) – Oudenaarde Library.

(In Dutch)

Helden van de Kunst

Helden van de Kunst is an art project started last year with pupils from Bernardusdriesprong, a school in Oudenaarde for children with intellectual disabilities. The pupils have made beautiful paintings on canvas on the theme “The Tour of Flanders”, seen through the eyes of the Helden van de Kunst (Heroes of Art). Herr Seele, who has taken on the sponsorship, also painted a special work of art, “De Flandrien”, for this initiative. The works can be seen in the shopping streets of Oudenaarde.

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