Men Elite race info


In 2023, the Ronde van Vlaanderen returns to Bruges for the first time since 2016. This also means that the route to the Flemish Ardennes is changing. The duo Oude Kwaremont - Paterberg will once again serve as a major obstacle in the full finale. The finish does not change either. Mathieu van der Poel's successor may raise his arms in the air on the Minderbroedersstraat in Oudenaarde.

Start: Grote Markt in Bruges - 10:00
Finish: Minderbroedersstraat in Oudenaarde - around 16:29
Distance: 273,4 km

Fan guide

Looking for all the practical information about Tour of Flanders? Then download our free fan guide below. In this guide, you can consult the timetable and road map, and you can also read all about mobility and the not-to-be-missed team presentation in Bruges. Read on quickly and be prepared for the start! 


Who will follow in the footsteps of Mathieu van der Poel on Sunday 2 April? Discover below the provisional start list for a new edition of Tour of Flanders.

1. Netherlands Mathieu VAN DER POEL 2. Switzerland Silvan DILLIER 3. Germany Maurice BALLERSTEDT 4. Austria Michael GOGL 5. Denmark Søren KRAGH ANDERSEN 6. Belgium Gianni VERMEERSCH 7. Belgium Xandro MEURISSE
11. Belgium Wout VAN AERT 12. Italy Edoardo AFFINI 13. Belgium Tiesj BENOOT 14. France Christophe LAPORTE 15. Netherlands Tim VAN DIJKE 16. Belgium Tosh VAN DER SANDE 17. Belgium Nathan VAN HOOYDONCK
21. Slovenia Tadej POGAČAR 22. Portugal Rui Filipe ALVES OLIVEIRA 23. Netherlands Sjoerd BAX 24. Denmark Mikkel BJERG 25. Norway Vegard Stake LAENGEN 26. Italy Matteo TRENTIN 27. Belgium Tim WELLENS
31. Belgium Greg VAN AVERMAET 32. France Benoit COSNEFROY 33. Belgium Stan DEWULF 34. Belgium Lawrence NAESEN 35. Belgium Oliver NAESEN 36. France Pierre GAUTHERAT 37. France Damien TOUZE
41. Australia Caleb EWAN 42. Belgium Cedric BEULLENS 43. Belgium Jasper DE BUYST 44. Belgium Arjen LIVYNS 45. Belgium Frederik FRISON 46. Belgium Brent VAN MOER 47. Belgium Florian VERMEERSCH
51. Belgium Jasper STUYVEN 52. Latvia Emils LIEPINS 53. Netherlands Daan HOOLE 54. Luxembourg Alex KIRSCH 55. Denmark Mads PEDERSEN 56. Belgium Edward THEUNS 57. Czechia Mathias VACEK
61. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Thomas PIDCOCK 62. Germany Kim Alexander HEIDUK 63. Poland Michal KWIATKOWSKI 64. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Ben TURNER 65. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Luke ROWE 66. United States of America Magnus SHEFFIELD 67. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Connor SWIFT
71. France Julian ALAPHILIPPE 72. Denmark Kasper ASGREEN 73. Italy Davide BALLERINI 74. Belgium Tim MERLIER 75. Belgium Yves LAMPAERT 76. France Florian SENECHAL 77. Belgium Tim DECLERCQ
81. Australia Michael MATTHEWS 82. Australia Luke DURBRIDGE 83. Slovenia Luka MEZGEC 84. Australia Kelland O’BRIEN 85. Australia Blake QUICK 86. Netherlands Elmar REINDERS 87. Czechia Zdeněk ŠTYBAR
91. Italy Alberto BETTIOL 92. Belgium Jens KEUKELEIRE 93. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Owain DOULL 94. Denmark Frølich Mikkel HONORÉ 95. New Zealand Tom SCULLY 96. United States of America Neilson POWLESS 97. Germany Jonas RUTSCH
101. Slovenia Matej MOHORIC 102. Germany Nikias ARNDT 103. Poland Kamil GRADEK 104. Poland Filip MACIEJUK 105. Italy Andrea PASQUALON 106. Serbia Dusan RAJOVIC 107. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Fred WRIGHT
111. Eritrea Biniam GIRMAY 112. Norway Sven Erik BYSTRØM 113. Belgium Aime DE GENDT 114. Belgium Dries DE POOTER 115. Belgium Baptiste PLANCKAERT 116. Belgium Laurenz REX 117. Netherlands Taco VAN DER HOORN
121. Germany John DEGENKOLB 122. Czechia Pavel BITTNER 123. Netherlands Nils EEKHOFF 124. Germany Leon HEINSCHKE 125. Australia Alexander EDMONDSON 126. Netherlands Tim NABERMAN 127. United States of America Kevin VERMAERKE
131. New Zealand Shane ARCHBOLD 132. Austria Patrick GAMPER 133. Austria Marco HALLER 134. Germany Nils POLITT 135. Belgium Jordi MEEUS 136. Netherlands Danny VAN POPPEL 137. Germany Jonas KOCH
141. Kazakhstan Igor CHZHAN 142. Kazakhstan Yevgeniy GIDICH 143. Estonia Martin LAAS 144. Kazakhstan Yevgeniy FEDOROV 145. Kazakhstan Dmitriy GRUZDEV 146. Kazakhstan Nurbergen NURLYKHASSYM 147. Russian Federation Gleb SYRITSA
151. Belgium Piet ALLEGAERT 152. Netherlands Wesley KREDER 153. Belgium Christophe NOPPE 154. Portugal Rodrigues André CARVALHO 155. France Alexis RENARD 156. France Axel ZINGLE 157. Germany Maximilian Richard WALSCHEID
161. Belgium Dylan TEUNS 162. Canada Guillaume BOIVIN 163. Belgium Jens REYNDERS 164. Canada Hugo HOULE 165. Latvia Krists NEILANDS 166. Belgium Tom VAN ASBROECK 167. Belgium Sep VANMARCKE
171. New Zealand Jack BAUER 172. Switzerland Filippo COLOMBO 173. Italy Alessandro FEDELI 174. Italy Nicolo' PARISINI 175. Poland Kamil MALECKI 176. Italy Antonio PUPPIO 177. Canada Nickolas ZUKOWSKY
181. France Hugo HOFSTETTER 182. Belgium Jenthe BIERMANS 183. Netherlands David DEKKER 184. France Matis LOUVEL 185. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Daniel MCLAY 186. France Mathis LE BERRE 187. France Clément RUSSO
191. Switzerland Stefan KÜNG 192. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lewis ASKEY 193. Luxembourg Kévin GENIETS 194. France Olivier LE GAC 195. Switzerland Fabian LIENHARD 196. France Valentin MADOUAS 197. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Samuel WATSON
201. Spain Ivan GARCIA CORTINA 202. Germany Juri HOLLMANN 203. Switzerland Johan JACOBS 204. United States of America Matteo JORGENSON 205. Spain Oier LAZKANO LOPEZ 206. Spain Ivan ROMEO ABAD 207. Denmark Norsgaard Mathias JØRGENSEN
211. Slovakia Peter SAGAN 212. Norway Edvald BOASSON-HAGEN 213. France Geoffrey SOUPE 214. France Thomas BONNET 215. France Sandy DUJARDIN 216. France Anthony TURGIS 217. Belgium Dries VAN GESTEL
221. Belgium Guillaume VAN KEIRSBULCK 222. Belgium Floris DE TIER 223. Belgium Dimitri PEYSKENS 224. France Alexis GUERIN 225. Belgium Julian MERTENS 226. Belgium Ludovic ROBEET 227. Belgium Luca VAN BOVEN
231. Belgium Vito BRAET 232. Belgium Alex COLMAN 233. Belgium Sander DE PESTEL 234. Belgium Lindsay DE VYLDER 235. Belgium Jenno BERCKMOES 236. Belgium Gilles DE WILDE 237. Belgium Ward VANHOOF
241. Norway Alexander KRISTOFF 242. Norway Urianstad Martin Urianstad BUGGE 243. Norway Kristoffer HALVORSEN 244. Denmark Blume William LEVY 245. Norway Erik Nordsaeter RESELL 246. Denmark Louis BENDIXEN 247. Norway Rasmus TILLER
1. Netherlands Mathieu van der Poel 2. Netherlands Dylan van Baarle 3. France Valentin Madouas 4. Slovenia Tadej Pogacar 5. Switzerland Stefan Küng 6. Belgium Dylan Teuns 7. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Fred Wright 8. Denmark Mads Pedersen 9. France Christophe Laporte 10. Norway Alexander Kristoff

Results 2022

After winning in 2020 and finishing second in 2021, Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel recorded his second victory in Flanders’ Finest in 2022. For the third year in a row, the Dutchman had company on the way to the finish line for a two-man sprint. After Wout van Aert and Kasper Asgreen, this time he took on Tadej Pogacar. Just as two years before, it was Van der Poel who came out on top. He held off Van Baarle and Madouas who came up from behind. Pogacar had to settle for fourth place. 

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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 around the Tour of Flanders.

The Men Elite team presentation will take place on the Market Square of Bruges. This is what the programme looks like:

  • 8:15: Start of the team presentation
  • 9:35: End of the team presentation
  • 10:00: Start Tour of Flanders Men Elite

These are the Tour of Flanders fan zones:

  • Fan zone Koppenberg (10:00 - 19:00)
  • Fan zone Oude Kwaremont (10:00 - 19:00)
  • Fan zone Paterberg (10:00 - 19:00)
  • Fan zone Finish Oudenaarde (13:00 - 19:00)

These are the 'Dorpen van de Ronde' 2023:

There will be a lot going on in Oudenaarde as well ahead of Tour of Flanders. Find it out here.

On the eve of Flanders’ Finest, Saturday evening 1 April, a full Soulsister will give a concert at 20:00 on the Grote Markt in Bruges. Following Soulsister’s performance, Level SIX will give us their best between 22:00 and 00:00. Admission is free.

© Kramon
© Kramon
Experience the Ronde as a VIP

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