On Sunday 7 April 2019, the 103rd Tour of Flanders will kick off again in Antwerp, for the third consecutive year. The race starts at 10:30 a.m., and the riders must cover a 267-km route, crossing the finish line in Oudenaarde’s Minderbroedersstraat for the 8th year running.
Niki Terpstra has crowned himself as the new Tour of Flanders king. The Dutchman attacked at 26 km from the finish line and completed his phenomenal solo in Oudenaarde. Terpstra succeeds Philippe Gilbert, who completed the party at Quick-Step Floors with a 3rd place. The young Mads Pedersen was able to stay before the favorites and made a fantastic debut in "Flanders' Finest" with a 2nd place.
It was a heavy, but memorable edition of the Tour of Flanders. With Niki Terpstra "Flanders' most beautiful" got a deserved winner, and he shone after his fantastic effort. The Dutchman kept his tradition and commented with a song text in the interview afterwards.
Flanders Classics, organizer of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, and the city of Oudenaarde have come to an aggreement to extend their cooperation with 6 years. Till at least 2023, Oudenaarde will remain the place where the winner of “Flanders Finest” is crowned.