When you think Flanders Classics, you think the traditional spring classics in Flanders. Since 2010, this Belgian company has organised the prestigious and well-known Tour of Flanders as well as Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the opening race of the spring season. Flanders Classics is also involved in the organisation of four other renowned Flemish springtime races: Dwars door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs and De Brabantse Pijl.
The mission of Flanders Classics is to secure the position of the Flemish spring classic on the international cycling calendar and to increase the prestige of Flemish cycling in Belgium and abroad. Through innovating year after year, Flanders Classics wants to make its mark on both men’s and women’s cycling, from elite to youth.
Flanders Classics now organises six WorldTour races, including Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Gent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of Flanders for Elite Men, and Gent-Wevelgem and ‘De Ronde’ for Elite Women.
Besides road racing, cyclo-cross has a rich history in Flanders as well. Since 2018, Flanders Classics brings the history of both disciplines together. From now on, the Superprestige cyclo-cross sails under the same flag as the Tour of Flanders. From the 2020-2021 season onwards, Flanders Classics will also be responsible for the organisation of the World Cup cyclo-cross. This way, cyclo-cross and the road season will seamlessly merge into one another.