Tour of Flanders

Cobbles, hills and 16,000 friends: Riding the Ronde sportive

When it comes to cycling sportives, The Tour of Flanders is the grand classic. Traversing many of the same famous narrow roads and bergs as the WorldTour race, the Belgian sportive has been going on for decades with participation capped at 16,000. Roll Massif’s Ben Delaney jumped into the fray again this year with VeloNews editor Fred Dreier.

Podcast: Sagan talks Tour of Flanders

The three-time world champion Peter Sagan talks about how Tour of Flanders was raced and why his form is still lagging behind.

Gallery: The fabulous Tour of Flanders

Italian fans cheered two of their own to victory Sunday as Marta Bastianelli won the women's Tour of Flanders, and Alberto Bettiol won the men's race.