The Tour of Flanders 2021 is here – this is how you can watch the iconic cobbled Monument where you are.
This year the Tour of Flanders returns to its regular slot in the calendar, after being shifted to the end of the season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking place on Sunday (April 4), this year features both a women’s edition and a men’s race, with some of the biggest stars in the sport competing.
Amongst those lining up this year in the women’s race are world champion Anna van der Breggen, reigning Flanders champion Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx), Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), and Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo).
In the men’s edition, we could see a thrilling repeat of last year’s three-way battle between Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step).
Both Van der Poel and Van Aert have taken major Classics wins already this season, with Van der Poel claiming Strade Bianche while Wout van Aert took Ghent-Wevelgem last week.
But alongside the usual suspects, there are a number of strong riders capable of securing a major victory, including the Ag2r-Citroën pairing of Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen, and Milan-San Remo winner Jasper Stuyven.