The Tour of Flanders, the great event this week in cycling

The dispute of 'Through Flanders' and 'De Ronde' are the great events in a week in which several figures from the peloton will meet at the GP Miguel Indurain.


The prominence of the cobblestones comes to the cycling calendar. This week, Flanders' pavés becomes the global focus of cycling with the Tour of Flanders, the second of the five monuments on the calendar. However, not only the cobblestones will take center stage this week, as several figures from the peloton will meet at the always demanding Miguel Indurain Grand Prix. Below we review the most outstanding races of this week in cycling.

Through Flanders (March 31)

The Belgian classic has gradually made a dent in the cycling calendar and becomes even more important as it is the last test for many riders before the Tour of Flanders. Mathieu Van der Poel, Julian Alaphilippe, Yves Lampaert, Kasper Asgreen, Alexander Kristoff, Matteo Trentin, Michael Matthews, Arnaud Démare, Tom Pidcock and Iván García Cortina will be some of the cyclists to watch.Miguel Indurain Grand Prix (April 3)

One of the great one-day races in Spain presents a demanding route of about 200 kilometers in Estella with the ascents to the ports of Guirguillano, Lezaun and the double pass through Alto de Eraul, the last one less than 10 kilometers from the finish line. Riders of the stature of Richard Carapaz, Alejandro Valverde, Alexey Lutsenko, Ion Izagirre, Pello Bilbao and Jesús Herrada will be some of the cyclists to follow in the fight for victory.Tour of Flanders (4 April)

It is one of the big events every year on the calendar. 'De Ronde', the great event on the cobblestones in Flanders, will make the great classics of the peloton suffer for the demanding heights and cobbled sections of Flanders such as Bosberg, Taaienberg, Oude Kwaremont or the extremely tough Paterberg, who could select the race before arrival in Oudenaarde. The current champion Mathieu Van der Poel, Wout Van Aert, Julian Alaphilippe, Yves Lampaert, Michael Matthews, Oliver Naesen, Greg Van Avermaet, Peter Sagan, Tom Pidcock, Alberto Bettiol and Iván García Cortina will be some of the cyclists to follow in the second cycling season monument

Other races

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72º Piva Trophy (April 4)

La Roue Tourangelle Center Val de Lorie. Trophée Harmonie Mutuelle (April 4)

International Rodas GP Powered by Mitsis Hotels (4 April)


Indian National Championships (March 27-31)

Belarusian National Championships (1-4 April)


Volcat BTT (April 1-4)

Verona MTB International (April 3)

National Championships of Greece (April 3)

Abierto Argentino XCO (April 4)

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