The 2021 Tour of Flanders will see Mathieu van der Poel defending his 2020 title. Competing for Alpecin-Fenix, he will be racing for his second Monument victory at De Ronde van Vlaanderen. Follow along for all of his coverage from the spring classic on April 4, 2021.
After Gent-Wevelgem, Wout Van Aert Is Primed For The Tour Of Flanders | Ian & Friends
Mar 31, 2021
Michael and Gregor recap the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem and look ahead to this Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
Wout Van Aert won Gent-Wevelgem, but he did not have to deal with the likes of Mathieu Van Der Poel. It will be a different story this weekend at the biggest Flemish classic of the year, the might Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Van Aert enters as a favorite, but 2020 breakaway companions Van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe will pose serious challenges to the Jumbo Visma team.
Canadian Alison Jackson will hope for redemption after her ditch crash last weekend, while Americans Lauren Stephens and Kristen Faulkner racing for TIBCO-SVB might also upset the European favorites.
Annemiek Van Vleuten won her first and only edition of the Tour of Flanders a decade ago in 2011. She will be a favorite, but Dutch Rival Anna Van Der Breggen has been showing more dominant form thus far.