The Rise And Fall Of Flander's Best Berg

The Muur: Gone But Not Forgotten

Apr 1, 2021

The Muur van Geraardsbergen is one of pro cycling's most iconic climbs, a cobblestone beast with a chapel at its summit. For decades, the climb played a decisive role in the finale of the Tour of Flanders. But when the race's route was revamped in 2012, the Muur was removed—prompting outrage amongst pro cycling's most ardent fans.

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We ride the Muur ourselves to discover what makes the climb so mythical, and recount the hill's most dramatic moments in the Tour of Flanders.