Tour of Flanders organiser hopes local hero can make history in 100th edition

The final 150km of the 100th edition of a Tour of Flanders will be virtually the same as the 2015 edition, with race organisers claiming the route makes it hard for riders to control the race

Niki Terpstra and Alexander Kristoff in the 2015 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Organisers of the Tour of Flanders have stuck with much of the tried and tested route of the previous five editions as the historic race celebrates its 100th edition in 2016.

The monstrous 255km route will see riders tackle a very similar final 150km to this year's, in which Katusha's Alexander Kristoff beat out Niki Terpstra in Oudenaarde.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.