Devolder wins Flanders 08

Entries are now open for the Tour of Flanders sportive on Saturday April 4, 2009. The full distance 259km route with its 17 brutal cobbled climbs is the exact course tackled by the professional peloton 24 hours later in the Ronde, making for a perfect cycling weekend.

17,000 riders tackled the sportive this year, with a large British contingent making the short trip through the channel tunnel to ride on Saturday and watch the action on Sunday.

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