Flanders favourites: Which editions of De Ronde really inspired the pros?

Former and current pros discuss which editions of the Tour of Flanders began their love affair with the race

Alessandro Ballan leads an escape in the 2012 Tour of Flanders.

(Image credit: Watson)

The Tour of Flanders is going for over 100 years now, but some editions stand out above the others. Cycling experts weigh in their favourites victories in the Belgian one-day race.

The race morphed through the years from one around Ghent to a Flanders festival with global followers. In 2012, the organiser moved the finish from Ninove to Oudenaarde. No longer did the Muur and Bosberg decide the race, but the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg. Regardless of the parcours, the stars shined.

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