There are still five days to go until the Tour of Flanders, but one fan is already camping out to secure his spot

Guaranteed a good spot

The breakaway at the 2016 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

If you think you're a committed cycling fan, then we've got bad news for you, as you're simply never going to be able to compete with the dedication of one Belgian fan who is already camping out on the route of the Tour of Flanders with five days still to go until the big day.

Patrick Debondt (who we're going to assume is retired, self-employed, or has a very understanding employer) has already parked his campervan at the bottom of the Paterberg in order to secure the best spot for the big day on Sunday, as well as to make sure his van does not sink into the mud.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.