Ride the Koppenberg from your living room: indoor training app promises climbs that unseat even the pros

The iconic Tour of Flanders climbs are part of a new Belgium world from virtual cycling platform MyWhoosh

Koppenberg climb riders stuggling 2023 Tour of Flanders
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Some of the most iconic climbs of the Tour of Flanders are newly available to ride from the comfort of your home, thanks to the launch of a new 'Belgium' world by virtual cycling platform MyWhoosh.

Famous cobbled ascents including the Koppenberg, the Oude Kwaremont and the Muur van Geraardsbergen – all of which feature in the Tour of Flanders Monument – are all part of the platform's first ever European world.

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