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How to watch and live stream the 2022 Tour of Flanders

Robyn Davidson
30 Mar 2022

A guide on how to watch the 2022 Tour of Flanders on Sunday 3rd April

The second Monument of the 2022 season takes place on Sunday 3rd April with the men’s and women’s Tour of Flanders.

Winding its way through the Flemish Ardennes of Belgium, this Cobbled Classic is once again in its usual April slot. Remember when the 2020 edition was held in October due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis?

The men’s race will be 272.5km long – an additional 20km from the previous year – and riders will tackle the usual suspects from this race in the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg.

It’s likely that the majority of eyes will be on Tadej Pogačar. Aside from his pedigree as double Tour de France winner, the Slovenian is in fantastic form, as we saw in his 50km solo breakaway victory at Strade Bianche.

Defending champion Kasper Asgreen recently placed third at said windy and wild Strade Bianche. QuickStep Alpha Vinyl teammate and World Champion Julian Alaphilippe recently pulled out of Milan-San Remo with bronchitis, so his participation for this next Monument is uncertain.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) recently demonstrated his strong form at Paris-Nice, winning the time-trial stage and helping Primož Roglič to overall victory but is unlikely to participate due to illness.

The women’s peloton will race 158km, again longer than 2021, with the official route announcement still to come. The final 45km will match the men’s route.

But excitingly, in 2022 the women will scale the legendary 22% slopes of the Koppenberg for the first time in their race’s history.

When we’re talking favourites, of course last year’s champion Annemiek van Vleuten is a name to be highlighted and underlined at least three times.

But the Movistar rider will face stiff competition from the likes of Lotte Kopecky, who was able to defeat Van Vleuten at Strade Bianche.

Her ever-strong SD Worx team also boasts Marianne Vos and Demi Vollering, who recently finished second at Omloop to... none other than Van Vleuten.

How to watch Tour of Flanders 2022

‘De Ronde’ takes place on Sunday 3rd April so be sure not to miss the live action. As usual, it should be legendary.

Eurosport will be providing extensive live coverage of the men’s and women’s races both on live television and via GCN+.

On GCN+, coverage starts from 09:00 BST for the men’s race until 15:30 BST. Yes, hello that one extra hour of daylight.

The women’s race will be shown from 15:30 BST to 17:30 BST, finishing after the men’s race.

GCN+ costs £39.99 annually or £6.99 a month here and is ad-free, gives commentary choices and provides cycling-based documentaries to watch.

Eurosport will come as standard with many digital television packages such as Sky and Virgin Media. For the Eurosport Player, you can sign up for a subscription that is either £39.99 per year or £6.99 per month here.

If you’re unable to watch via a streaming service, there’s always the delights of social media too.

Tour of Flanders 2022: TV guide

Men’s race

Eurosport Player and GCN+: Sunday 3rd April, 09:00-15:30 BST. 
Eurosport 1, Sunday 3rd April, 11:00-16:45.

Women’s race

Eurosport Player and GCN+: Sunday 3rd April, 15:30-17:30 BST.
Eurosport 1, Sunday 3rd April, 16:45-18:00 BST.

Main image credits: Photo Gomez Sport vis Movistar Team