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Watch: Get excited for the Classics with these highlights from 2016

Cyclist magazine
17 Feb 2017

Feel the excitement well with this highlight roundup from the 2016 Flanders Classics

Flanders Classics, the organising body behind Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Dwaars Door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Brabantse Pijl, has put together some video highlights from the 2016 season. 

From Greg Van Avermaet's Omloop victory to Petr Vakoc's win at Brabantse Pijl, its ten minutes of the kind of imagery that we can't wait to roll around again... and it all kicks off next week with Het Nieuwsblad on the 25th February. 

Most riders are presently honing their form for the opening races of the Classics season with appearances at the Tour of Oman, the Ruta del Sol and the Volta ao Algarve. 

Others have stayed away from the early stage races to continue with specific training.

However important training obviously is, the Classics need a huge amount of tactical know-how and a good volume of luck.

To predict a winner everything has to come right for a rider on the day, as it did for Mat Hayman at the 2016 Paris-Roubaix and for Peter Sagan at the Tour of Flanders. The number of variables on the day are a huge part of the entertainment when it comes to watching the Classics. 

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