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Tag along with the pros at the Tour of Flanders - via Zwift

Philippe Gilbert going away on the Paterberg at the 2017 Tour of Flanders
Joseph Delves
3 Apr 2020

Multiple opportunities to stalk the stars via Zwift this weekend

This Sunday should have been the pinnacle of the best week in cycling. But with real-world racing suspended and the Tour of Flanders postponed, many riders are looking for an excuse to tire themselves out.

Chasing some past and current stars of the Classics circuit around Zwift could present as good an alternative as you’re going to find while stuck indoors and several big names are logging-in to get some exercise.

Hotly tipped as a potential winner for this year’s race, Mathieu van der Poel and his Alpecin-Fenix teammates will be holding an exhibition race amongst themselves, which you can watch live on Zwift’s YouTube channel at 10:00 BST on Sunday 5th April.

If you’d rather ride than spectate, previous Tour of Flanders winners Annemiek van Vleuten and Philippe Gilbert will be leading interactive fan rides.

Giving you the chance to quiz them about their race-winning strategies, they’ll be joined by current men’s road race World Champion Mads Pedersen and previous Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo winner John Degenkolb, who’ll also be hosting social rides.

Sign in for the lot and you’ll have spent an equal amount of time pedalling as you would have stuck to the sofa watching Eurosport under normal conditions.

Zwift rides during Ronde van Vlaanderen this Sunday

Ronde van Zwift - Broadcast with Mathieu van der Poel and Alpecin-Fenix

Sunday at 10:00 BST

Watch the race unfold as team Alpecin-Fenix battle against each other to see who has the strength to win the Ronde title. The race includes a total of six climbs. Will Mathieu van der Poel attack early or save his legs for the final lap? Whatever plan the team has, expect an exciting finish. You can watch the race live on Zwift’s YouTube channel.

Trek Segafredo x Saris Ride with Mads Pedersen

Sunday at 16:00 BST

Join the Road Race World Champion for a social group ride around the Watopia Waistband. More information here

Philippe Gilbert - Tour of Flanders - Lotto Soudal Group Ride

Sunday at 17:00 BST

Join 2017 Tour of Flanders champion Philippe Gilbert and his Lotto-Soudal teammates for a ride on the day of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. More information here

Annemiek van Vleuten - Mitchelton-Scott Flanders Special

Sunday at 18:00 BST

Tour of Flanders women’s champion back in 2011, Annemiek van Vleuten will lead a social group ride where she will answer questions and chat about her experience. More information here