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Enjoy the ultimate Spring Classics experience with Sports Tours International

27 Jan 2022

For an exclusive VIP cycling experience this spring, look no further than Sports Tours International, the market-leading tour operator for dedicated amateur cyclists and pro cycling fans alike

Photo: ASO/Pauline Ballet

Have you ever pictured yourself in the thick of the action on the Oude Kwaremont at the Tour of Flanders, or absorbing the trepid anticipation of impending carnage on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix’s Trouée d’Arenberg?

Perhaps you prefer to be the one competing, going shoulder-to-shoulder with amateurs in the Amstel Gold Race sportive or participating in a spring training camp in Calpe.

Sports Tours International is the market-leading tour operator for dedicated amateur cyclists and pro cycling fans, producing a variety of packages to suit the comprehensive range of interests within cycling.

Possessing over 45 years of experience in organising trips to Europe’s leading events, they are the sure-fire go-to for incredible experiences at professional races, multi-day events and bucket-list sportives.

VIP comfort 

As VIP tour operator of the three Grand Tours in Italy, France and Spain in addition to the five Monuments, Sports Tours International ensure fans can get up close and personal to some of the most iconic races and nail-biting finishes in the sport. 

The Spring Classics help a new road season transpire. Riders emerge at the start of races such as Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège with bright eyes and brighter dreams.

Exclusive VIP packages for such races enable you to ride the route on the Saturday before watching the professionals race along the same roads the very next day. Fancy testing your times against that of Tadej Pogačar or Demi Vollering?

Sports Tours International will take care of all the logistics to ensure a stress-free trip, including sportive entry should you desire, important mechanical support before the race, and food and drinks at the finish.

Even if your legs don’t hurt after the riding, on Sunday the organisation provides coach transfers to watch the professional race and offers further optional hospitality tickets/VIP experiences to book.

After all, part of making cycling such a compelling sport to watch is fans’ proximity to those pushing themselves to the limit.

Options in packages such as the Tour of Flanders 2022 VIP and hospitality allow for enthusiasts to take in the sights in Antwerp where anticipation for the racing action will reach boiling point.

You can then travel to the Oude Kwaremont, witnessing the pain and panache of riders testing themselves and their bikes up the longest climb in Flanders in the thick of the action.

In Sports Tours International’s Paris-Roubaix package, you can experience the Queen of the Classics from VIP start access in Compiegne, access the riders’ signing on area and team warm-up paddocks.

Coach transportation to the famed Roubaix Velodrome precedes a direct view from the grandstand to absorb the building tension as the next Lizzie Deignan or Sonny Colbrelli attacks for victory.

Sportive action

Sports Tours International additionally organises all logistics around sportive races like the We Ride Flanders Cyclo Sportive held on Saturday 2nd April, one day prior to the Tour of Flanders professional event. 

Transport, hotels, bike rental and the sportive entry fee are all included. You can choose from rides of 72, 136, 177 or 217km and try your hand in racing up the same iconic climbs and cobblestones as Annemiek van Vleuten.

Should you wish to venture out towards the daring pavé of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, Sports Tours International provides guaranteed entry in addition to bike rental, airport transfers and hospitality over a three-night stay.

You can also take home a commemorative cobblestone for £25 – just don’t try to lift it if your arms are tired!

Training destinations

Further, Sports Tours International connects cyclists to a plethora of picturesque training destinations.

Join the team for a week in sunny Spain and cycle through Calpe either from 5th to 12th March 2022 or 12th to 19th March. There are three different intensity levels of riding around Alicante to choose from to cater for all fitness levels.

Knowledgeable guides will be on hand on each route, while you’ll also receive a Sports Tours cycling jersey by Castelli and access to all the four-star hotel’s facilities.

Or join Club La Santa – the world’s number one active holiday resort offering 80 free sports – cycling included! Tackle a unique volcanic landscape as an ideal winter training destination to escape the freezing temperatures. You won’t regret it.

From witnessing the unravelling of the 2022 road season in VIP comfort, participating in luxurious training trips around stunning locations and experiencing the thrill of sportive events, market-leader Sports Tours International has you covered.

• What are you waiting for? Click here to find the right VIP Spring Classics package for you, or speak to the specialist Sports Tours International team directly at 0161 703 8161