Photo Gallery: Tour of Flanders

Take a look inside one of the biggest one day races of the year
102th Edition – Ronde Van Vlaanderen – Tour of Flanders
Crashes are a sure thing in the early parts of Flanders as riders jockey for proper position.
Before the cobble sectors the large peloton stays rather calm and cool.
Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN – Astana Pro Team) rolls away from sign in.
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – BMC) didn’t have the race he was planning on having.
Fans get the closest to their heroes then any other sport.
Oscar Gatto (ITA – Astana Pro Team) navigates his way through the cobbles and smoke.
Not for the faint of heart these riders battle all conditions, primarily the terrain.
Niki Terpstra was on another level as he solo’d he for the victory.
Niki Terpstra (NED – QuickStep – Floors) caught and passed the remaining break away riders to finish by himself.
-Mads Pedersen (DEN – Trek – Segafredo) – Niki Terpstra (NED – QuickStep – Floors) – Philippe Gilbert (BEL – QuickStep – Floors)
Niki Terpstra (NED – QuickStep – Floors) adds Flanders to his Roubaix title now.
Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) tried to get away but was marked many times from the rest of the field.
A cold wet start was just another aspect that the riders had to deal with for Flanders.
Carlos Barbero (ESP – Movistar) shows another way to climb the cobbles.
Jasper Stuyven (BEL – Trek – Segafredo) finished with the favorites but off of the podium.

Photos: Bettini

Photo GalleryTour of Flanders