Nuyens Flies at Flanders

Tour of Flander 2011 Nick Nuyens riding for Saxo Bank-SunGard, since Fabian Cancellara left the team for rivals Trek-Leopard, has won this year’s edition of the Tour of Flanders with a thrilling three way sprint finish that saw Sylvain Chavanel of Quick Step in second and the pre-race Flander’s favourite and defending champion Cancellara third. Nuyens’ home turf victory also made him the first man to twice win both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in the same season, making it a double blow for Cancellara who was chasing the same dream… Nuyens tackled the 256k course with its rolling hills and notorious cobblestoned sections in 6:01:20. Team RadioShack’s Sébastien Rosseler who won the Three Days De Panne event last Thursday (always something of a prelude to Flanders) was a regrettable DNF on the day.


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Tour of Flanders Sportive 2011 – April 2

Here’s your chance to ride like the pros just a day before some of the world’s greatest cyclists lake to the roads. The Tour of Flanders (De Ronde van Vlaanderen) is one of the biggest and most spectacular sportive in Belgium and your chance to pit yourself and your bike against a choice of three distances: 70km, 140km or the full race distance from Brugge to Meerbeke of 260km (go on, you know you want to…) For MTB fans there are a choice of four distances: 25, 50, 75 and 100km.


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