By the numbers: Just how hard is the Tour of Flanders?

Apr 07, 2017



The Tour of Flanders is regarded as one of the hardest one-day races in the world; a 260km slog over steep cobbled climbs and narrow farm roads in northern Belgium, and a race that only the very strongest riders can win. Philippe Gilbert (QuickStep Floors) was the winner of Sunday’s 2017 edition courtesy of a thrilling 55km solo move that few, including Gilbert himself, expected to succeed.


But just how hard is the Tour of Flanders? What does it take to finish ‘De Ronde’, and to finish with a respectable result? Former pro and Dig Deep Coaching co-founder Stephen Gallagher has analysed the power data of riders in the race to answer those very questions.


To read the Full article and analysis go to CyclingTips webpage HERE





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