Tour of Flanders/Ronde van Vlaanderen 2021 Thread (Race Spoilers)

Starting a thread because I’m too excited for the start of the race! Who is your favorite to win? There’s a truly star-studded line up this year for both the men and women races.

Mens Leaders

  • Mathieu van der Poel
  • Julian Alaphilippe
  • Greg van Avermaet
  • Wout van Aert
  • John Degenkolb
  • Jasper Stuyven
  • Peter Sagan
  • Alberto Bettiol
  • Sep Vanmarcke
  • Tiesj Benoot
  • Michael Matthews
  • Kristoff Alexander
  • Victor Campenaerts
  • Yevgeniy Fedorov
  • Christophe Laporte
  • Sonny Colbrelli
  • Stefan Kung
  • Tom PIdcock
  • Aime de Gendt
  • Bryan Coquard
  • Timothy Dupont
  • Cedric Beullens
  • Warren Barguil
  • Niki Terpstra

Womens Leaders

  • Chantal van den Broek-Blaak
  • Marta Bastianelli
  • Katya Niewiadoma
  • Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
  • Lotte Kopecky
  • Annemiek van Vleuten
  • Grace Brown
  • Flootje Mackaij
  • Ellen van Dijk
  • Marianne Vos
  • Lisa Brennauer
  • Jesse Vandenbulcke
  • Mishe Bredewold
  • Lauren Stephens
  • Elisa Balsamo
  • Yara Kastelijn
  • Justine Ghekiere
  • Victoire Berteau
  • Marijke de Smedt
  • Olivija Baleisyte
  • Dani Christmas
  • Caroline Andersson
  • Arlenis Sierra
  • Vita Heine

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I’m really looking forward to this race.
I’m leaning towards getting up at 4am to catch the last few hours live. Might as well watch while on the trainer if I’m up that early :slight_smile:

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I’m also fizzing for this one. It’s a real bugger not watching live, I won’t be able to come online tomorrow until I can watch it later in the day (won’t make that mistake again :man_facepalming:).

I really want it to be MVdP, but I struggle to see him having the legs to tear it apart.

I hope it gets shredded early so we can see some really hard riding and less watching each other :crossed_fingers:.

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It will be interesting to see what Quinn Simmons can do. He was doing well in Strade Bianche until he flatted then crashed.

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I’m gonna watch the whole thing start to finish… It’s gonna be a long day lol.

My cheeky sidebet would be Elisa Longo Borghini. She is in superb form atm. But it’s hard to look past the SDworx squad. Their line up is just too damn good, but in case they mess up, my money would be on Longo Borghini (I think van Vleuten is probably too marked to be able to do anything)

For the men’s side… well kind of hard not to bet on one of the three top favourites. Although there have been surprises in the past at this race. I hope Oliver Naesen is gonna have a good race.


That’s right, Longo Borghini is definitely one of the favourites!

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You would think that a person with my username would say MvdP or van Aert but I really hope Sagan will stand up again today

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Asgreen will win


Spoilers start here

Poor Niki Schar. Couldn’t catch a damn break, and then gets a penalty for throwing a bottle to the feet of some spectators. What a terrible discretionary call by the jury.


Jeez did anyone see that canyon bike snapped in half?

Looks like we’re in for a good finish with these final 3. And it would be rude not to have something to accompany the last few minutes…cheers!


This is tense!!!

Well predicted!!!


Good call lol. Holy shit


When vd Poel blows up, he blows up very spectaculary

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WHAT? ! Holy hell!! What a finish.


Big power, big bang!


I’m delighted to say that I was wrong. Van Vleuten is just too stronk.


Any Quick Step punctures? Didn’t see the race but wondered how they got on with clinchers.

Didn’t catch the race but curious what this was about…