GCN's Tour Of Flanders Preview Show | Men's & Women's Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2019





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Apr 4, 2019

It's nearly time of one of the most thrilling races of the year, the Ronde van Vlaanderen, AKA the Tour of Flanders! Here's the who's who of riders to watch and the full parcours for both the men's and women's races.

GCN Winter Sale - Up To 50% Off: https://gcn.eu/1lr
Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN
Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/1lq

It’s the first cobbled monument, and my favourite race of the year, the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, known in English as the Tour of Flanders.

We’re back sipping on some tasty and typically strong Belgian beers at the Strawberry Thief in Bristol, but before we get on with talking about the course, the riders and predictions, let us first introduce you to Marty McDonald.

Many of you will have heard and seen Marty on our cyclocross coverage over the winter, as well as a whole host of road races too, but on top of that he has over 15 years experience in talking rubbish about bike races, so he will fit in perfectly around here! Welcome Marty.

Thanks guys. Right, let’s start by looking at the courses. The 103rd edition of the men’s race is ever so slightly longer than it has been for the last couple of years, at 267km’s, but still starts up in Antwerp, as it has done since 2017.

From there, the riders head in a south westerly direction on predominantly flat main roads, which is where we’ll likely see the early breakaway established. Then the first of the day’s difficulties comes 87km’s in - the Lippenhovenstraat, which is quickly followed by the Paddestraat, two flat but tough cobblestones sectors. After them they’ll have 30km’s to organise themselves ahead of the first of the climbs, and in fact the first of three ascents of the Oude Kwaremont.

Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload
Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity

If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍

If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/1lp

Watch more on GCN...
📹 https://gcn.eu/5hardestflanders 5 Cobbled Flanders Climbs!

Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: In And Out Of Love (Tigerblood Jewel Remix) (Instrumental Version) - The Eastern Plain

Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/

About GCN:

The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding!

Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling

Thanks to our sponsors:

Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos
fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles
Wiggle: http://gcn.eu/wiggle
Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit
Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak
Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon
Bell Helmets: https://gcn.eu/bell
Roka Sunglasses: https://gcn.eu/roka
Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq
Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea
Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek
Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision
Zipp Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp
Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness
Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool
Continental Tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental-
Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak-
Komoot Route Planning: https://gcn.eu/-komoot

Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse
The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club
YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT
Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb
Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta
Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus
Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW
GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe
GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe
EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe

Leave us a comment below!


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...