Gallery: Two grand champions, one remarkable Tour of Flanders

Few races capture the imagination quite like De Ronde. Here's how the race looked through the lenses of some of the sport's best photographers.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 03.04.2023 Photography by
Kristof Ramon and Jered & Ashley Gruber
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If it’s not the single greatest day of cycling on the calendar then it’s very close. The Ronde van Vlaanderen, one of cycling’s five Monuments, a true icon of the sport, a day where only the toughest can tame the cobbled climbs to have a shot at victory. And with both the men’s and women’s events held concurrently on the narrow, winding roads of Flanders, cycling fans are treated to quite the spectacle.

What follows is a collection of images that tell the story of Sunday’s 2023 Tour of Flanders. We start with the women’s race which turned out to be exactly the SD Worx show of dominance that many expected. That’s followed by the men’s race, where the greatest rider of his generation took victory with another masterclass in aggressive racing.

Thanks to Kristof Ramon and Jered & Ashley Gruber for the wonderful images you’re about to see.

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