Tour of Flanders by the numbers
The women’s peloton celebrates the 20th edition of the Belgian classic this weekend
The Tour of Flanders, or de Ronde van Vlaanderen as it's known in Flemish, is one of the most iconic races on the calendar. With famous climbs like the Oude Kwaremont, five cobbled sections, and passionate Belgian fans lining the route, you can be sure that everyone on the start line has dreamed about winning here.
When the peloton lines up this Sunday afternoon in the shadow of Oudenaarde’s celebrated town hall, it will mark two decades of the elite women’s race. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable numbers over the years.
20,000 - prize purse, in euros, for the winner of the race
2018 - the first year the women’s race was broadcast live on TV
2004 - the first edition of the women’s race
158 - length of this year’s route in kilometers
94 - length of the race’s first edition in kilometers
68 - the largest winning margin in seconds
20 - the number of years the women’s peloton has taken on Flanders
16 - the number of women have won the Tour of Flanders
13 - the number of climbs in the 2023 edition
9 - the best finish by Lauren Stephens in her four Flanders starts
6 - the number of our riders who are primed and ready to take on de Ronde this Sunday
We’ll have Zoe Bäckstedt, Letizia Borghesi, Clara Honsinger, Alison Jackson, Sara Poidevin, and Lauren Stephens racing. Whether it’s your first time watching or your 20th, the Tour of Flanders always delivers.
How to watch: FloBikes, GCN+, Eurosport, and Sporza will carry the live broadcast.