The ultimate Monument of the 2020 season takes place on Sunday 18th October with the lads’s and girls’s Tour of Flanders.
Happening within the Flemish Ardennes of Belgium, this Cobbled Traditional was pushed again from its authentic date in April because of the ongoing Covid-19 disaster to what would be the newest within the yr Flanders has ever taken place.
Moreover, will probably be the ultimate Monument of the yr as a consequence of the truth that the lads’s and inaugural girls’s Paris-Roubaix throughout the border in France, set to happen on Sunday twenty fifth October, have been just lately cancelled as a consequence of native lockdown restrictions.
With no Roubaix and the already truncated Classics programme for the peloton, the significance of Flanders has by no means been so obvious. The world’s finest one-day riders might be on the beginning line, figuring out that with it doubtlessly being their last race of the season, they really want to offer it all the things they have.
The boys’s race might be 267km lengthy and deal with 17 ‘hellingen’ together with the ultimate duo of the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg.
All eyes might be on cyclocross duo Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) who enter the race as clear favourites with the bookmakers. Each are on steller kind and promise to affect the race with assaults all through the day.
World Champion Julian Alaphilippe might be making his race debut for Deceuninck-QuickStep whereas the person he took rainbow from, Mads Pedersen of Trek-Segafredo, is wanting good for a giant consequence after just lately successful Gent-Wevelgem. Defending champion Alberto Bettiol (Schooling First) has additionally been displaying strong kind.
This yr’s girls’s race will whole 157km, climbing 10 ‘hellingen’, once more ending with the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg duo.
Britain’s personal Lizzie Deignan of Trek-Segafredo is on flying kind with latest wins at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, GP Plouay and La Course and might be favorite.
She may have robust competitors from World Champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans), Mitchelton-Scott trio Annemiek van Vleuten, Gracie Brown and Amanda Spratt and Demi Vollering of Parkhotel-Valkenburg.
Methods to watch Tour of Flanders 2020
The ultimate Monument of the season takes place on Sunday 18th October so make sure to not miss the dwell motion, it guarantees to be epic.
Eurosport might be offering intensive dwell protection of the lads’s and girls’s race nonetheless solely on its Participant App and through the GCN Race move.
Due to the continuing Giro d’Italia, it seems that tv protection of this yr’s Flanders might be restricted to only over an hour of the lads’s race and no dwell protection of the ladies’s race.
If you happen to’re content material with the restricted racing being broadcast on-air, Eurosport will come as customary with many digital tv packages comparable to Sky and Virgin Media.
For the Eurosport Participant, and due to this fact entry to uninterrupted protection of your complete race, you may join a subscription that’s both £39.99 per yr of £6.99 per thirty days right here.
Alternatively, you may pay for the GCN Race Move which additionally prices £39.99 however can also be being supplied at an early chook value of £19.99 right here.
You’ll be able to solely watch through the GCN Race Move on-line nevertheless it’s ad-free, provides selections of commentary and there might be assured protection of the ladies’s race too.
Lastly, if don’t need to fund both GCN or Eurosport as a consequence of deep-rooted morals, you may simply hold abreast of the day’s racing through social media.
Tour of Flanders 2020: TV information
Sunday 18th October
Eurosport 1, 1545-1700, dwell protection
Eurosport 1, 1700-1800, highlights
Eurosport 2, 2130-2300, highlights