The Tour of Flanders takes place in the Flanders region of Belgium each year. The Tour of Flanders is to Belgium, like if the Super bowl, World Series, and March Madness were all crammed into a single one day event. The schloogs go nuts for this race. Though the route changes from year to year, it is always at least 250km (160 miles long) and is known for its short, but very steep cobbled climbs. It puts a huge toll on the riders’ bodies and is emotionally just as difficult as it is physically and the weather usually sucks.
On the day before the pro race Joe public can ride the entire 255 km of the course. That is what Team Redlands rider Scott Manning will be doing this Saturday. He will be riding the entire course from Brugge to Meerbeke as the pros will do the day after.
Good Luck to Scott this weekend, he has promised to bring us all back some cobbles and Belgium mud.