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2020 Tour of Flanders

2020 Tour of Flanders
2020 UCI World Tour, race 19 of 21
Event poster with previous winners Marta Bastianelli and Alberto Bettiol
Event poster with previous winners Marta Bastianelli and Alberto Bettiol
Race details
Dates18 October 2020[1]
Stages1
Distance243.3 km (151.2 mi)
Winning time5h 43' 22"
Results
  Winner  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) (Alpecin–Fenix)
  Second  Wout Van Aert (BEL) (Team Jumbo–Visma)
  Third  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) (UAE Team Emirates)
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The 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders one-day cycling classic was held on 18 October 2020, as the 20th event of the 2020 UCI World Tour. The race started in Antwerp and finished in Oudenaarde, Belgium, covering a distance of 241 km.[2] Mathieu van der Poel of the Netherlands won the race, just ahead of Belgian Wout van Aert.[3]

The race was originally scheduled on 5 April 2020, serving as the 14th event of the 2020 UCI World Tour, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4] On 17 March 2020 the organisers announced the race would not run on the planned date; on 5 May it was rescheduled for 18 October. The men's event was slightly reduced in distance, because of the unprecedented end-of-season slot and in order to deal with the intense October campaign.[2]

Teams

The teams participating in the race were:[5]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Result

Result[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) Alpecin–Fenix 5h 43' 22"
2  Wout Van Aert (BEL) Team Jumbo–Visma + 0"
3  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) UAE Team Emirates + 8"
4  Anthony Turgis (FRA) Total Direct Énergie + 8"
5  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Elegant–Quick-Step + 8"
6  Dimitri Claeys (BEL) Cofidis + 8"
7  Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 8"
8  Dylan van Baarle (NED) Ineos Grenadiers + 8"
9  John Degenkolb (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 8"
10  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Team Sunweb + 8"

Notes

  1. ^ For this race, Deceuninck–Quick-Step competed with 'Elegant–Quick-Step' jerseys to promote one of Deceuninck's window products.[6]

References

  1. ^ "The UCI unveils the revised 2020 calendars for the UCI WorldTour & UCI Women's WorldTour". UCI. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (13 June 2020). "Flemish Classics reduced in length to help riders race intense October campaign". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Tour of Flanders: World champion Julian Alaphilippe crashes as Mathieu van der Poel wins". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Tour of Flanders will not take place on 5 april | Ronde van Vlaanderen | Flanders Classics". Flanders Classics. 2020-03-17. Archived from the original on 2020-03-17. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Ronde van Vlaanderen 2020 Startlist". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Deceuninck-Quick-Step to race as Elegant-Quick-Step for the Tour of Flanders". VeloNews. Pocket Outdoor Media Inc. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  7. ^ "2020 Tour of Flanders Result". ProCyclingStats. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
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