The World Championships Cycling to be celebrated in Flanders
The International Cycling Union (UCI) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Amateur Road World Championships in Flanders. Belgium is also the kingdom of cyclists.
The week will open with a 43.3 km time trial between Knokke-Heist and Bruges and close with the 268.3 km road race between Antwerp and Leuven.
Some big names in cycling will be touring Flanders during these events. With regard to champions, Belgium will field eight riders: Wout van Aert as leader, with Tiesj Benoot, Victor Campenaerts, Tim Declercq, Remco Evenepoel, Yves Lampaert, Jasper Stuyven and Dylan Teuns, and in the time trial van Aert and Evenepoel will be fighting for victory.
For amateurs too, Belgium is the kingdom of cyclists.
Flanders offers the most improbable cycle tracks where you can ride on water or on top of trees. Not to mention the thematic cycling loops and the node points (numbers and markers that enable cyclists to follow a route) that allow endless itineraries.
Wallonia is crossed by international routes such as the Way of Saint James, the Route des Citadelles, 147 km from Maastricht to Givet and the Vennbahn, the old 122 km railway line from Aachen to Troisvierges via St Vith (Luxembourg) and many other routes which combine nature and heritage.
Last but not least, why not take the Promenade Verte (60 km) for a tour of Brussels on two wheels combining city and nature.