• THE FIRST RONDE: 37 Flandriens cycled the first hellish journey of 324 km, which was won by Paul Deman.
  • 6KG OF SPAGHETTI: The amount of calories consumed by a typical rider corresponds to 18 pasta portions. He can also lose 5 to 6 litres of fluid in sweat.
  • 1 OF THE 5 CYCLING MONUMENTS: The Tour (of Flanders) with Milan-San-Remo, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastonge-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy
  • THE YOUNGEST WINNER: Rik van Steenbergen, rode The Tour in 1944 at the age of 19.
  • THE OLDEST WINNER: Andrei Tchmil won in 2000 when he was 37 years old.
  • 26.22 KM/H: The slowest Tour of Flanders was held in 1926
  • 43.58 KM/H: The fastest Tour of Flanders was held in 2001

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