Reflections From The Cobbled Classics

by CyclingTips


The Cobbled Classics sit between the Semi-Classics and the Ardenne Classics in the professional cycling calendar. They’re held in Northern Belgium and feature gruelling cobbled sections of road which create the decisive elements in these races. Here’s a look back at some of the moments of the 2012 Cobbled Classics just past in photographs…

The two Cobbled Classics are the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and Paris–Roubaix (both Monuments) with Scheldeprijs held on the Wednesday in-between. The riders of Flanders and Roubaix will typically race in Scheldeprijs to keep sharp, but it’s a Classic with only seven relatively minor cobble sections and the sprinters get a chance to take the glory. Here’s a look back at Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Roubaix with photographs from Belgian photographer Kristof Ramon…

See the Semi-Classics photo-set here. Ardennes coming soon…

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