Photo gallery: The faces of Flanders

by Matt de Neef

For road cycling fans, it’s one of the most special days of the year: the Tour of Flanders. Held this past Sunday in the west of Belgium, the 2019 edition of De Ronde turned out some terrific racing and two great winners: Marta Bastianelli (Virtu), the 2007 world champion who continues her red-hot start to the year, and Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First), in what was his first-ever win as a professional. And what a win to start with.

The gallery below shows the sheer difficulty and raw emotion of the Tour of Flanders, with photos from Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber, JoJo Harper and Cor Vos.

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