On Sunday 7 April, all eyes will be on the ‘real’ Tour of Flanders. Experience the start of Flanders' Finest from the front row and soak up the authentic Tour atmosphere in the Fan Village. Got an hour to spare? Wander down the shopping streets, because the shops are open this Sunday.
Want to see your heroes close up? Make sure you're on the Grote Markt at 8.30am. During the show, you’ll get to know the cyclists competing. The show will be presented by Stijn Vlaeminck and Linde Merckpoel from Studio Brussel. It’s also the ideal location to get an autograph or a selfie with your favourite cyclist. At 10.30am, you'll hear the legendary phrase ‘Heeren vertrekt’ as the starting pistol sounds.
Don't want to miss a single moment of the race? In the official Fan Village of the Tour of Flanders, you can watch the race live on a big screen. You can also shop for trendy cycling clothing and accessories and visit the healthy food and drink stands. Entry is free!
Antwerp is the number one shopping city in Flanders. And it just so happens that the shops are open on the Sunday of the Tour. On Saturday and Sunday, you can shop for beautiful clothes, homeware, antiques, delicacies and vintage items. Combine your visit with a delicious meal, a visit to a museum, a walk through the city and a drink in a café for the perfect Tour weekend.
9am: presentation of cyclists, Grote Markt
10.30am: start of the Tour of Flanders, Scheldt quays at Het Steen
10am - 6pm: Fan Village open, Groenplaats
Afternoon: shops open in the city centre
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