A set of major one-day races taking place across Northern Europe, the spring Classics are an iconic and historic point in the professional season of the cycling calendar. Unlike the long-form racing of the Grand Tours, the spring Classics are punchy and dramatic, with events unfolding over a matter of mere hours. With a large chunk of these races taking place around spring (hence the name, and with a couple of exceptions), they’re setting the tone for the season ahead.
Below is a full line-up of the races you’ll expect to see and on which dates:
|March 30||Dwars Door Vlaanderen||Men’s 183.7km / Women’s 122km|
|April 3||Tour of Flanders, Belgium||Men’s 272.5km / Women’s 158.5km|
|April 6||Scheldeprijs, Belgium||Men’s 193.8km / Women’s 136.2km|
|April 10||Amstel Gold, the Netherlands||Men’s 263km / Women’s 116.3km|
|April 13||Brabantse Pijl, Belgium||Men’s 200km / Women’s 121km|
|April 16||Paris – Roubaix, France||Men’s 260km|
|April 17||Paris – Roubaix, France||Women’s 116.4km|
|April 20||Flèche Wallonne, Belgium||Men’s 202.1km / Women’s 133.4km|
|April 24||Liège – Bastogne – Liège, Belgium||Men’s 254.7km / Women’s 142.1km|
|May 15||Tro-Bro Lèon, France||Men’s 209km|
We hope that gives you some insight into what’s to come this year! There’s plenty to be looking out for.