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A Short Guide to the Spring Classics

By Charlotte Murray

With daffodils in bloom and the sun getting warmer, spring is definitely in the air. But there’s one other indicator that the seasons are changing and that’s that the spring Classics are in full swing! These all-or-nought style races are nothing short of entertaining.

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.

Tirreno Adriatico
The 2022 Tirreno Adriatico. © Profimedia

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.