Spring Classics Guide 2022

Guide to the 2022 Belgian Spring Classics: The key races, Classics and previous winners

Details are subject to change anytime as information from race organisers

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Cobbled Classic  
When: Saturday 26th February 2022  
Where: Gent, Belgium; Ninove, Belgium
Distance: Men’s 204.2km / Women’s 128.4km  
Most wins: Three – Joseph Bruyère, Ernest Sterckx, Peter Van Petegem / Two – Suzanne de Goede, Emma Johansson, Anna van der Breggen  
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 winners: Davide Ballerini / Anna van der Breggen  

 

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 27th February 2022   
Where: Kuurne to [23km west of] Brussels and back to Kuurne
Distance: 195.1km  
Most wins: Three – Tom Boonen  
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2021 winner: Mads Pedersen  

 

Le Samyn

Cobbled Classic  
When: Tuesday 1st March 2022    
Where: Quaregnon to Dour, Belgium
Distance: Men’s 209km / Women’s 99.4km  
Most wins: Three – Johan Capiot / Three – Chantal van den Broek-Blaak  
Le Samyn 2021 winners: Tim Merlier / Lotte Kopecky  

  

Brugge-De Panne

Cobbled Classic  
When: Men's – Wednesday 23th March 2022 / Women's – Thursday 24th March 2022 
Where: Brugge to De Panne, Belgium  
Distance: Men’s 207.9km / Women’s 162.8km  
Brugge-De Panne 2021 winners: Sam Bennett / Grace Brown  

 

E3 Saxo Bank Classic

Cobbled Classic  
When: Friday 25th March 2022  
Where: Harelbeke, Belgium  
Distance: 203.9km  
E3 2021 winner: Kasper Asgreen  
Most wins: Five – Tom Boonen  

 

Gent-Wevelgem

Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 27th March 2022  
Where: Deinze (south of Gent) to Wevelgem
Distance: Men’s 249km / Women’s 159km
Gent-Wevelgem 2021 winners: Wout van Aert / Marianne Vos  
Most wins: Three – Robert Van Eenaeme, Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, Tom Boonen / Two – Kirsten Wild  

 

Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Cobbled Classic  
When: Wednesday 30st March 2022  
Where: Roeselare to Waregem, Belgium  
Distance: Men’s 183.7km / Women’s 122km  
Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2021 winners: Dylan van Baarle / Annemiek van Vleuten  
Most wins: Two each – 12 male riders / Three – Amy Pieters  

 

Tour of Flanders

Monument / Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 3th April 2022  
Where: Antwerp to Oudenaarde, Flanders, Belgium
Distance: Men’s 272.5km / Women’s 158.5km  
Tour of Flanders 2021 winners: Kasper Asgreen / Annemiek van Vleuten  
Most wins: Three – Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara / Two – Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel, Judith Arndt, Annemiek van Vleuten  

  

Scheldeprijs

Cobbled Classic  
When: Wednesday 6th April 2021    
Where: Antwerp, Belgium  
Distance: Men’s 193.8km / Women’s 136.2km 
Scheldeprijs 2021 winners: Jasper Philipsen / Lorena Wiebes  

 

Paris-Roubaix

Monument / Cobbled Classic  
When: Saturday 16th April / Sunday 17th April 2022 Where: (North of) Paris to Roubaix, France  
Distance: Men’s 260km / Women’s 116.4km  
Paris-Roubaix 2021 winners: Sonny Colbrelli / Lizzie Deignan   
Most wins: Four – Roger De Vlaeminck and Tom Boonen  

  

Brabantse Pijl

When: Wednesday 13th April 2022  
Where: Brabant, Belgium  
Distance: Men’s 200km / Women’s 121km 
Brabantse Pijl 2021 winners: Tom Pidcock / Ruth Winder  
Most wins: Four – Edwig Van Hooydonck / Six different winners in six editions of the women's race 

 

Flèche Wallonne

Ardennes Classic  
When: Wednesday 20st April 2022  
Where: Wallonia, Belgium
Distance: Men’s 202.1km / Women’s 133.4km  
Flèche Wallonne 2021 winners: Julian Alaphilippe / Anna van der Breggen
Most wins: Five – Alejandro Valverde / Seven – Anna van der Breggen  

 

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Monument / Ardennes Classic   
When: Sunday 24th April 2022  
Where: Liège to Bastogne and back again, Belgium  
Distance: Men’s 254.7km / Women’s 142.1km  
Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2021 winners: Tadej Pogačar / Demi Vollering  
Most wins: Five – Eddy Merckx / Two – Anna van der Breggen  

  

Il Lombardia (The outsider)

Monument  
When: Saturday 8th October 2022  
Where: Lombardy region, Italy  
Distance: 241km  
Most recent winner: Tadej Pogačar   
Most wins: Five – Fausto Coppi