Spring Classics Guide 2021

Guide to the 2021 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 27th February 2021  
Where: Gent, Belgium  
Distance: Men's – 200km / Women's – 130km  
Most recent winners: Jasper Stuyven / Annemiek van Vleuten  
Most wins: Three – Joseph Bruyère, Ernest Sterckx, Peter Van Petegem / Two – Suzanne de Goede, Emma Johansson  

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 28th February 2021    
Where: Kuurne to (23km west of) Brussels and back to Kuurne
Distance: 200km  
Most recent winner: Kasper Asgreen   
Most wins: Three – Tom Boonen   

Le Samyn

Cobbled Classic  
When: Tuesday 2nd March 2021    
Where: Quaregnon to Dour, Belgium
Distance: Men's – 205.4km / Women's – 92.5km  
Most recent winner: Hugo Hofstetter / Chantal van den Broek-Blaak   
Most wins: Three – Johan Capiot / Three – Chantal van den Broek-Blaak  

Strade Bianche (Italy)

When: Saturday 6th March 2021  
Where: Tuscany, Italy  
Distance: Men's – 176km / Women's – 103km. Both men's and women's include 50km+ of unpaved white roads  
Most recent winners: Wout van Aert / Annemiek van Vleuten  
Most wins: Three – Fabian Cancellara / Two – Annemiek van Vleuten  

Milan-San Remo (Italy)

Monument   
When: Saturday 20th March 2021  
Where: Milan to San Remo, Italy  
Distance: 295km  
Most recent winner: Wout van Aert  
Most wins: Seven – Eddy Merckx

E3 Saxo Bank Classic

Cobbled Classic  
When: Friday 26th March 2021  
Where: Harelbeke, Belgium  
Distance: 200km  
Most recent winner: Zdenek Stybar (2019)  
Most wins: Five – Tom Boonen  

Gent-Wevelgem

Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 28th March 2021  
Where: Deinze (south of Gent) to Wevelgem
Distance: Men's - 240km / Women's - 115km
Most recent winner: Mads Pedersen / Jolien D'Hoore  
Most wins: Three each – Robert Van Eenaeme, Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, Tom Boonen / Two – Kirsten Wild  

Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Cobbled Classic  
When: Wednesday 31st March 2021  
Where: Roeselare to Waregem, Belgium  
Distance: 200km  
Most recent winner: Mathieu van der Poel (2019)  /  Ellen van Dijk (2019)  
Most wins: Two each – 12 male riders / Three – Amy Pieters  

Tour of Flanders

Monument / Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 4th April 2021  
Where: Antwerp to Oudenaarde, Flanders, Belgium
Distance: 260km / 135km  
Most recent winner: Mathieu van der Poel / Chantal van den Broek-Blaak  
Most wins: Three each – Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara / Tow each – Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel, Judith Arndt  

Scheldeprijs

Cobbled Classic  
When: Wednesday 7th April 2021    
Where: Antwerp, Belgium  
Distance: 155km 
Most recent winner: Caleb Ewan  
Most wins: Four – Marcel Kittel  

Paris-Roubaix (CANCELLED)

Monument / Cobbled Classic  
When: Sunday 11th April 2021  
Where: (North of) Paris to Roubaix, France
Distance: 260km
Most recent winner: Philippe Gilbert (2019)  
Most wins: Four each – Roger De Vlaeminck and Tom Boonen

Brabantse Pijl

When: Wednesday 14th April  
Where: Brabant, Belgium  
Distance: 205.3km  
Most recent winner: Mathieu van der Poel  
Most wins: Four – Edwig Van Hooydonck  

Amstel Gold

Ardennes Classic  
When: Sunday 18th April 2021  
Where: Limburg, the Netherlands
Distance: 250km
Most recent winner: Mathieu van der Poel (2019) / Katarzyna Niewiadoma (2019)  
Most wins: Five – Jan Raas

Flèche Wallonne

Ardennes Classic  
When: Wednesday 21st April 2021  
Where: Wallonia, Belgium
Distance: Men's – 199.5km / Women's – 188.5km  
Most recent winner: Marc Hirshi / Anna van der Breggen
Most wins: Five – Alejandro Valverde / Six – Anna van der Breggen  

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Monument / Ardennes Classic   
When: Sunday 25th April 2021  
Where: Liege to Bastogne and back again, Belgium  
Distance: Men's – 260km / Women's – 135km  
Most recent winner: Primoz Roglic / Lizzie Deignan  
Most wins: Five – Eddy Merckx / Two – Anna van der Breggen  

Tro-Bro Leon

When: Sunday 16th May  
Where: Brittany, France  
Distance: Includes 30km of cobbles, gravel and unmade roads  
Most recent winner: Andrea Vendrame (2019)  
Most wins: Three – Philippe Dalibard  

 

The outsider (but worth a mention):

Il Lombardia

Monument  
When: Saturday 9th October 2021  
Where: Lombardy region, Italy  
Distance: 255km  
Most recent winner: Jakon Fuglsang  
Most wins: Five – Fausto Coppi