Now, let’s be up front about this – we can’t watch it live, there’s no streaming of this one, and unlike the first two rounds, the Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe and the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, we won’t get the hour-long video afterwards. But all isn’t lost! There will be some great ways to follow the race as it happens, and video to watch out for later.
The race starts on Sunday 5th April at 11:00 Euro CET (10am GMT; 7pm Aussie AEST; 5am USA EDT) and is predicted to finish between 14:42 and 15:07 CET. First, check out the Ronde van Vlaanderen website, where they’ve got all the course information, and they link to a live ticker from Nieuwsblad.be, which is likely to be mostly men, but may have some women’s updates.
Then, of course, twitter. Here’s the Ronde van Vlaanderen account, and as always I’ve updated my live racing twitter list so we can get as many live updates as possible. Sporza usually put highlights of the women’s race after the men’s race finishes, and as they’re the host broadcaster, we might see that on other channels too. They’ll have video highlights after the race, and the UCI will have a short clip on Monday and a 26 min clip on Wednesday on their youtube.
For more information, check out the previews from Podium Café, Velofocus, Velorooms and Ciclismofem. And to get an idea of what teams are feeling right now, there are recon photos from Lotto-Soudal and a video from Wiggle Honda: