Post Ronde van Vlaanderen in tweets
April 4th, 2011 by Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
The Ronde van Vlaanderen has been described by Belgium’s as more than a race; it is a sociological phenomenon, a cultural and national event!
On the day of De Ronde, everything comes to a stand still in the Vlaanderen, as millions of Belgians gather on the streetside along route to watch their cycling hero’s pass by up the challenging cobble climbs!
For most professional cyclists, but especially the Belgium’s, this is THE RACE to win! It is one of the biggest classics on the calendar and gets plenty of media coverage and support!
Yesterday, Dutch women and Nederland Bloeit cyclist, Annemiek van Vleuten finished on tops!Here are some post Ronde van Vlaanderen tweets from the women’s peloton:
@sarahduester: 2 km to long…Tour of Flanders but I am happy Annemiek won and Marianne gets 3.
by Sarah Duester, Nederland Bloeit cyclist, she was away in a solo break for much of the race and was caught 2km from the finish!
@mariannevos: Back home from Flanders; great day for #NederlandBloeit! Tough racing by @sarahduester & strong win of @AvVleuten- also leader in World Cup!
by Marianne Vos, Nederland Bloeit cyclist and former world champion. She finished 3rd on the day!
@martinebras: I proved it again! Cobbles can be done without gloves! Now the day after back to reality! It feels weird that RVV is behind. Up to the next!
by Martine Bras, Dolmans Ladies team.
@Bridie_OD: I know impatience is a character flaw, but I can’t wait to be skilled, strong, experienced and racing Flanders on the same day! Please?
by Bridie O’Donnell, Australian cycling for Fasso Bortolo team.
@RochelleGilmore: Lotto Honda’s Ludivine Henrion came close, 50km in a 2 person break to be caught in final 10k. 2min gap with 20km + 2 hills to go!
by Rochelle Gilmore, Lotto Honda Ladies team, describing her team mate Ludivine Henrion’s heroic effort on the day!
@emmaprocyclist: 4th – Shit! Now I have to wait another year
by Emma Johansson, Team Hitec Products.
And last but not least……
@AvVleuten: Nagenieten van een super mooie dag! #rvv #waaaahhhh!!
by Annemiek van Vleuten, Nederland Bloeit cyclist and Ronde van Vlaanderen champion for 2011!
Congrats to all who took part and finished this very tough and beautiful race!