Enjoy a sumptuous Belgian classic with a Melbourne twist at Brasserie Franco-Belge in Hawtorn East and hang around to watch the 103rd edition of "Flanders' most beautiful".
When: Sunday 7th of April - Brasserie open from 5pm - Dinner to 9pm - Cycling 9:30pm to 1:00pm
Where: Brasserie Franco-Belge. 9 Evans Place, Hawthorn East, Melbourne, VIC 3123
For dinner, please reserve a table online or call (03) 9191-7370.
Tour of Flanders:
First edition: 1913
Also known as: De Ronde, Ronde van Vlaanderen
Rider with most wins: Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara, Johan Museeuw, Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman (all three wins)
Although it is still over a hundred years old, the Tour of Flanders is the youngest of the five Monuments. Its route is one of the toughest: a series of short, sharp hills and cobbled sections constantly whittle down the peloton and help to form attacks, breaks and splits.
Riders jostle for position before the base of each climb, and then use pure strength to make it out of the top in the lead – only to do it all again shortly afterwards. It’s a fascinating race to watch unfurl and always provides great drama and a worthy winner.
Each time a new event comes up, one of the BCV members writes an article to keep you posted about all the details.