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DIRECT. Through Flanders: without van der Poel, a chance for Alaphilippe ? Follow the race

The race À across Flanders takes place this Wednesday March 27, à a few days of the Tour of Flanders.

14:35 – The Alpecin-Deceuninck ride at the head of the peloton

The Alpecin-Deceuninck team joined à Mads Pedersen's Lidl-Trek team to ride at the head of the peloton. At 94 kilometers from the finish, the gap with the breakaway was reduced to ; 2'02''

14:28 – Visma | Lease a Bike even a little more populated

Visma training | Lease a Bike by Wout van Aert, already available deprived of Christophe Laporte, also sees the abandonment of the Slovenian Jan Tratnik

14:23 – 2'30'' lead for the escape

The group of eleven scouts has slightly increased his gap with the peloton. they now have 2'30'' in advance.

14:22 – Fall in the peloton

A fall took place in the peloton, à 116 kilometers from the finish. Two cyclists are involved: Nils Eekhoff (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL) and Elmar Reinders (Team Jayco AlUla)

14:20 – Christophe Laporte, winner last year, is absent

The Frenchman Christophe Laporte won the in 2023 the race across Flanders, resuming the breakaway before finishing alone. Not sufficiently recovered from his illness, this week he declared package for the race today, as well as for the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

14:13 – Wout van Aert finally victorious in Flanders ?

Fourth in the last round of Flanders, sixth in 2021 and second Even in 2020, Wout van Aert hopes to finally raise his arms on the Ronde. Never a winner of À across Flanders, this rehearsal  could allow him to assess himself and arrive in good conditions on Sunday.

Among the eleven runners à the front of this race À across Flanders, we find two Frenchmen: Donovan Grondin (Arkéa – B&B hotels) and Thomas Gachignard (TotalEnergies). Composition: Casper Petersen (Soudal Quick-Step), Mathias Norsgaard (Movistar), Donovan Grondin (Arkéa – B&B hotels), Dries De Brondt (Décathlon – AG2R), Niklas Märkl (Team DSM), Amund Grondahl Jansen (Jayco – AlUla), Filip Maciejuk (Bora – Hansgrohe), Pascal Eenhoorn (Lotto Dstny), Jonas Abrahamsem (Uno-X Mobility),  Thomas Gachignard (TotalEnergies), Victor Vercouillie (Team Flanders – Baloise).

14:01 – 1'40 lead for the escape

L&amp ;apos;éescapé extricate himself from the peloton without much resistance and is now ahead of the pack. 1 minute and 40 seconds.

13:54 – First attacks

À 130 kilometers from the finish, a first breakaway forms with eleven riders trying to escape from the peloton as we approach to pass the first paved sector of the day

13:34 – The French in the running

With the loss of Christophe Laporte, insufficiently recovered from illness , the main French chances for the race À across Flanders focus on Julian Alaphilippe. The Soudal Quick-Step rider is in difficulty; since the start of the season, but is coming off an encouraging Milan-San Remo. À also note the last minute package from Arnaud Démare.

13:32 – Alaphilippe "not favorite" for the final victory

For Julian Alaphilippe, he is not one of the favorites for the race À through Flanders today, no more than the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

Welcome to the live stream of the race À across Flanders this Wednesday March 27. 188 kilometers long, this "mini-classic" will allow the favorites to gauge themselves before the Tour of Flanders on Sunday March 31. We will have to watch this afternoon for Wout Van Aert, who has never won a championship. the test, but also Jasper Philipsen, Mads Petersen and Julian Alaphilippe.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116