The second Monument of the 2023 season takes place on Sunday 2nd April with the men’s and women’s Tour of Flanders.
Winding its way through southern Belgium, this Cobbled Classic pits the riders against a 158km parcours for the women’s race and 273.4km for the men’s race, taking in the most famous bergs of the Flemish Ardennes. We’ve got full analysis of the race, teams and starters, a history of its most epic editions and our own experience of riding the (slightly shorter) full course a few years ago in our accompanying detailed Tour of Flanders guide.
Last year’s women’s race was won by Lotte Kopecky of SD Worx. With a pair of wins and a second place to her name already in 2023, can she make it two in a row? The 2022 men’s race was won for a second time in his career by Mathieu van der Poel, who won a four-up sprint to the line in Oudenaarde.
How to watch Tour of Flanders 2023
‘De Ronde’ takes place on Sunday 2rd April so be sure not to miss the live action. As usual, it should be legendary.
Discovery+ is covering the men’s and women’s races live and on demand in the UK and other territories in Europe via Eurosport and GCN+.
UK pricing for a GCN+ subscription is £6.99 a month or £39.99 per year. The online platform is accessible on desktop and phone, offering uninterrupted live coverage and longer broadcasts than the television. GCN+ is ad-free, gives commentary choices and provides cycling-based documentaries to watch
The Entertainment & Sports pass Discovery+ subscription costs £6.99 a month or £59.99 a year, and you’ll get the same coverage plus access to the platform’s other content including such highlights as Wheeler Dealers and Spooked Scotland.
In the USA and Canada, coverage is on Flobikes and starts at 03:55 EST for the men’s race and 09:00 EST for the women’s race. There’s on-demand coverage if you value your sleep.
Australian coverage is available live and on demand on SBS, starting at a more civilised 20:00 AEST.
If you’re unable to watch via a streaming service the race organiser, Flanders Classics, will publish highlights on its YouTube channel.
Tour of Flanders 2023 TV times
GCN+, Discovery+: 08:55-16:25Eurosport 1: 09:30-1600
GCN+, Discovery+: 15:30-17:30 Eurosport 1, 16:00-17:3
Times may be subject to change by broadcasters