When you think Flanders Classics, you think the traditional spring classics in Flanders. Since 2010, this Belgian company has organised the prestigious and well-known Tour of Flanders as well as Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the opening race of the spring season. Flanders Classics is also involved in the organisation of four other renowned Flemish springtime races: Dwars door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs and De Brabantse Pijl.
Besides road racing, cyclo-cross has a rich history in Flanders as well. Since 2018, Flanders Classics brings the history of both disciplines together. From now on, the Superprestige cyclo-cross sails under the same flag as the Tour of Flanders. From the 2020-2021 season onwards, Flanders Classics will also be responsible for the organisation of the World Cup cyclo-cross. This way, cyclo-cross and the road season will seamlessly merge into one another.
Founded in 1900, in Paris (France), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the worldwide governing body for cycling. It develops and oversees cycling in all its forms and for all people, as a competitive sport, a healthy leisure activity and a sustainable means of transport, but also as a way to have fun.