Ronde van Vlaanderen and Specialized Bicycles

“Looking back, you get a little bit nostalgic, but from a competitive point of view, Flanders was one of the most horrible races to ride but one of the greatest races to win.” —Sean Kelly

Did you know that a Specialized bicycle has been ridden to victory in the last five Tours of Flanders? I didn’t either—or perhaps didn’t think about it—until a giant six-pack of beer told me so. That’s right, the last five wins at de Ronde van Vlaanderen have been collected aboard a Tarmac. I’m impressed.

2008 & 2009 — Stijn DeVolder
2010 — Fabian Cancellara
2011 — Nick Nuyens
2012 — Tom Boonen