Gallery: 2022 Men's Tour of Flanders

The best images from the 2022 Tour of Flanders men's race, won by Mathieu van de Poel

Mathieu van der Poel won a scintillating edition of the men's 2022 Tour of Flanders, pipping Dylan van Baarle and Valentin Madouas to the line in Oudenaarde while defending Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar finished fourth. 

Take a look at the best images from the second Monument of the season and the culmination of the Flemish cycling week in our gallery below. 

The teams are presented amidst the classical splendour of central Antwerp 

Greg Van Avermaet waves to the crowd

Where the local rider is a fan favourite 

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The Ronde was missing pre-race favourite Wout van Aert, out after a positive test for Covid-19 two days before the race

Flanders is no easy place to race. Marco Haller hits the deck on a typical narrow concrete road 

Flanders is famous for its cobbles; here the peloton tackles the Holleweg

Puncture and a wheel change for Alexander Kristoff, who would finish 10th

Mathieu van der Poel tackles the Oude Kwaremont

Five riders enter the final ascents of the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg in the lead

Mathieu van der Poel battles his bike to stay in contention with Tadej Pogačar on the final climb of the race, the Paterberg

The pair work towards the line in Oudenaarde

Despite a late charge from Dylan van Baarle and Valentin Madouas, Mathieu van der Poel wins the sprint to the line to claim his second Tour of Flanders title, with Tadej Pogačar fourth

Van der Poel: "Winning is just not as easy as everybody thinks"

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Credit: Kristof Ramon

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