Tanned elite athletes, high-tech bikes, colourful jerseys and exuberant fans: road racing in a nutshell. But cycle racing is also all about the excitement, the despair, the fear, the loneliness, the gruelling pain, the suffering, the heady rush of victory, the anger after a defeat…

The exhibition 'Heeren, vertrekt! In de kop van de Koers' (Gentlemen, take off! At the head of the race.) is both entertaining and compelling. Learn more about what drives road racers in a surprising setting. Taste the euphoria of victory that the oldest Flandrien, Roger Decock, felt in Paris-Nice in 1951, the panic that the legendary doctor Yvan Vanmol must have experienced when Johan Museeuw crashed in Wallers Forest and hold your breath like Corinne Poulidor did when Mathieu van der Poel cracked spectacularly during the most recent World Championships.

A new inspirience exhibition of Historische Huizen Gent in collaboration with Jelle Vermeersch (journalist-photographer and co-founder of the cycling magazine Bahamontes), Koers (the Museum of Cycle Racing) and Flanders Classics.

The audio guide is included in the admission and is available in Dutch, French and English.

From 29 February 2020 to 26 July 2020, inclusive

St Peter’s Abbey, Sint-Pietersplein 9, Ghent.

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