Belgian winners of the Tour of Flanders in the Tour of Flanders Center
In 2016, hobby photographer Anneke Kestelijn portrayed all Belgian winners of the Tour of Flanders as thesis project of her photography course. It started as a hobby, but it escalated quickly. Meanwhile, she portrayed all (Belgian and foreign) still living winners of the Tour of Flanders with the support of the City of Ronse. She wanted to image the person behind the cyclist. The cyclists themselves convinced her to continue her project.
Normally, the entire portrait series 'Expo Rondewinnaars' would have taken place in April at CC De Ververij in Ronse. As a foretaste on this exhibition that will occur in October in Ronse, Anneke exhibits the portrait series of the Belgian Tour of Flanders winners in the Tour of Flanders Center. Several iconic cycling figures: the late lamented Roger Decock, the Cannibal Eddy Merckx, the three-times winners Museeuw and Boonen, the very first virtual winner Van Avermaet and many others.
The exhibition 'Belgian Tour of Flanders winners' lasts until February 2021. The book presentation and the full exhibition will be in Ronse in October 2020.