Wednesday 14 April will see edition 61 of the Brabantse Pijl – or, Brabant Arrow in English. The race is played out in the Belgian provinces Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, situated to the southeast of Brussels. Dating back to 1961, the route typically takes in a dizzying amount of climbs. In recent years the fixed date shifted to the Wednesday before Amstel Gold Race, making the Brabantse Pijl the first of the hilly classics on the cycling calendar.
Julian Alapahilippe is title holder. Last year, the Frenchman outgunned Mathieu van der Poel and Benoît Cosnefroy in a sprint-à-trois.
Another interesting read: winners and records in Brabantse Pijl.
Brabantse Pijl 2021: social media
Click on the images to zoom