Flanders Classics and the municipality of Schoten have recently reached an agreement on the finish of the Scheldeprijs. Over the next 6 years, the oldest Flemish spring classic will continue to finish in Schoten. This means that the Antwerp municipality will welcome the Scheldeprijs up to and including 2025.
The course of the Scheldeprijs was given a facelift in 2017 with the start moving to Terneuzen, across the border in the Netherlands. The finish of the Scheldeprijs, Schoten, on the other hand, remained unchanged. Already since 1926, the Antwerp municipality has been the permanent home of the Scheldeprijs and the new agreement between Flanders Classics and the municipality of Schoten upholds that tradition for the following 6 years.
“I am very happy and proud to announce that it is now official”, says mayor of Schoten Maarten De Veuster. The Scheldeprijs stays in Schoten until at least 2025. “I am very happy that Flanders Classics has taken into account the spirit of the race, which is inextricably linked with Schoten.”
"Flanders Classics is of course also satisfied with Schoten's commitment," adds Tomas Van Den Spiegel, CEO of Flanders Classics. "It is a great continuation of the already existing, successful collaboration between Flanders Classics and the municipality of Schoten."
In April, Fabio Jakobsen managed to win the race for the second time in a row. So next year he will get the chance for a third success in a row, once again in Schoten.