The nickname “Flandrien” was first used to describe the tough Flemish track cyclists who competed at the six-day races in the early decades of the twentieth century. The term was later adopted for the gutsy riders from Flanders who dominated the Tour of Flanders and other Spring classics.
Today the term Flandrien is not so much about a nationality but a mentality that encompasses universal values such as camaraderie, grit, determination, resilience, and a fighting spirit. And it’s these values that are celebrated through works of art at the Flandrien gallery, which is located at the Flandrien Hotel in Belgium in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes.
The flandrien art gallery and Cyclist magazine
The limited edition images featured in Cyclist Magazine can be ordered via this website. Each image is limited to just 8 pieces, is facemounted on gallery quality plexiglass and comes with a certificate of authenticity that is signed by the award winning Belgian cycling photographer Kristof Ramon.