On Saturday February 29, the exhibition 'Heeren, vertrekt! In de kop van de Koers' (Gentlemen, take off! At the head of the race) begins in the Sint-Pietersabdij in Ghent. The exhibition focuses on what’s going on in the heads of riders and entourage. Via an audio guide you will step into the head of people out of the world of cycling. This way you get a glimpse into the life of among others Yvan Vanmol and Corinne Poulidor.
As a cycling fan you experience joy and sadness mostly from a distance, but thanks to the exhibition 'Heeren, vertrekt! In de kop van de Koers' you are like in the middle of all the emotions of cycling. Immense joy when Roger Decock (the oldest living winner of the Tour of Flanders) wins Paris-Nice in 1951, but also sadness when Corinne Poulidor sees her son Mathieu van der Poel cracks spectacularly during the final of the World Championship in 2019. Beside, you also hear the sad story of cycling couple Louis Vervaeke and Astrid Collinge about the downside of cycling.
There are also some beautiful photos to discover from photographers Sigfried Eggers and Jelle Vermeersch.
The exhibition Heeren, vertrekt! In de kop van de koers runs until July 26. The audio guide is included in the entrance ticket. Tickets costs just €12 and there are many reduced prices available.
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