The exhibition ‘Gentleman, take off! At the head of the race’ entertains and grabs you by the throat. In a surprising setting, you can witness the flush of victory of Flemish racing cyclist Roger Decock in Paris-Nice 1951, experience the dread of legendary cycling doctor Yvan Vanmol after Johan Museeuw’s fall in the Forest of Arenberg and feel your heart skip a beat just like Corinne Poulidor when her son Mathieu van der Poel hit a bad patch at the world championship.
Leader of the pack
By means of an audio guide, you become part of the lives, thoughts and victories of well-known and lesser known figures from the world of cycling. Examples includes former racing cyclist and winner of the Tour of Flanders Roger Decock, legendary Mapei/QuickStep/Deceuninck doctor Yvan Vanmol, Corinne Poulidor (daughter of Raymond Poulidor, wife of Adrie van der Poel and mother of Mathieu van der Poel) and cyclist couple Louis Vervaeke & Astrid Collinge, who are all too familiar with the other side of the sport. Their stories will lead you through the exhibition.
A new immersive exhibition by Historische Huizen Gent in partnership with Jelle Vermeersch, journalist, photographer and cofounder of the cycling magazine Bahamontes, KOERS. Museum of Cycle Racing (Roeselare) and Flanders Classics.
More information: www.historischehuizengent.be
The audio guide is included in the admission ticket and available in Dutch, French and English.
To counteract the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, a number of precautions must be considered.
Reservations must be made in advance (online), the number of visitors will be limited per time slot and only payments by card will be accepted.
Guided group visits are not yet possible and not all facilities (toilets, cloakroom, etc.) are available.
Please read the measures here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.