The route for the 2012 Ronde van Vlaanderen, also known as the Tour of Flanders, was announced. Most notably, it excludes the storied Kapelmuur (the Muur van Geraardsbergen) in favor of varied repeats of a circuit that hit the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg three times.
Does excluding the Kapelmuur excise a part of the heart of the Ronde? Or will the three rounds of Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg provide not only enough excitement, but a better viewing experience in general?
Is the new route good? Bad? Weird? Exciting? Share your thoughts below the video of screaming fans on the Kapelmuur in 2010.