Football (aka soccer), biking, tennis and watching TV are the favorite Belgium sports. And this is not a joke. The average Belgian is not sporty at all and the average condition of the Belgium population is poor.
But the favorite Belgium sports of all is for sure cycling (this might change after the 2014 World Cup). The celebrated Tour de Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) is watched on average by a million Belgians. The amateur tour of Flanders is biked by 20.000 insane weirdoes that have the strange urge to torture their body and resist the steep hills of Flanders. These hills might look ridiculous but it is the combination of cobble stones, 180 degrees turns and 15 percent hills are a killer. Experienced top bikers often pass for it and the winner of it has eternal fame. Our local here is Tom Boonen who won the hell of Flanders twice! Also Paris-Roubaix is a similar race and is called the hell of the North.
The most famous Belgian biker of all is Eddy Merckx. He won almost everything that there was to win and he is called and internationally recognized as the best biker ever!
With the belgium national football team (Red Devils) doing so well in the World Cup 2014 soccer might become number one favourite Belgium sport.
Anderlecht is the typical champion who wins two out of five championships. Other big teams are Bruges (Brugge) and Standard (Liege).The best players play in the Bundesliga and the UK.Famous ex players are the incredible popular trainer Eric Gerets (old defender who played for Milan and PSV), the best goal keeper of his time Jean-Marrie Pfaff who played for Bayern Munich and others.
he third most popular sports and definitely more popular to watch to then to play it, is Tennis. Since ten years Belgium has the honor to have top players on its soil. Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin are former number one players, multiple grand-slam winners and extremely popular all over the world. They reached both top of the ranking a few years ago – stopped their career for becoming respectively mother and business woman – and restarted last year with immediate success their second sportive career.
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