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GENT-WEVELGEM’22 Preview: Contenders In Flanders Fields

GENT-WEVELGEM’22 Preview: Contenders In Flanders Fields

Race Preview: As the cycling season moves into Ed Hood’s favourite faze – The Spring Classics – our most experienced ‘race chaser’ previews this Sunday’s…

Wednesday, Mar 23

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Race Preview: As the cycling season moves into Ed Hood’s favourite faze – The Spring Classics – our most experienced ‘race chaser’ previews this Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem. Steeped in history and a memorial to the many battles and deaths in the area from two World wars. Quite apt at the moment.

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Gent – Wevelgem; does it really go from the capital of Flanders to the town by the River Leie?:
Nope – and you wouldn’t ask that if you’d seen the traffic around Gent recently. But the start is on sacred ground; beneath the historic Menin Gate in Ypres, the giant memorial to 54,395 Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient during World War One but whose bodies have never been identified or found. The finish however is in Wevelgem, Vanackerestraat to be precise, which I can’t think of much to say about, except the time Vik and I were in a bar there and the locals fed us these deep fried globules of I dread to think what. . . The Menin Gate, Ieper/Yres

But is it a REAL Classic, it used to be mid-week?
That’s true but since it came under the […]

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