One day before the pros, on Saturday 28 March 2020, you can ride your own Gent-Wevelgem Sportive. The Westhoek and the Heuvelland will be the décor of a ride through the history of the Great War. A ride that you as a cycling fan and world citizen can’t possibly miss, are we right?
Gent-Wevelgem is one of the greatest spring classics that Flanders can boast, and it offers a unique combination of world and cycling history. The fact that this tour appeals to many cycling fans has become clear in recent years, and as a result of the increasing number of participants the tour will be limited to 7,000 riders in 2020.
All those opting for the longest distance (225 km) will have to deal with De Moeren, where the wind will be lord and master and will make things pretty tough for you after a “mere” 100 km. Before we head to the climbs of, among others, the Monteberg and the Baneberg, the 140 km will also be joining in. We will be cycling ever more towards the grand finale, where Kemmelberg is and will remain the number-one challenge. During your tour of 95 km, we will also be testing your condition on the most famous incline in the Heuvelland. But there is more. You will finish your ride on the semi-paved roads of Plugstreets Hill 63 and Christmas Truce, where a reminder of the Christmas ceasefire in 1914 is never far away.
The shortest distance (65 km) leaves out the elevations, but it does immerse you in the First World War. Just like all the other distances, there will be a passage under the impressive Menin Gate in Ypres.
Want to be sure you will be able to take part? Then register without delay on www.gentwevelgemcyclo.be