First Flanders classic of the year with Ghent Wevelgem, all the info.

After Milan San Remo, it’s time for the first Flanders classic of the year with Ghent Wevelgem. In 2022, Biniam Girmay (Intermarch√©-Circus-Wanty) was the first rider of African origin to win a classic. A year later, the runner is now considered one of the favorites of this month of April. “I don’t feel any extra pressure because I will start Ghent-Wevelgem with bib number 1. I always want to do my best. Last year was very special, but Sunday will be a new edition. C “It’s a pity that the weather forecast is not very good. I prefer to ride in good weather. Of course, we are in Belgium and there is sometimes rain and wind” he explained for RTL Info.

Jasper Philipsen and Arnaud De Lie also make the Classic one of their goals for the season. I hope to be able to get good results on races that are a bit more challenging than last year, like for example on a Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne or a Ghent-Wevelgem (…) I talk a lot about Kuurne, but Ghent- Wevelgem really makes me dream because it’s a World Tour race. For now it’s really the race that motivates me to go train to get to the top that day” he explained at the start of the year.

One of the biggest classics of the start of the year, Ghent-Wevelgem 2023 takes place on Sunday 26 March.

The Belgian classic which started in Deinze near Gent for years now starts from the Grote Markt in Ypres. All the paved climbs, including Mount Kemmel and the dirt road sections, called “plugstreets” will still be there.

Here is the list of all the teams and riders entered for Ghent Wevelgem.