Dwars door Vlaanderen 2016: Favourites

Dwars door Vlaanderen Favourite greg van AvermaetDwars door Vlaanderen is Flanders Finest's little brother containing fewer hills and fewer cobbles and, unfortunately, a lesser start list. That said, with two time winner Niki Terpstra, title holder Jelle Wallays and homerider Greg Van Avermaet on a winning streak, there is enough to look forward to. Cyclingstage.com brings you the major contenders to win Dwars door Vlaanderen 2016. (Slideshow route/profile)

With a accumulation of hills in the second part of the race, it’s a fair bet the fireworks will be detonated there. The last peak is crested with 8 kilometres left.

Greg Van Avermaet is top favourite. The homerider is on a winning streak, besting Peter Sagan in both Omloop het Nieuwsblad and Tirreno-Adriatico. In Omloop his 22-year old compatriot Tiesj Benoot was very strong as well, so he is another rider to watch. Same holds true for Jasper Stuyven, another young (Belgian rider, who took Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne after a brilliant solo. Potentially a sprinter, Stuyven is not afraid of short (cobbled) clims.

Niki Terpstra (2012, 2014), Oscar Gatto (2013) and Jelle Wallays (2015) know what it’s like to win Dwars door Vlaanderen.

Favourites Dwars door Vlaanderen 2016

*** Niki Terpstra, Greg Van Avermaet, Tiesj Benoot
** Jasper Stuyven, Dylan Groenewegen, Jelle Wallays
* Oscar Gatto, Moreno Hofland, Jesper Asselman

Dwars door Vlaanderen 2016: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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Taaienberg:


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