Gent - Wevelgem 2020 - women: Route

Kirsten Wild - Gent - Wevelgem 2020 - women: RouteSunday 11 October – At 136.9 kilometres, the women's edition of Gent-Wevelgem includes six hills and two dirt road section. The last 34 kilometres are played out on the flat. Kirsten Wild is title holder. (Slideshow route/profile)

The start is under the Menin Gate at the eastern exit of historic Ypres before the route navigates Flanders’ flat fields. After approximately 50 kilometres the first uphill appears and it takes the shape of the short and sharp Baneberg. Almost 5 kilometres later the riders hit the Kemmelberg – 3 kilometres at 4% and peaking out at 17% – before the route continues to Monteberg. The 1.3 kilometres hill slopes at 7.1%.

The Baneberg/Kemmelberg/Monteberg combo is included within an 11 kilometres frame and now the route travels on the flat to the so-called ‘plugstreets’. Two sections of dirt road follow in rapid succession – the first one is slightly uphill and the second one runs through a forest. After the last plugstreet there are 62.5 kilometres left to race.

With 90 kilometres done the Baneberg/Kemmelberg/Monteberg combo returns in the same order. At the top of Monteberg the riders face 34 flat kilometres on wide and open roads.

Kirsten Wild is title holder. Last year, she outsprinted Lorena Wiebes and Letizia Paternoster.

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