Title holder Mark Cavendish skips Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, as will compete the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London. Cav is back in Great Britain’s team after a seven-year absence. The only rider at the start who did win Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is Tom Boonen, who pulled it of three times: 2007, 2009 and 2014. Can the Old Master do it once more?
Kuurn-Brussels-Kuurne might be a race for sprinters, yet the end is not always a bunch sprint. In 2010, Traksel brought an early escape home. Which is a scenario that should fancy someone like Van Avermaet, yesterday’s winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad…
And what are young guns Stuyven and Ewan up to?
Favourites Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne 2016:
*** Peter Sagan, Alexander Kristoff, Elia Viviani
** Greg Van Avermaet, Tom Boonen, Nacer Bouhanni
* Jasper Stuyven, Caleb Ewan, Arnaud Démare
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2016: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Route and profile Oude Kwaremont
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Oude Kwaremont at strava.com