Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2016: Favourites

Alexander KristoffKuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and sprinting are almost identical. But different scenario's are not impossible, remember the Bobbie Traksel victory in 2010. Cyclingstage.com brings you the major contenders in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, edition 2016. (Slideshow route/profile)

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

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