Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017: The Route
Sunday, 26 February 2017 – Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is the most sprinters friendly of all Flemish Classics. Altough the route takes in twelve 'hellingen' the last 50 kilometres are pan flat. Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne totals 200.7 kilometres.
As said, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne usually suits the fast men, yet last year the race was won after a solo. Jasper Stuyven escaped with 17 kilometres remaining and he was too strong to be reeled in by a first chasing. Kristiff sprinted to second place, while Bouhanni finished in third.
The route is a perfect copy of last year. Basically, the only difference is the Onkerzeleberg. Altough it was featured in the 2016-edition, this time the organisation decided it is a climb. No Stelvio though with 2.1 kilometres at 3%.
According to tradition the race starts at Kuurne’s hippodrome. The route travels to the first climb of the day, Edelareberg, crested with almost 30 kilometres done. Following a flat intermezzo of around 80 kilometres the other eleven climbs are included within a 80 kilometres frame (check underneath slideshow for distances and gradients).
The last 50 kilometres of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne are pan flat. The race is set to conclude with two local rounds of 15.3 kilometres.
Two years ago Mark Cavendish outsprinted Kristoff and Viviani on the line, while homerider Jasper Stuyven is – as said – title holder after an impressive solo in last year’s final lap.
Results/race report 2017 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Overview - Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017 More articles
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route Road Race – women
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders Road Race – women
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route Mixed Relay
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders Mixed Relay
World Cycling Championships: Winners and records
Cycling Calendar 2021
Paris - Roubaix 2021: The Route
Paris - Roubaix 2021: Riders
Paris - Roubaix: Winners and records
Tour of Lombardy: Winners and records
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!