The 70th edition of the Belgian classic will be held on Sunday, the 25th of February, 2018. The race amounts to 200.1 kilometres and takes in twelve hills, although the last 49.8 kilometres are played out on the flat. As always, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne is on the calendar on the ninth Sunday of the year, the day after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Together the two races comprise the Flemish Opening Weekend. (Slideshow route/profile)
‘KBK’, as the race is often abbreviated, has been named a sprint Classic. But two years ago Jasper Stuyven soloed to victory and last year it boiled down to a five-up sprint with Peter Sagan outgunning Jasper Stuyven, Luke Rowe, Tiesj Benoot and Matteo Trentin.
Title holder Peter Sagan will not be competing in the 2018 edition.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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