72nd Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne: March 1, 2020

The second half of the Belgian opening weekend is Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Sometimes a sprinter wins here, but tough weather is predicted, so it might very well be an attacking race. The total distance is 201 km. Eleven hills will make the middle part of the race harder before the riders reach the local circuit of three 11 km laps.



Hills:
  1. Volkegemberg (168 km) [1000 m; 5%]
  2. Eikenmolen (153.5 km) [350 m; 5.9%]
  3. Bossenaarstraat (121.8 km) [1300 m; 5.6%]
  4. Mont Saint-Laurent (104.6 km) [1300 m; 7.8%]
  5. La Houppe (89.9 km) [1880 m; 4.8%]
  6. Kanarieberg (84.7 km) [1000 m; 7.7%]
  7. Kruisberg (77.4 km) [1800 m; 4.8%]
  8. Hotond (75.6 km) [2700 m; 3.1%]
  9. Knokteberg (67.7 km) [1260 m; 7%]
  10. Oude Kwaremont (57.9 km) [2200 m; 4%]
  11. Kluisberg (51.1 km) [1100 m; 6%]
Recent winners:
2010 Bobbie Traksel
2011 Chris Sutton
2012 Mark Cavendish
2013 (cancelled)
2014 Tom Boonen
2015 Mark Cavendish
2016 Jasper Stuyven
2017 Peter Sagan
2018 Dylan Groenewegen
2019 Bob Jungels
2020 ???
 
*** Stybar, Van Avermaet, Stuyven, Lampaert
**Degenkolb, Kristoff, Trentin, Vanmarcke, Naesen
*Jungels, Pedersen, Asgreen, Küng, Roelandts, Kragh Andersen

Weirdly enough Jumbo-Visma isn't participating.
I don't think Andersen will be favourite tomorrow after today's work. He cramped and looked cooked at the end. No way he'll recover that fast.
 
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