Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne 2019

Obvious name for a one day race.

200 km
1.UWT (WTF?)

Kasseistroken Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Nog 176,3 km te gaan: Ichtegem – 1,0 km
Nog 162,6 km te gaan: Werken – 2,1 km
Nog 142,3 km te gaan: Boezinge – 1,2 km
Nog 115,0 km te gaan: Kemmelberg – 0,4 km
Nog 71,5 km te gaan: Leisele – 1,3 km
Nog 67,2 km te gaan: Izenberge – 0,4 km

Hellingen Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Nog 116,0 km te gaan: Monteberg
Nog 115,0 km te gaan: Kemmelberg
Nog 106,8 km te gaan: Rodeberg
Nog 105,7 km te gaan: Vidaigneberg
Nog 102,0 km te gaan: Sulferberg



Weather is supposed to be good. Anything else than a bunch sprint would be surprise.
fauniera said:
I always liked the Zottegem stage.

What will happen with this race in the future? Does anyone know?
I don't think we'll see any major changes to the parcours anytime soon. At this date, two days before E3, there's just no room for anything but a sprinter's race.

It was a different story a week later, but with Flanders Classics pushing them out, the WT status compensation was the best they could hope for to keep the race running at all.

Last year they tried to add some kind of sprint challenge the day before (same as we had in Canada a couple of years ago, I think), but the teams didn't show any interest in that
This could be a good race if they gave it a chance of being significantly wind-affected but with the current route that heads towards the coast in the second half and then finishes with laps of a long circuit they've pretty much negated the effects of any wind
Sep 20, 2011

Cinemaniak said:
Groenewegen makes Gaviria and Viviani look like second tier sprinters...
He really did. If he wasn't boxed in at first he'd probably have finished a minute ahead.
Sep 20, 2011

Alexandre B. said:
Another dull WorldTour race.

The worst crime is gifting this status to an European race (we have enough of that) that was far more interesting when it was actually three days of racing.
So true. Put three guys on a bike in Belgium and it's a WorldTour race nowadays. What a joke.