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The Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, profile and itinerary

Added: saturday 29 March 2014 at 15:54:00
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    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, profile and itineraryThe Belgian classics continue tomorrow with Ghent-Wevelgem, a 233 kilometer long race which visits in its second half a zone with several mounts which often have some influence on how the race develops.

    In this article you'll find the race route of Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 on Google Maps/Google Earth.

    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route on Google Maps

    Tomorrow morning, the riders and followers of the classics come back together in .. Deinze for the start of Ghent-Wevelgem. Indeed, like many races, this race still carries the name of its historical start city but since 2004 it no longer starts in Ghent.

    From Deinze the riders go west via Tielt, Kortemark and Diksmuide, towards the feeding zone in Veurne. They'll then continue south down to Oost-Cappel where they'll cross the border with France and go on until Wormhout. They'll then continue on their wey south, down to Cassel where they climb the first mount of the day, the Mont Cassel, usually also on the programme in the 4 Days of Dunkirk. After a short loop via Oxelaëre, they'll again climb the Mont Cassel, as the secound mount of the day.

    Direction south-west towards Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel from there, where they'll turn north-east towards the climb of the Mont des Cats. Back in Belgium, they briefly leave the main road to climb the Baneberg, 4th mount of the day. They'll then again have the occasion to get some new power in the feeding zone before they climb the Mont Kemmel and the Monteberg.
    From Heuvelland, a loop via Ploegsteert brings them back on the road which they followed when they came back in Belgium and they'll then again climb these 3 mounts (Baneberg, Mont Kemmel, Monteberg) as the 7th, 8th and 9th mounts.

    Back in Heuvelland, the riders will this time turn left towards Ypres and then right on bigger roads, towards the finish in Wevelgem.

    Who will follow up on Peter Sagan (Cannondale) who won this classic last year?

    Hereunder you'll find the itinerary, the profile and the race route on Google Maps for Ghent-Wevelgem 2014. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The itinerary of Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 The profile of Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 The Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route on Google Maps

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    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route in Google Earth

    If you prefer to open the Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route in Google Earth, for example to do a virtual fly-over of it, that is possible! In order to do so, simply download the KML file below and open it in Google Earth:

    >> Download the Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route in Google Earth

    Download the Ghent-Wevelgem 2014 race route in Google Earth

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 3 comments!
  1. J'aurais apprécié les principaux engagés.

    | Jean-Claude ANDRECK | saturday 29 March 2014 at 17:31:08

  2. J'étais en bas de CASSEL , porte dAIRE, il faisait beau ,ce fut très agréable .
    Un bon aperçu pour Paris-Roubais et pour les 4 jours de Dunkerque

    | gégé | sunday 30 March 2014 at 15:37:47

  3. Degenkolb très costaud! Dommage pour Arnaud Démare, il manque peut être 10m pour qu'il le saute sur la ligne!

    Joli week-end pour les français entre les victoires d'étape pour Bouhanni en Corse samedi, Jarrier aujourd'hui au tour de Normandie, cette 2e place pour Démare et le général pour Péraud sur le Critérium International.

    | Mrmoving | sunday 30 March 2014 at 17:05:35

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