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The Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, the time- and route schedule and the race profile

Added: saturday 26 March 2016 at 18:00:00
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    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, the time- and route schedule and the race profileThe Belgian classics continue this Sunday with Ghent-Wevelgem, a 242.8 kilometer long race which will come through a hilly area which often decides the outcome of the race in the second part of it.

    In this article you'll find the race route on Google Maps/Google Earth for Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 and that race route is slightly different from last year!

    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route on Google Maps

    On Sunday morning, the riders and followers of the classics will meet up in .. Deinze for the start of Ghent-Wevelgem. Indeed, like many other races this race also carries the name of its historical start location but since 2004 already, the race doesn't start from Ghent anymore.

    The race route of this race has been slightly modified compared to 2015 and even the climbs are not exactly the same. Enough changes to force me to completelty redraw the map!

    From Deinze the riders will leave westwards via Tielt, Kortemark and Diksmuide and that's where we already see the first change. Instead of continuing straight to Veurne, the race will turn left on the N364 and comes back on the usual race route in Veurne via the N8 and the first feeding zone. The riders will than continue south down to Oost-Cappel where they'll cross the border with France and go on until Wormhout. They'll still continue south, towards Cassel where the race climbed the Mont Cassel (also on the programme of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque), the first climb of the race, twice, but this time they'll continue straight on the D916 towards Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel where they go on north-east towards the climb of the Catsberg, which will thus be the first climb this year. Back in Belgium we still see some changes in the race route, looking for other climbs, with three of them following up on each other rather quickly: the Kokereelberg, Vert Mont and the Zwarte Berg which will be climbed from two sides: Côte du Ravel Put first, followed by Côte de la Blanchisserie.

    They'll come back on the usual race route at Westouter where they briefly leave the main road to climb the Baneberg, the 6th climb of the day. Close to Heuvelland they'll find two other climbs, the Kemmelberg (Belvedère) and the Monteberg, and they'll go on towards the second feeding zone, south of Mesen.

    They'll loop back (going on in the green part of the race route on the map) towards the 6th climb which thus also becomes the 9th, the Baneberg, again followed by the climb of the Kemmelberg, from the other side (Ossuaire).

    Back in Heuvelland the riders will this time turn left towards Ieper from where they'll follow the main roads towards the finish in Wevelgem. This final part is identical to the one in 2015.

    Who will follow up on Luca Paolini (Katusha) tomorrow as the winner of this classic?

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the race profile and the race route on Google Maps for Ghent-Wevelgem 2016. Click on the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 The profile of Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 The map with the Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route on Google Maps

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    The Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route in Google Earth

    If you prefer to see the Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route in Google Earth, for example to do a virtual fly-over of it, you can! In order to do so, download the KML file below and open it in Google Earth:

    >> Download the Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route in Google Earth

    Download the Ghent-Wevelgem 2016 race route in Google Earth

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. bonjour , ....je ne trouve pas l'itinéraire , moyenne 39 , 42 ..45 ? p ex merci

    | hennekens | sunday 27 March 2016 at 8:44:32

  2. Bonjour,

    L'itinéraire horaire est dans l'article, il suffit de cliquer sur l'image correspondante. Il y a des horaires à 40, 42 et 44 km/h.

    | Thomas Vergouwen | sunday 27 March 2016 at 12:02:35

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