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Gent-Wevelgem

In this years 79th edition of the spring classic road edition - King Greg Van Avermaet came out on  top as his fight talk promised.  Gent Wevelgem is an annual road event held n March (one week before Tour of Flanders), based in Belgium - In Flanders Fields  and is popularly known for being a sprinters classic due to the flat terrain is the final stages.

Tour of Flanders (Sportive)

A popular one on our calendar, as many of our customer participate in this classic experience - battling it out on the famous cobbles.  This year (2017), is the 101st edition of the Tour of Flanders; and with that, comes some changes to the high endurance paced race.  The route is now a total distance of 259.9km, with 18 stages - progressively turning into short, sharp cobbled climbs.

Paris-Roubaix

A.K.A The Hell of the North - this event is one of the oldest and hardest.  The rhythm of this race is, up, up and awaaaay! Stages 21-29 are going to be nasty on the legs, with a nice 55km stretch of cobbled roads before a Velodrome finish.

Amstel Gold Race

This year marks the 52nd edition of the famous road race.  Starting at the usual spot  at the Markt Maastricht, the route takes many twists and turns around the country, featuring the Cauberg - three times.   And the lucky riders get to tackle all the steepest climbs on the way to the finale of the race, this endurance race is one to watch!

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

A favourite in this office!  Last year King Greg Van Vermaet wasn't so lucky in this edition, coming second to Peter Sagan.  This event takes a different approach to the rest, as it takes place on a circuit that total 200km.  The route is testing as it's a constant uphill battle for the most part.  A great test for the World Champs though!

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal

This event is relatively new in comparison to the others; only beginning in 2010.  A single day edition, just like Grand Prix Quebec.  This too is held on a 200km circuit.