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Gent-Wevelgem Sportive

28.08.2021

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Over the last weeks and months, we have moved heaven and earth to welcome you and many others again at the start of Ghent-Wevelgem Cyclo on Saturday 27th of March. However, we now have to be face the facts and conclude that it is unrealistic to organise Ghent-Wevelgem Cyclo at the end of March in view of the current situation and the evolution of the coronavirus. We were very sad having to make this decision because we were very much looking forward to it too, just like you!

That is why we have decided together with the authorities and law enforcement involved to focus all our attention on a new date in summer, and to organise Ghent-Wevelgem Cyclo on Saturday 28th August 2021.

It will feature the same iconic hills, the same legendary “Plugstreets” and the same passion, that’s a promise. What’s more, you will be able to get your shorts out of the wardrobe for this occasion considering the time of year.

Participants registered for 2020 have received a personal email asking them to reconfirm their registration for August 2021 or March 2022. At this moment, it is not possible for new registrants to sign up for August 2021.

FAQ

What happens if the event cannot go ahead in August 2021 after all?

In that case, the registrations for August 2021 will be transferred to March 2022.

Can I transfer or sell my registration to somebody else?

You can do so on your own initiative. Please contact info@peloton.be before 1 August 2021.

Can I change my distance?

If you would like to switch to a shorter distance, please contact info@peloton.be before 1 August 2021. If you would like to switch to a longer distance, we can help you with that at the information desk on site. You will be able to pay the difference on site.

I received my e-ticket by mail in March 2020. What should I do with it?

That e-ticket is no longer valid and can be destroyed. You will receive a completely new e-ticket for the following editions.

I was not registered for the Ghent-Wevelgem Cyclo 2020 edition but would like to take part in 2021 or 2022. Is that possible?

That is currently not possible. We are waiting to see how the situation evolves and will assess later on whether it is possible to accept new participants.

I was registered for the 2020 edition but do not wish to take part anymore in 2021 or 2022.

You can sell your registration on your own initiative and pass on the details of the new participant via info@peloton.be before 1 August. If you are unable to participate in 2021 or 2022 for professional, medical or any other urgent personal reasons, then you can contact us on info@peloton.be and provide a valid certificate.

Feel Like a Pro

Gent-Wevelgem takes its riders through Flanders Fields, the battlefield of the Great War. Riders describe the experience as a hellish day on the bicycle during which the wind in particular has a major influence. Once the riders have reached De Moeren, the battle really breaks out. The Plugstreets provide tension that is finally released on Kemmmelberg. Can you fend off the wind like no other? And will you, like Alexander Kristoff in 2019, go on the attack on your own in order to survive the selection? Ride Like a Pro, Feel Like a Pro!

ROUTE

Your date with history starts in Wevelgem. The longest tour (225 km) will take you on a ride past historic monuments, interspersed with sporting challenges. Just like the professional riders, you too will battle the wind in De Moeren and eat dust on the Plugstreets. Hill 63 and Christmas Truce are just two of the many iconic locations on your route. For example a passage under the world-famous Menin Gate. Enjoy the ride and above all do not forget to eat enough, because we are going to climb the number-one hill of the Heuvelland: Kemmelberg. Add to that climbs such as the Monteberg and Baneberg, and you will be more than happy to reach the finish arch in Wevelgem.

To give everyone the opportunity to experience the story associated with Gent-Wevelgem to the full, we are also offering shorter tours to give riders a sporting acquaintance with the Great War. During the tours of 140, 95 and 65 km, we are easing up on the challenges for you a little, but we will still be immersing you just as much in a slice of world history.

GPX downloads will be available 2 days in advance through Route You.

These iconic elements are part and parcel of your tour:

Discover the highlights

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

PARTICIPATION PACKAGE

  • Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
  • Assistants to sign the way / the start/finish
  • Plenty of provisions* at each checkpoint, offering Etixx sports nutrition and drinks, water and a wide choice of fruit and biscuits
  • Technical assistance and breakdown service
  • Info card showing the hills, cobblestone sections and provisions zones
  • Excellent signage along the route
  • Medical service at every checkpoint and at the finish
  • Secured bicycle shed
  • Changing rooms with showers
  • Time and video recording for each participant

(Subject to all applicable Corona measures)

* Provisions on production of number plate only! Participants without a number plate will not be admitted to the race circuit.

Accommodations

Mobile homes: Toekomststraat 45, 8560 Wevelgem

A mobile home parking is provided at Toekomststraat 45 in Wevelgem (parking Global Estate Group). Please note: you can only park here, there are no accommodations, electricity or water connections available.

START & FINISH

Start

Sint-Pauluscollege
Vanackerestraat 16
Wevelgem

  • 225 km: 7.00 - 8.00 a.m.
  • 140 km: 7.30 - 10.00 a.m.
  • 95 km: 7.30 - 11.00 a.m.
  • 65 km: 7.30 - 11.00 a.m.

Finish

Sint-Pauluscollege
Vanackerestraat 16
Wevelgem

The last provisions stand closes at 5:30 p.m. If you arrive later we will not be able to consider you as an official participant and you will be required to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Wevelgem officially closes at 6:30 p.m.

Etixx Sports Nutrition

To support you optimally during the selection of your most appropriate nutrition to help energy levels, hydration, muscle increase, recuperation,... before, during and after training and in the lead-up to a race, please have a look here.

We would like to guide you with this specific and adapted nutritional schedule for the Gent-Wevelgem Sportive, with an indication on where the refreshment stations are located.

You can find a general nutritional schedule below.

Etixx voedingsschema

Don't forget: a good preparation is half the battle! GOOD LUCK!

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CHARITY: VZW STOP DARMKANKER

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And your contribution can be life-saving. While signing up you have the possibility to donate 5, 10 or 15 euro to vzw Stop Darmkanker.

More information on www.stopdarmkanker.be

Sportograf

SPORTOGRAF.COM is the official photo service of the Gent-Wevelgem Sportive. These photographers have acquired a good reputation in recent years with their fully digital service and competitive prizes.

In view of the fact that they themselves are active cyclists, they have an outstanding feeling from the perspective of the participant.

Find your pictures here after the event.

Contact

We are very much interested in how you have experienced our event. Please send us your remarks, reactions or ideas. We would love to hear from you.

ORGANISATION & PRESS

Peloton
Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808
9000 Gent
Belgium
Peloton