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Gallery: The favourites come to the fore at a gripping Gent-Wevelgem

One of the last big hit-outs before De Ronde, as seen by our amazing photographers.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 25.03.2024 Photography by
Jered & Ashley Gruber and Kristof Ramon
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If it didn’t already feel like the Spring Classics were here, well, it certainly does now. The Tour of Flanders is less than a week away, and we’ve just seen one of the final dress rehearsals (and a huge race in its own right): Gent-Wevelgem.

You can find out what happened in the women’s and men’s races via those links there, but safe to say the heavy-hitters came out to play. You didn’t open this gallery to get a blow-by-blow, though – you came here to see great photos. So let’s get right to it, courtesy of Kristof Ramon, and Ashley & Jered Gruber.

First up, the men’s race, spanning 253.1 km from Ypres to Wevelgem with a bunch of cobbles and cobbled climbs along the way.

And now we turn our attention to the women’s race which, at 171.2 km, was among the longest one-day races we’ve seen in the Women’s WorldTour.

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