Kuurne – Brussel – Kuurne: preview and lineup - Roompot Charles Cycling Team
Kuurne – Brussel – Kuurne: preview and lineup

Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne is the second Flemish classic on the race program of Roompot – Charles Cycling Team. The race is traditionally scheduled immediately after the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Four ROC cyclists will ride the double: Asselman, Boom, Reinders and van Poppel.

Four of our riders will be at the start of both the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne. Mathias De Witte, Stijn Steels and Sjoerd van Ginneken, who ride the first, will be replaced by Sean De Bie, Senne Leysen and Michael Van Staeyen for the latter. Erik Breukink will take place in the team car on Sunday.

In contrast to most spring classics, Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne is often decided in a bunch sprint. The last noteworthy obstacle along the way, the Nokereberg, is situated at 50 km to the finish. In total the race has thirteen official climbs, of which the Kanarieberg (1000m at 7.7%) and the Côte du Trieu (1260m at 7%) have got the steepest average gradient.

None of the riders who did Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne last year for Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij are in this year’s lineup. For Veranda’s Willems – Crelan, the late Michael Goolaerts was the first rider at the finish line in 2018 (in twentieth place). Mathias De Witte and Huub Duyn were there too, but #KBK19 isn’t on their race list this year. Michael Van Staeyen is record holder at team ROC with six participations. His best result is a 23rd place in 2012.

  • Category: 1.HC
  • Edition: 71
  • Start: 11:45 (Kuurne)
  • Finish: ~ 16:40 (Kuurne)
  • Distance:  201,1 km
  • Terrain: 13 climbs
  • TV: Eurosport, Sporza
  • Weather: 14°, showers
  • Hashtag: #KBK19
  • More information: click here



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