The matches at the men and the women, respectively 21 and 22 march will be in the Three-day Bruges-De Panne has a fully refurbished trail ridden, as were the organisers Wednesday announced.
Now that the contest is no three-day stage race more is asked of the shift to a one day race to a parcourswijziging. “For both races I opted for a secure route. The wind will play a major role in the new Three day of De Panne, especially with the passage of the infamous Nuts. Also kasseizones and some of the slopes were inserted into the contest for men,” explains course builder Chris Van Cleven.
“On Wednesday the 21st of march, we leave at 11: 30 a.m. from the Market square of Bruges for a loop around the city centre to Jabbeke and Ichtegem to Work to attract, where after 37 km course with the Steenstraat is a first heavy kasseizone follows. Also later in Boezinge, there are cobblestones on the menu, and after about 80 kilometers of racing, the Monteberg, Kemmelberg, Rodeberg, Vidaigneberg and Sulferberg. Then follow flat roads with the passage of the Nuts. The finish line in De Panne is reached after 151 kilometers and then followed two local laps of 25 miles with the infamous Nuts in the circulation.”
In the women’s follows a day later the finish line after 153 kilometres on the Zeelaan in De Panne.