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Rist fast men hopes Fernando Gaviria to follow in Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

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Friday is in and around the West-Flemish Koolskamp the 103rd edition of the Championship of Flanders (1.1) is finished. Thus, this is the seventh round of the Napoleon Games Cycling Cup. With LottoNL-Jumbo, Pull-Segafredo, Katsuha-Alpecin and Lotto Soudal come to it this year, only four WorldTourteams at the start.

On the trail, this year not planed. The green light is given from the square of the village of Koolskamp and then head out to the 600-metre-long kasseizone of the Bruggesteenweg. Via Egem do one Trip to the back to Koolskamp to draw where the final stage is drawn is the Tieltsestraat. One round is 11,1 kilometers long. There are seventeen laps.

Last year’s race, the victory was to Fernando Gaviria. The Colombian, of Quick-Step Floors was in a bunch sprint faster than Dylan Groenewegen and Jasper De Buyst. Timothy Dupont was in 2016, the last Belgian winner of the signature yellow sweater with the image of the Flemish Lion for the winner is to play.

Gaviria is there this year. It will probably again look forward to the big men in the peloton. Dylan Groenewegen’d like to do better than last year. André Greipel wants his victory ten years ago in Koolskamp happy about doing it. Timothy Dupont, the last Belgian eindlaureaat, is also of the party, like John Degenkolb, Wouter Wippert, Amaury Capiot, Dries De Bondt, Kenny Dehaes and the recent winner of the GP Wallonie, Jasper Stuyven. Leader in the position of the Napoleon Games Cup, Cees Bol, with his team SEG Racing Academy also at the start.

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