The organization of the six days of Ghent (13-18 november) Wednesday the names of six topkoppels announced. Outgoing winners Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw will be their title, not defend it.
De Ketele will on the part of Robbe Ghys drive, The Peacock is a duo with Lindsay De Vylder. De Ketele and the War were in August in Glasgow still European champion ploegkoers. Audience favorite Iljo Keisse will in ‘t Cup ride on the side of the Italian Elia Viviani, on the road Quick-Step Floors also are ploegmakker. And also the German world champion Roger Kluge and Theo Reinardt will their rainbow jersey show in Ghent. Finally, forms also the Dutchmen Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga a very strong couple with a chance to win the gold.
The women will be on the two-day (Friday: points race, Saturday: omnium) Jolien D’hoore and Kirsten Wild to participate. The Netherlands is the reigning world champion on both parts.
The city of Ghent has invested for the edition of 2018 additional safety and comfort. “The six-day, is The heritage that we must cherish”, explained deputy of Sports Resul Tapmaz. “We are proud that we play our part in this success story can contribute in the ‘kuipke’, to continue to invest, mainly to the comfort and safety of the riders and the spectators to increase. This year there is, therefore, a transparent boarding around the central square were built.”