Dwars door Vlaanderen 2017 odds
The 2017 edition of Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) will take place on March 22nd. The start traditionally takes place in Roeselaere and the finish is located in Waregem. The race is the first of a series of four Belgian one-day races. The E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders all take place in following few weeks. The winner of the race will succeed Jens Debusschere who clinched the victory for Lotto-Soudal in 2016.
Dwars door Vlaanderen in 2017 includes twelve slopes and are scrambling in total accounted for 11.42 kilometers. Moreover, it is blown some 10 kilometers spread over nine cobblestones. Five of said strips are located uphill, so they form part of one of the twelve climbs.
The trail is an almost exact copy of that of last year. The only difference is the 800 meters on cobblestones in the Herlegemstraat. The new strip, 6.7 km from the finish, will give some extra spice in the final
After the start in Roeselare, it takes more than 90 kilometers pops up before the first hurdle: the New Kwaremont. And again a sloppy 20 kilometers later crack Flemish violence only really loose on the cobblestones of the Kattenberg. The climb goes directly into a 1.5 kilometer long cobble and short on track again 1.7 kilometers of cobblestones. Only after the Berendries, Valkenberg, Eikenberg and Taaienberg returns the rest to go back.
For any means 16 kilometers and then it goes loose with the famous couple Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg. Through the longest cobble of Dwars door Vlaanderen bump the riders then on to the Vosssenhol and Holstraat and then comes all the climbing an end to the 500-meter and even cobbled climb on Nokereberg (for all lengths and gradients of slopes slideshow here under).
At the top of the Nokereberg there is still a small 10 kilometers. Only the cobblestones of the Herlegemstraat still and 6.7 kilometers then we know who has won Dwars door Vlaanderen 2017.
The organization of Dwars Door Vlaanderen has unveiled the last four teams to receive a wildcard for the Belgian WorldTour race: Israel Cycling Academy, Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect and Verandas Willems Crelan will all make their appearance in the race, which is one of the new events on the UCI WorldTour calendar.
The four join Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Cofidis, Direct Energie and Gazprom-Rusvelo, which had already been handed their wildcards. In addition to these nine invitees, a total of 16 WorldTour teams take part in the race.
The paved classic, which this season joined the calendar WorldTour , will have at its start almost all the teams in the first division. From the start they gave up only Team Sky and Dimension Data.
The rate will complete four local Sport Vlaanderen, Veranclassic, Verandas Willems and shrouds and Cofidis (Fra), Direct Energie (Fra), Cycling Academy (Isr), Gazprom- Rusvelo (Rus) and Roompot (Ned).
One of the fast men to keep an eye on is Arnaud Démare. He was recently very strong in Paris-Nice and wore a few days the leader's jersey. Other sprinters at the start, Michael Matthews, John Degenkolb, Fernando Gaviria, Jean-Pierre Drucker and Dylan Groenewegen, who will have to deal with Flandriens as Oliver Naesen, Sep Vanmarcke, Jasper Stuyven and specialists Lars Boom and Dylan Groenewegen.