Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024

A pre-Flanders test offers a flatter course for the sprinters

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Dwars door Vlaanderen
Dwars door Vlaanderen
  • Dates 27 Mar
  • Race Length 188 kms
  • Start Roeselare
  • Finish Waregem
  • Race Category Elite Men

Dwars door Vlaanderen Men 2024 overview

The men’s Dwars door Vlaanderen takes place on Wednesday, 27 March and acts as the final pre-Tour of Flanders warm-up race ahead of Sunday’s main event. The midweek race isn’t the most prestigious of the Belgian Classics, but it is important, because of what it can reveal about form ahead of Flanders.

With a less challenging finale than Flanders, Dwars door Vlaanderen often lends itself towards something of a bunch sprint, and the fast men can expect to make it to the finish more easily than they would at Flanders. However, more attacking scenarios are also possible, with the climbs and cobbles offering plenty of chances to break the race apart.

Last year’s winner Christophe Laporte (Visma-Lease a Bike) won’t be present on the start line on Wednesday, and the only other former winner lining up will be Yves Lampaert (Soudal Quick-Step), so there’s a high chance that this race will see a brand new winner. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) will be hoping for a sprint, where he’d be up against the likes of Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty), but riders like Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) and Wout van Aert (Visma-Lease a Bike) will seek to make the race harder.

Dwars door Vlaanderen Men 2024 key information

When is Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024? The men’s Dwars door Vlaanderen will take place on Wednesday, 27 March, the same day as the women’s race.

Where does Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024 take place? Dwars door Vlaanderen starts in Roselare and finishes in Waregem, both towns in West Flanders.

Who won Dwars door Vlaanderen in 2023? Christophe Laporte (Visma-Lease a Bike) won the 2023 edition with a late 4km attack. Oier Lazkano (Movistar) and Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) completed the podium.

When did Dwars door Vlaanderen start? The first Dwars door Vlaanderen took place in 1945, and was won by Belgium’s Rik Van Steenbergen.

Who has the most wins at Dwars door Vlaanderen? No rider has won the race three times, but 14 riders are tied at the top of the list on two wins each.

Dwars door Vlaanderen Men 2024 route: another testing day in Flanders

The 2024 Dwars door Vlaanderen is a 189km one-day race that will see many of the best Classics riders take on a hilly parcours in Flanders. While the race winds its way around many of the familiar towns of the bigger Classics, it avoids those bigger name climbs in favour of punchier, more paved options.

The race begins in Roeselare, with a flat prelude to the southeast making up the first 50km of the race before the climbs start with the Hellestraat with 137km to go. The race then loops into Oudenaarde where the climbs come thick and fast with the next six climbs coming in just 51km. Those climbs, which include the Knokteberg, Kortekeer, Berg Ten Haute and Kanarieberg, make up the middle section of the day and will set up the final push to the line where the final selection will be made.

The last third of the race will see most of the cobbled sectors, with five sectors coming in the last 45km. The climbs are shorter, as well, as the race continues to wind its way around the tight roads of Flanders. The final climb comes with around 10km to go as the race tackles the paved way up through the town of Nokere, while the last cobbled section comes with just 6km to go on the flat run back to Waregem for the finish.

Dwars door Vlaanderen climbs:

Hellestraat

Volkegemberg

Hotond

Knokteberg

Kortekeer

Berg Ten Houte

Kanarieberg

Knokteberg-Trieu

Hotond
Ladeuze

Nokereberg

Nokere

Dwars door Vlaanderen cobbles:

Varentstraat

Holleweg

Maria Borrestraat x2

Doom

Huisepointweg

Herlegemstraat x2

Which teams are racing the 2024 Dwars door Vlaanderen?

The Dwars door Vlaanderen is a WorldTour race and will see the full collection of 18 WorldTour teams take on the race. Seven ProTour teams will also be at the race making up the full 25-team peloton of 175 riders.

WorldTour teams:

Alpecin-Deceuninck

Arkéa-B&B Hotels

Astana Qazaqstan

Bahrain Victorious

Bora-Hansgrohe

Cofidis

Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale

EF Education-EasyPost

Groupama-FDJ

Ineos Grenadiers

Intermarché-Wanty

Lidl-Trek

Movistar Team

Soudal Quick-Step

dsm-firmenich PostNL

Jayco AlUla

Visma-Lease a Bike

UAE Team Emirates

ProTour teams:

Lotto Dstny

Israel-Premier Tech

Uno-X Mobility

Flanders-Baloise

TotalEnergies

Bingoal WB

Q36.5 Pro Cycling

What happened at the Dwars door Vlaanderen in 2023?

Christophe Laporte won the 2023 race ahead of Oier Lazkano and Neilson Powless. Laporte won solo after attacking a small group in the final of the race, using team tactics with Tiesj Benoot. Oier Lazkano was the breakout rider of the day after his race-long breakaway made it to just 6km to go before he attacked again with Neilson Powless behind Christophe Laporte and sticking it to the line to take second on the day.

Dwars door Vlaanderen's previous winners

2023 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma
2022 Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck
2021 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
2019 Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus
2018 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep
2017 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
2016 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto–Soudal
2015 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
2014 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
2013 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
2012 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
2011 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank-SunGard
2010 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank
2009 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step
2008 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis
2007 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic
2006 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen
2005 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-T Interim
2004 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2003 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo
2002 Baden Cooke (Aus) Française des Jeux
2001 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
2000 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Team Memory Card-Jack & Jones
1999 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
1998 Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Bricobi
1997 Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar-Isoglass
1996 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites
1995 Jelle Nijdam (Ned) TVM-Polis Direct
1994 Carlo Bomans (Bel) GB-MG Maglificio
1993 Johan Museeuw (Bel) GB-MG Maglificio
1992 Olaf Ludwig (Ger) Panasonic-Sportlife
1991 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel) Buckler-Colnago-Decca
1990 Edwig Van Hooydonck (Bel) Buckler-Colnago-Decca
1989 Dirk De Wolf (Bel) Hitachi
1988 John Talen (Ned) Panasonic-Isostar-Colnago-Agu
1987 Jelle Nijdam (Ned) Superconfex-Kwantum-Yoko-Colnago
1986 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel) Panasonic-Merckx-Agu
1985 Eddy Planckaert (Bel) Panasonic-Raleigh
1984 Walter Planckaert (Bel) Panasonic-Raleigh
1983 Etienne De Wilde (Bel) La Redoute-Motobécane
1982 Jan Raas (Ned) TI-Raleigh
1981 Frank Hoste (Bel) TI-Raleigh
1980 Johan van der Meer (Ned) HB Alarmsystemen
1979 Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck (Bel) IJsboerke-Warncke
1978 Jos Schipper (Ned) Marc Zeepcentrale-Superia
1977 Walter Planckaert (Bel) Maes-Mini Flat
1976 Willy Planckaert (Bel) Maes-Rokado
1975 Cees Priem (Ned) Frisol-G.B.C.
1974 Louis Verreydt (Bel) IJsboerke-Colner
1973 Roger Loysch (Bel) Watney-Maes
1972 Marc Demeyer (Bel) Beaulieu-Flandria
1970 Daniël Vanryckeghem (Bel) Mann-Grundig
1969 Eric Leman (Bel) Flandria-De Clerck-Krüger
1968 Walter Godefroot (Bel) Flandria-De Clerck
1967 Daniël Vanryckeghem (Bel) Mann-Grundig
1966 Walter Godefroot (Bel) Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1965 Alfons Hermans (Bel) Lamot-Libertas
1964 Piet van Est (Ned) Televizier
1963 Clément Roman (Bel) Faema-Flandria
1962 Martin Van Geneugden (Bel) Flandria-Faema-Clément
1961 Maurice Meuleman (Bel) Wiel's-Flandria
1960 Arthur Decabooter (Bel) Groene Leeuw
1959 Roger Baens (Bel) Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
1958 André Vlayen (Bel) Elvé-Peugeot-Marvan
1957 Noël Foré (Bel) Groene Leeuw
1956 Lucien Demunster (Bel) Elvé-Peugeot
1955 Briek Schotte (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1954 Germain Derycke (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1953 Briek Schotte (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1952 André Maelbrancke (Bel) Peugeot-Dunlop
1951 Raymond Impanis (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1950 André Rosseel (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1949 Raymond Impanis (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1948 André Rosseel (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1947 Albert Sercu (Bel) Bertin-Wolber
1946 Maurice Desimpelaere (Bel) Alcyon-Dunlop
1945 Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel) Mercier-Hutchinson

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