The Hardest Gent Wevelgem Ever? | The Cycling Race News Show

Published on April 1st 2019


It’s been the busiest week of the professional cycling season so far - Cobbled Classics season is in full swing with the one day of De Panne, E3 Binckbank and Gent Wevelgem. The climbers hit their stride at the Volta Catalunya, Mitchelton Scott dominate at the Coppi e Bartali, and we’ve got the British National E-Racing Championships. GCN Winter Sale - Up To 50% Off: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: But we shall start with Gent Wevelgem. In what was probably the most exciting race of the season so far, Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates nabbed the victory after out-sprinting a 30 man group at the end of 251km’s of racing. It’s a race which is often seen to favour the sprinters, but I think that reputation takes away from just how hard this race is, and this year’s edition was as hard as any. And I have proof for you - firstly Matteo Trentin said it was the hardest edition of the race he’d ever done, secondly, it was the fastest ever edition of the race at over 46kph, thirdly, it was on from the gun, splitting in the crosswinds with the front group averaging close to 51kph for the first two and a half hours, and fourthly, according to Velon data, Kristoff’s AVERAGE power for 5 and a half hours, was 345w. I mean, he’s a big lad, but that is just incredible. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Ollie's Sa Calobra Challenge Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /