The 76th edition of Nokere Koerse (1.Pro, 16/03), will bring the riders this Wednesday from Deinze to Nokereberg (350m at 5,7%) in 189 kilometer with 27 cobble sections.
During the first 78 kilometer preceding the local laps in Nokere, the riders have to cover the Holleweg, the first cobble section after 26 kilometer, the Varent, the Tiegemberg and the Petegemberg. After a first passage on the finish line, the peloton will start four laps of 27.9 kilometer with seven cobble sections.
Belgian rider Tom Devriendt, who took three top ten finishes in the sprint this season, accompanies five of the six riders from last Sunday’s Tour of Drenthe. Next to Boy van Poppel (3rd in 2012 and 4th in 2019), the selection directed by Hilaire Van der Schueren and Frederik Veuchelen is composed of Barnabás Peák, who finished second in Hoogeveen, Gerben Thijssen, Kévin van Melsen and Julius Johansen.
Kevin Van Melsen
Boy Van Poppel
Hilaire Van der Schueren