The 75th edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen will take place in exactly 100 days. On Wednesday 1 April, the Elite Men will start in Roeselare for a 180 km race to Waregem. Because of road works, an additional hill, the Kanarieberg, will be integrated in the course in 2020.
The 75th and thus anniversary edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen, just like last year, consists of 180 km. In 2020 the riders have to tackle 4 cobbled sections and 13 hills. The Kluisberg will not only open the hill zone in 2020, but will also be climbed on 2 sides.
By tradition, the Knokteberg plays a key role with 2 passages. Newcomer in 2019, the reconstructed Berg Ten Houte, will be maintained next year. Novelty in the final is the Kanarieberg at 45 km from the finish line. After the ascent of the duo Taaienberg and Berg Ten Houte, the riders will ride through Ronse and the Kanarieberg to the 2nd ascent of the Knokteberg.
Via the cobblestones of the Varent, ascents of the Vossenhol and the Holstraat, it heads towards Nokere. With the Nokereberg as the final climb of the day and the cobbled section in the Herlegemstraat, the peloton makes its way to Waregem where a successor for Mathieu van der Poel will be known around 17h00.
For the Elite Women, who will no longer start in Tielt but in Waregem on 1 April 2020, these road works will have no impact on the planned route where Mariaborrestraat, Steenbeekdries and Taaienberg mark the final. They also pass the Vossenhol, Holstraat, Nokereberg and the cobblestones in the Herlegemstraat on their way to the finish. After 106 km, the Elite Women will also decide in exactly 100 days who will be the successor of Ellen van Dijk on the Verbindingsweg in Waregem.