Men Elite race info
In the middle of the sacred Flemish cycling week, Dwars door Vlaanderen is a fixture on the programme. The men start their race on 29 March, as usual, in Roeselare. Also a fixture is the double passage on the Côte de Trieu. The Hotond and Nokereberg stand twice on the programme. Add to this Berg Ten Houte and numerous cobblestone sections, including the Huisepontweg, two times the Mariaborrestraat and the Herlegemstraat which, just like Nokereberg, are part of the local lap in Waregem. After 11 climbs and eight cobblestone sections, we will know the successor to Mathieu van der Poel on the Verbindingsweg.
Start: Stationsplein in Roeselare – 12:05
Finish: Verbindingsweg in Waregem – around 16:30
Distance: 183,7 km
Looking for all the practical information about Dwars door Vlaanderen? Then download our free fan guide below. In this guide, you can consult the timetable and road map, and you can also read all about mobility and the not-to-be-missed start presentations. Read on quickly and be prepared for the start!
Who will follow in the footsteps of Mathieu van der Poel on Wednesday 29 March? Discover below the provisional start list for a new edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen.
Early in the race, it became clear that Mathieu van der Poel had an ‘hunger’ to race. He roused his legs - and those of the rest of the peloton - for the first time 90 km from the finish. It was no more than a first shot. Berg Ten Houte, however, turned out to be the deciding factor. At 50 km from the finish, the leading group was caught by the Van der Poel group. Campenaerts was the most industrious at the front, but he could not break away and stay ahead. Benoot made the decisive attack 2 km from the finish and got Van der Poel on his wheel. But on the Verbindingsweg, he was no match for the Dutchman who won Dwars door Vlaanderen for the second time.
Dwars door Vlaanderen is more than just a race. Besides the sporting spectacle in the Flemish Ardennes, there's also a lot to do in Roeselare and Waregem. Discover the program below.
The Men Elite will once again start their Dwars door Vlaanderen in Roeselare. This is what the program looks like:
- 10:30: Men Elite team presentation
- 12:05: Start Men Elite
On Wednesday 29 March, Waregem will breathe cycling. We will transform the Hippologgia site into a real fan village where there will be plenty of things to do!
- 13:00: Warming-up DJ
- 13:00 - 14.00: Happy hour
- 13:15: First passage Men Elite
- 13:30: Team presentation Women Elite
- 13:30: Opening Kids bouncy castles village
- 14:45: Start Women Elite
- 15:20: Concert Loredana
- 16:00: Steeple throw
- 16:08: Second passage Men Elite
- 16:30: Live broadcast Women Elite
- 16:30: - 17:30: Happy hour
- 17:20: Passage Women Elite
Discover what we have in store to combine enjoyment and networking during Dwars door Vlaanderen 2023. Read on and discover our VIP formulas. Ready for an unforgettable experience in the middle of the race?
A few days before the pros rev up their legs in Dwars door Vlaanderen, you can explore this WorldTour-level race for yourself. Where will you make your decisive attack on Saturday 18 March?