Italian Veteran Luca Paolini Wins Gent-Wevelgem

Wevelgem, Belgium, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - Italian veteran Luca Paolini timed his attack to perfection to take victory at the one-day cobbled classic race Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on Sunday. Last year's Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra took second at the end of the 240km race in dreadful conditions with blustery winds and driving rain as Friday's E3 Harelbeke winner Geraint Thomas came … [Read more...]

German John Degenkolb Wins Gent-Wevelgem Classic

WEVELGEM, Belgium, March 30, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's John Degenkolb of the Giant team won the Gent-Wevelgem spring classic race on Sunday, heaping praise on his teammates for reeling in three peloton escapees. Degenkolb timed 5hr 34min 43sec over the 233km ride to finish ahead of Frenchman Arnaud Demare and Slovakia's defending champion Peter Sagan. "This race is one of the really … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen wins Gent-Wevelgem

Thanks to a wonderful sprint Tom Boonen won the Gent-Wevelgem race for the second time in his career today, following his first success here in 2004 that started the legend of "Tornado Tom". Boonen edged out Daniele Bennati (Team Leopard) and Tyler Farrar (Team Garmin) on the finish line. "It's a great win that boosts the morale of our whole team. Everyone did a fantastic job today” Boonen … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Hincapie Fourth at Gent-Wevelgem

George Hincapie scored his best finish at a Classic since 2008 with fourth place Sunday at Gent-Wevelgem. The U.S. national road champion led out the six-man sprint that was won by Bernhard Eisel (Team HTC-Columbia). Hincapie Pleased With Result Hincapie had not placed in the top five in a one-day classic since running fifth at Ronde van Vlaanderen in 2008. The 11-time Tour de France veteran … [Read more...]

Team BMC: Belgian Races Good Preparation For Flanders

Saturday’s E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem provide the perfect final tests for the BMC Racing Team leading up to next weekend’s top Belgian Classic, the Tour of Flanders. Burghardt, Ballan Eye E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke Riders on the BMC Racing Team have had success before in the Belgium semi-classic E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke. Last year, Marcus Burghardt was 10th … [Read more...]

Boasson Hagen Shines Through The Drizzle At Gent-Wevelgem

WEVELGEM, Belgium, April 8, 2009 (AFP) - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen won the 71st edition of the 203km Gent-Wevelgem cycling road race here on Wednesday. The 21-year-old out-paced Aleksandr Kuschynski of Belarus in a sprint finish, with Matthew Goss (Saxo Bank) claiming third place ahead of Australian compatriot Mathew Hayman (Rabobank). A group of 14 riders formed a breakaway from … [Read more...]