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Dwars door Vlaanderen 2022, the X-ray path: another day full of walls in sight of Flanders


The appetizers of the next Tour of Flanders to be held on Sunday continue. After the Ghent-Wevelgem won by Biniam Girmay, we still remain in Belgium with the Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2022 , won last year by Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos-Grenadiers). Let’s see how these 183.9 kilometers of racing on Wednesday are structured, which foresee several pitfalls.

Not in the first sixty kilometers, starting from Roeselare, which will be essentially flat . In what should be the first hour and a half of the race, there should be no particular jolts, with the group regrouping their energies for the next two thirds of the race, where the real fun will begin.

At kilometer 62 the New Kwaremont will meet them, the first of the thirteen walls of the day on which they will begin to ‘prepare the leg’. In rapid succession, two slightly more demanding roughnesses will arrive, the Zeelstraat and the Knoktenberg-Trieu. From there a circuit will begin, which will lead back to Knoktenberg-Trieu preceded by five other walls such as Stooktestraat, Hotond, Kortekeer, Berg Ten Houte and Kanarieberg.

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From there we head towards Oudenaarde, the traditional arrival city of Flanders, and then head to Waregem, where the arrival is located. But first there are three other walls: first the Ladeuze and the Nokereberg, while the last is the Holstraat, which will cross the line at -8 from the finish. These last three difficulties could be the definitive fuse to the race, with the candidates of the victory trying to do the devil four to aim for success.