The series of end of the season classics continues this weekend with three races on Belgian soil: the Flemish Championship (1.1, 17/09) on Friday, the Primus Classic (1.Pro, 18/09) on Saturday and the Gooikse Pijl (1.1, 19/09) on Sunday. Only one of those three races took place in 2020 and it was Danny Van Poppel who offered Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert the victory in a bunch sprint in the Gooikse Pijl.
This Sunday, the riders under the sportive direction of Hilaire Van der Schueren and Aike Visbeek will try to defend Danny van Poppel‘s title, winner of the previous Gooikse Pijl. After the start in Halle, the peloton rides straight to the finish in Gooik, where eight laps of 21.8 kilometer await them. Former winner Danny van Poppel will be accompanied by Dutch trainee Stijn Daemen, Tom Devriendt, Ludwig De Winter, Wesley Kreder, Boy van Poppel and Loïc Vliegen.
Ludwig De Winter
Boy van Poppel
Danny van Poppel
Hilaire Van der Schueren