2023 Gent-Wevelgem

Gent-Wevelgem 2023 Start List Confirms Biniam Girmay, Wout Van Aert, More

Gent-Wevelgem 2023 Start List Confirms Biniam Girmay, Wout Van Aert, More

The 2023 Gent-Wevelgem start list confirms 173 cyclists. March 26th, Biniam Girmay will be back to defend, against star riders including Wout Van Aert.

Mar 22, 2023 by Gregor Brown
Gent-Wevelgem: Gravel, Kemmelberg & Girmay

The 2023 Gent-Wevelgem, which covers the gravel plugstreets and cobbled Kemmelberg, start list sees 173 cyclists start the Belgian classic in Flanders. This Sunday, March 26, Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) will be back to defend against stars including Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

2023 Gent-Wevelgem Entry List

Van Aert heads a strong list of Belgian riders with Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny).

Gent-Wevelgem racing, or Ghent-Wevelgem, is live and on demand on FloBikes in the United States, Canada and Australia – with star riders from those countries Magnus Sheffield (INEOS Grenadiers), Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech), and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Dstny).

Australian Ewan will be one of two options for Lotto along with Belgian De Die, and they both captained the Milano-Sanremo team last weekend won by Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

Van der poel will not race, racing the E3 on Friday and building for the Tour of Flanders next Sunday.

Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), second last year, should ride together with van Aert, winner in 2021.

Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AlUla) is another favorite along with past winners Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X). Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies), a three-time winner, will ride his last time in Gent-Wevelgem.

With Tom Pidcock on the mend, Sheffield will have his chance along with powerhouse time trialist Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers), second behind van der Poel last weekend in Milano-Sanremo.

The race covers 260.9km with several small climbs, including multiple times up the Kemmelberg before the long run to Wevelgem.

Last year, Etrian Girmay became the first Black African to win a classic in cycling when he raised his hands in victory.

How To Watch 2023 Gent-Wevelgem

Fans in the United States, Canada and Australia can watch 2023 Gent-Wevelgem, or Ghent-Wevelgem, live and on-demand on FloBikes along with all the events in the Flanders Classics. The race will stream live on FloBikes and the FloSports app.