Ypres - Wevelgem

The 2024 Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields is a hilly race that will take place on Sunday 24 March 2024 at 09:50.The race starts in Ypres and finishes in Wevelgem. Start time is 09:50 with an expected finish at 15:35 (average speed of 44 km/h).

The total distance of the race is 253 km. The race includes 16 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints. The race has a total elevation gain of 1043.3 m with the highest altitude of the race being 159 m. The total descent of the race is -1047.8 m.

- The race will have temperatures between 9 and 11°C, with an average of 10°C.
- No rain is expected.
- The wind will come mainly from W, NW with an average of 29 km/h wind. The maximum wind speed will be 35 km/h with gusts of up to 62 km/h.

The race includes 16 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints.

The neutral start for this race is 5.3 km long with an average gradient of 0.1%.

Veurnestraat is a Cobbles section, which starts at 112.9 km (140.2 km to go) and ends at 114.1 km (138.9 km to go). It has total distance of 1.2 km, and an average gradient of 0.2%, going from 6 to 9 meters of altitude.

Scherpenberg is a Climb, which starts at 154.8 km (98.3 km to go) and ends at 156.3 km (96.7 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 2.6%, going from 53 to 92 meters of altitude.

Baneberg is a Climb, which starts at 160 km (93.1 km to go) and ends at 161.2 km (91.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 6.3%, going from 57 to 138 meters of altitude.

Monteberg is a Climb, which starts at 166 km (87 km to go) and ends at 167.3 km (85.7 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 5%, going from 44 to 111 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 168.2 km (84.8 km to go) and ends at 168.7 km (84.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 11.2%, going from 103 to 159 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Climb, which starts at 168.2 km (84.8 km to go) and ends at 168.7 km (84.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 11.2%, going from 103 to 159 meters of altitude.

Hill 63 is a Gravel section, which starts at 181.3 km (71.7 km to go) and ends at 183.2 km (69.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.9 km, and an average gradient of 0.6%, going from 26 to 36 meters of altitude.

Christmas Truce is a Gravel section, which starts at 183.9 km (69.1 km to go) and ends at 185.3 km (67.7 km to go). It has total distance of 1.4 km, and an average gradient of 0.2%, going from 25 to 27 meters of altitude.

The Catacombs is a Gravel section, which starts at 186.2 km (66.8 km to go) and ends at 186.8 km (66.2 km to go). It has total distance of 0.6 km, and an average gradient of 2.3%, going from 18 to 33 meters of altitude.

Monteberg is a Climb, which starts at 198.3 km (54.7 km to go) and ends at 199.7 km (53.3 km to go). It has total distance of 1.4 km, and an average gradient of 5%, going from 44 to 111 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 200.5 km (52.5 km to go) and ends at 201 km (52 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 11.2%, going from 103 to 159 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Climb, which starts at 200.5 km (52.5 km to go) and ends at 201 km (52 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 11.2%, going from 103 to 159 meters of altitude.

Scherpenberg is a Climb, which starts at 207 km (46 km to go) and ends at 208.5 km (44.5 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 2.6%, going from 53 to 92 meters of altitude.

Baneberg is a Climb, which starts at 212.2 km (40.8 km to go) and ends at 213.5 km (39.5 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 6.2%, going from 56 to 138 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Climb, which starts at 218 km (35.1 km to go) and ends at 218.8 km (34.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 9.2%, going from 79 to 154 meters of altitude.

Kemmelberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 218 km (35.1 km to go) and ends at 218.8 km (34.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 9.2%, going from 79 to 154 meters of altitude.

The final 3 km for this race starts at 250 km, has an average gradient of 0.1%, and reaching 18 m of altitude.