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2023 Gent - Wevelgem (World Tour), Belgium

Ghent - Wevelgem (English), Gand - Wevelgem (French)

85th edition: Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Ypres - Wevelgem, 260.9 km

Christophe Laporte & Wout van Aert make it a Jumbo-Visma 1-2.

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Weather at the finish city of Wevelgem at 1:25 PM, local time: 7C (45F), rain, with the wind from the north at 11 km/hr (7 mph). The rain is forecast to continue all afternoon.

The race: Here is the report from winner Christophe Laporte's Team Jumbo-Visma.

Christophe Laporte and Wout van Aert performed a beautiful show to take Gent-Wevelgem. The Team Jumbo-Visma duo rode away from the peloton with more than fifty kilometres to go, and were never seen again. In the streets of Wevelgem, the two crossed the line together, with Laporte being the first to cross the finish line.

Laporte and Nathan Van Hooydonck rode together in a strong breakaway group of escapees at more than seventy kilometres from the finish. After the group of around twenty riders was reabsorbed by the peloton, Van Aert and Laporte took off together on the Kemmelberg.

The duo rode together and built a ten second lead in no time. The group behind tried to close them down, but they simply had no measure on the Belgian-French tandem. Instead of the peloton getting closer, the lead only increased.

It is Laporte's first win of the season. This brings the Team Jumbo-Visma counter to nineteen victories in 2023. It is the first time in the history of cycling that a rider from the same team has won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, E3 Saxo Classic and Gent-Wevelgem in the same season.

It's a wet day in Belgium. Photo: Getty Sport.

Winner Laporte was proud of himself and the team afterwards. “I can now say that I have won a great classic. Without detracting from any of my previous victories, this is one of the best victories of my career. I was already close last year, but I finally did it now. I am genuinely proud, also of the excellent work of the entire team. My gratitude to Wout is so great. That such a great champion puts his hand on his heart and grants me the victory is indescribable. Maybe it looked easy to the outside world, but I can say that we really suffered today. The circumstances didn't make it easy, but it's all worth it. This is a nice prelude to next week, hopefully we can take our form to the next races”, Laporte looked ahead.

Sep Vanmarcke finishes third. Photo: Sprint Cycling

“This is truly unbelievable”, Van Aert could hardly comprehend his team's feat. “This victory is very much due to Christophe. He is such a great team player that it was an easy decision for me. He is not only a colleague, but also a very good friend. I have not forgotten all that he has done for me in the past. A few days ago we were talking about last year's E3 Saxo Classic when we also crossed the finish line together. We said something so unique would probably never happen again. Now we're doing it again. It is hard to believe that we succeeded in this strong field. Everything came together today, with our plan unfolding perfectly. I will remember the moment we crossed the line together for a long time. To me, this feels like a collective victory.”

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Complete results:


260.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.770 km/hr

1 Christophe Laporte Jumbo-Visma 5hr 49min 39sec
2 Wout Van Aert Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Sep Vanmarcke Israel-Premier Tech @ 1min 56sec
4 Frederik Frison Lotto Dstny s.t.
5 Mads Pedersen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
7 Alexis Renard Cofidis 2:04
8 Olav Kooij Jumbo-Visma s.t.
9 Danny Van Poppel BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
10 Daniel Mclay Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
11 Pascal Ackermann UAE Team Emirates s.t.
12 John Degenkolb Team DSM s.t.
13 Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
14 Tim Merlier Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
15 Rasmus Tiller Uno-X s.t.
16 Nathan Van Hooydonck Jumbo-Visma s.t.
17 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Dstny s.t.
18 Oliver Naesen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
19 Nikias Arndt Bahrain Victorious s.t.
20 Nils Politt BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
21 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 2:08
22 Brent Van Moer Lotto Dstny 3:25
23 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
24 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
25 Søren Wærenskjold Uno-X 3:33
26 Alex Kirsch Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Florian Sénéchal Soudal Quick-Step 3:35
28 Bert Van Lerberghe Soudal Quick-Step 3:40
29 Luca Mozzato Arkéa-Samsic 3:41
30 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
31 Christophe Noppe Cofidis s.t.
32 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
33 Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
34 Pierre Gautherat Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
35 Piet Allegaert Cofidis s.t.
36 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
37 Marijn Van Den Berg EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
38 Magnus Sheffield INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
39 Marco Haller BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
40 Valentin Retailleau Ag2r-Citroën 3:48
41 Tom Van Asbroeck Israel-Premier Tech 5:18
42 Arnaud De Lie Lotto Dstny 5:26
43 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious s.t.
44 Dylan Groenewegen Jayco-AlUla 5:54
45 Laurenz Rex Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
46 Gleb Syritsa Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
47 Sam Watson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
48 Dries Van Gestel TotalEnergies s.t.
49 Andrea Pasqualon Bahrain Victorious s.t.
50 Vito Braet Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
51 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
52 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Ben Turner INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
54 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
55 Martin Urianstad Uno-X s.t.
56 Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
57 Owain Doull EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
58 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
59 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
60 Johan Jacobs Movistar s.t.
61 Tim Wellens UAE Team Emirates s.t.
62 Luke Durbridge Jayco-AlUla s.t.
63 Elmar Reinders Jayco-AlUla s.t.
64 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
65 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Bingoal-WB s.t.
66 Caleb Ewan Lotto Dstny 6:00
67 Yves Lampaert Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
68 Søren Kragh Andersen Alpecin-Deceuninck 6:21
69 Alexander Kristoff Uno-X 10:42
70 Cériel Desal Bingoal-WB s.t.
71 Cédric Beullens Lotto Dstny s.t.
72 Jens Reynders Israel-Premier Tech 11:18
73 Wesley Kreder Cofidis s.t.
74 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
75 Kim Heiduk INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
76 Alexander Krieger Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
77 Tim Van Dijke Jumbo-Visma s.t.
78 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
79 Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ s.t.
80 Colin Joyce Human Powered Health s.t.
81 Timo Roosen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
82 Max Walscheid Cofidis s.t.
83 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
84 Zdenek Stybar Jayco-AlUla s.t.
85 Greg Van Avermaet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
86 Luka Mezgec Jayco-AlUla s.t.
87 Jenthe Biermans Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
88 Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-WB s.t.
89 Kelland O'Brien Jayco-AlUla s.t.
90 Silvan Dillier Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
91 Mike Teunissen Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
92 David Dekker Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
93 Kasper Asgreen Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
94 Edward Theuns Trek-Segafredo s.t.
95 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Dstny s.t.
96 Robbe Ghys Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
97 Biniam Girmay Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
98 Daan Hoole Trek-Segafredo s.t.


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Race map & profile:

2023 Gent-Wevelgem map & profile

2023 Gent-Wevelgem photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti.

With the exception of the final finish photo, these were all taken on the cobbled Kemmelberg climb.

Gianni Vermeersch

Pascal Ackermann

Thomas Scully

Alexander Kristoff

Wout van Aert

Christophe Laporte

Christophe Laporte & Wout van Aert

Wout van Aert & Chrstophe Laporte have left everyone else behind. Laporte (on right) was the winner.

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Start list with back numbers, March 25, 2023:

174 riders listed to start. DS = Directeur Sportif (team director)

DS Steven De Neef
1 Biniam Girmay
2 Baptiste Planckaert
3 Laurenz Rex
4 Hugo Page
5 Boy Van Poppel
6 Mike Teunissen
7 Taco Van Der Hoorn
DS Tom Steels
11 Tim Merlier
12 Yves Lampaert
13 Kasper Asgreen
14 Fabio Jakobsen
15 Tim Declercq
16 Florian Sénéchal
17 Bert Van Lerberghe
DS Frederik Willems
21 Jasper Philipsen
22 Silvan Dillier
23 Robbe Ghys
24 Søren Kragh Andersen
25 Alexander Krieger
26 Maurice Ballerstedt
27 Gianni Vermeersch
DS Maarten Wynants
31 Wout Van Aert
32 Christophe Laporte
33 Olav Kooij
34 Timo Roosen
35 Tim Van Dijke
36 Jos Van Emden
37 Nathan Van Hooydonck
DS Julien Jurdie
41 Greg Van Avermaet
42 Pierre Gautherat
43 Lawrence Naesen
44 Oliver Naesen
45 Valentin Retailleau
46 Damien Touzé
47 Stan Dewulf
DS Steven De Jongh
51 Jasper Stuyven
52 Toms Skujins
53 Daan Hoole
54 Alex Kirsch
55 Mads Pedersen
56 Otto Vergaerde
57 Edward Theuns
DS Stefano Zanini
61 Mark Cavendish
62 Yevgeniy Gidich
63 Leonardo Basso
64 Yevgeniy Fedorov
65 Dmitriy Gruzdev
66 Davide Martinelli
67 Gleb Syritsa
DS Enrico Poitschke
71 Matej Mohoric
72 Kamil Gradek
73 Jonathan Milan
74 Nikias Arndt
75 Andrea Pasqualon
76 Filip Maciejuk
77 Fred Wright
DS Jean-Pierre Heynderickx
81 Sam Bennett
82 Marco Haller
83 Shane Archbold
84 Jordi Meeus
85 Ryan Mullen
86 Nils Politt
87 Danny Van Poppel
DS Alain Deloeuil
91 Piet Allegaert
92 Simone Consonni
93 Wesley Kreder
94 Christophe Noppe
95 Max Walscheid
96 Alexis Renard
97 Jelle Wallays
DS Andreas Klier
101 Alberto Bettiol
102 Stefan Bissegger
103 Owain Doull
104 Marijn Van Den Berg
105 Jonas Rutsch
106 Thomas Scully
107 Lukasz Wisniowski
DS Frederic Guesdon
111 Arnaud Démare
112 Lewis Askey
113 Stefan Küng
114 Olivier Le Gac
115 Fabian Lienhard
116 Jake Stewart
117 Sam Watson
DS Roger Hammond
121 Filippo Ganna
122 Kim Heiduk
123 Michal Kwiatkowski
124 Jhonnatan Narvaez
125 Magnus Sheffield
126 Connor Swift
127 Ben Tulett
DS Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta
131 Fernando Garcia
132 Iván García Cortina
134 Johan Jacobs
135 Mathias Norsgaard
136 Lluis Mas
137 Ivan Romeo
DS Sebastien Hinault
141 Kevin Ledanois
142 Andrii Ponomar
143 David Dekker
144 Jenthe Biermans
145 Daniel Mclay
146 Luca Mozzato
147 Clément Russo
DS Philip West
151 John Degenkolb
152 Sean Flynn
153 Pavel Bittner
154 Tobias Lund Andresen
155 Nils Eekhoff
156 Casper Van Uden
157 Kevin Vermaerke
DS Mathew Hayman
161 Dylan Groenewegen
162 Luka Mezgec
163 Luke Durbridge
164 Elmar Reinders
165 Campbell Stewart
166 Zdenek Stybar
167 Kelland O'Brien
DS Marco Marcato
171 Tim Wellens
172 Pascal Ackermann
173 Matteo Trentin
174 Stake Laengen Vegard
175 Felix Gros
176 Rui Oliveira
177 Mikkel Bjerg
DS Nikolas Maes
181 Arnaud De Lie
182 Caleb Ewan
183 Cédric Beullens
184 Jasper De Buyst
185 Frederik Frison
186 Brent Van Moer
187 Florian Vermeersch
DS Walter Planckaert
191 Ruben Apers
193 Vito Braet
194 Alex Colman
195 Sander De Pestel
196 Milan Fretin
197 Jules Hesters
198 Aaron Van Poucke
DS Christophe Detilloux
201 Louis Blouwe
202 Dorian De Maeght
203 Ludovic Robeet
204 Cériel Desal
205 Luca Van Boven
206 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
207 Julian Mertens
DS Hendrik Redant
211 Stephen Bassett
212 Adam De Vos
213 Colin Joyce
214 Bart Lemmen
215 Ben Perry
216 Sebastian Schönberger
217 Gijs Van Hoecke
DS Steve Bauer
221 Sep Vanmarcke
222 Hugo Houle
223 Derek Gee
224 Jens Reynders
225 Tom Van Asbroeck
226 Guy Sagiv
227 Rick Zabel
DS Gino Van Oudenhove
231 Alexander Kristoff
232 Louis Bendixen
233 Martin Urianstad Bugge
234 Erik Resell
235 Søren Wærenskjold
236 William Blume Levy
237 Rasmus Tiller
DS Jan Valach
241 Peter Sagan
242 Edvald Boasson-Hagen
243 Daniel Oss
244 Sandy Dujardin
245 Geoffrey Soupe
246 Anthony Turgis
247 Dries Van Gestel