Ghent-Wevelgem 2009: CW's top ten prediction

Ghent Wevelgem 2008

CW reporter Lionel Birnie will be Twittering from the Columbia-Highroad car - go to

Defending champion Oscar Freire is not riding Ghent-Wevelgem on Wednesday, as he is still recovering from his crash at the Tour of California.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.