Muur van Geraardsbergen returns to spring line-up, but not where you think

The iconic cobbled climb will appear in the 2016 edition of the Three Days of De Panne for the first time

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(Image credit: Watson)

The Muur van Geraardsbergen is set to be included in the route of the Three Days of De Panne for the first time this year, which coincides with the 40th edition of the early season race.

The Muur, which was a decisive part of the Tour of Flanders for years before the finish was moved from Meerbeke to Oudenaarde in 2012, will by climbed twice on the opening stage of the Three Days.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.