Ghent-Wevelgem to no longer start in Ghent

The Flandrian classic will instead start 80km to the west, in Ypres

Ghent-Wevelgem 2018 (Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Ghent-Wevelgem will no longer start in Ghent, beginning with the 2020 edition, race organisers have confirmed.

Instead, the Belgian one-day race will start 80km away in Ypres, with the Flandrian classic having passed through the town between 1945 to 1991, before being reinstated in 2013.

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