The first round of the Gazet van Antwerpen Trophy, the Koppenbergcross which takes place tomorrow, November 1, will see not one but two previous winners of the Belgian spring classic, Gent-Wevelgem.
After Frank Vandenbroucke agreed to take part in the event earlier this month, 2007 Gent-Wevelgem winner, Marcus Burghardt will also take part in the prestigious event.
Burghardt has had a successful season this year, Taking the win in Gent-Wevelgem as well as being active in the Tour of Flanders and riding prominently in the Tour de France.
The 24 year old German will not arrive unprepared for the event after taking part in a 'cross in the Swiss town of Steinmaur last Sunday. Burghardt plans to take part in more 'cross races later in the year as preperation for the 2008 road season.