Known for its climb and dicey descent of the Kemmelberg, which was previously the only difficulty in the race, the course features 16 bergs including the Kemmel and a slightly longer parcours.
The early part of the race takes place near Belgium's North Sea coast line, which means high winds often shatters the peloton into bits.
Gent-Wevelgem 2014 will be the 76th staging of the race, which is renowned in cycling circles as the spring classic that best suits the sprinters. This is underlined by its fast and flat finish, but riders must also not underestimate the unpredictable weather conditions or the climbs in the early and middle sections of the race.
Last year's winner Peter Sagan is set to try and defend his title with 2012 winner Tom Boonen also in the mix.