An Insider’s Preview: Jolien D’hoore on the explosive parcours of the Flanders Worlds Championships

LEUVEN BELGIUM SEPTEMBER 23 LR Lotte Kopecky of Belgium Jesse Vandenbulcke of Belgium Valerie Demey of Belgium and Kim De Baat of Belgium during the 94th UCI Road World Championships 2021 Training flanders2021 on September 23 2021 in Leuven Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Members of the Belgian team out training for their home nation World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 157km elite women’s race and the 267.7km elite men's event will bring the curtain down on nine days of racing at the UCI Road World Championships in Belgium this weekend. In an interview with Cyclingnews, Ghent native Jolien D’hoore gives us an insider’s perspective of the important route details, including the decisive climbs and two technical circuits – Leuven and Flandrien – that set the stage for the final explosive days of racing in the cycling-enthusiastic region of Flanders.

“There will be a lot of spectators, really crazy, here in Belgium. The circuit is nice for the fans because there are many different points where they can see the races,” said D’hoore, who is one of the nation’s top sprinters competing in her final Worlds before retiring at the end of this season.

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