Brabantse Pijl announces teams and course

22 teams, including 14 ProTour teams will take to the start of the 48th Brabantse Pijl on March 30, and they will face a shorter but tougher course. The race is now 30 kilometres shorter than in previous years, but features a total of 21 "hellingen" or climbs.

The race now starts and finishes in Leuven, and consists of a 109,7 km loop, followed by five laps of a 16,6 km round course. The new climbs are the Rue de la Montagne in Ittre and the Beerselenberg in Beersel, and the Bruineput will be climbed six times instead of five.

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