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Tim Merlier wins Nokere KoerseWalscheid and De Lie complete podium on cobbles in Belgium
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Nokere Koerse is considered a semi-Classic, a mid-week taster for the cobbled Classics to come. Founded in 1944, the ProSeries race starts in Deinze and tackles some of the same climbs as in the Tour of Flanders - hitting the Wolvenberg in its pass by Oudenaarde, and the Tiegemberg, Holstraat and Petegemberg before heading to the local laps around Nokere.
The 189.8km race has five local laps that include the climbs of Lange Ast and and the Nokereberg, which acts as the race finale.
Also in the mix are almost 25km of cobbles, with eight sectors coming in the circuits.
The cobbled final climb often results in an early attack which sometimes stays clear, such as in last year's edition where Ludovic Robeet (Bigoal WB) staged an upset win, or in a bunch sprint like in 2019 when Cees Bol (Sunweb) upstaged Pascal Ackermann and Jasper Philipsen.
Nokere Koerse course
Nokere Koerse teams
- Intermarché-Wanty Gobert
- Israel-Premier Tech
- Lotto Soudal
- Team DSM
- UAE Team Emirates
- B&B Hotels-KTM
- Bardiani CSF Faizané
- Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen-WB
- Human Powered Health
- Sport Vlaanderen Baloise
- Uno-X Pro Cycling
- Minerva Cycling
Nokere Koerse 202216 March 2022 | Nokere | 1.Pro
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