Classic Brugge-De Panne 2021 - Preview

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High winds shattered the bunch in the 2020 October edition of Brugge-De Panne (Image credit: Getty Images)

We’ve already had an introduction to the northern Classics with late February’s Opening Weekend and after Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, and Milan-San Remo, the Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne signals the start of the Belgian spring Classics on Wednesday.

E3 Saxo Bank Classic will follow on the Friday, Gent-Wevelgem on the Sunday, Dwars door Vlaanderen the next Wednesday, and before we know it we’ll be in Antwerp for the start of the Tour of Flanders on Easter Sunday.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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