Rearranged from March to take place this autumn in the revised UCI calendar, the 82nd Gent-Wevelgem one-day race returns on Sunday 11 October with a new course but its old character.
Established in 1934, the typical route, usually around 250km in length, crosses the border from Belgium to France with riders traversing Flanders fields during the first half of the race, before beginning their uphill assaults around the 130km mark on French soil.
This year things will look a bit different, though, with the detour into France set to be skipped. However, the Gent-Wevelgem’s new 238km route will still feature some of its best-loved quirks; unpaved sections, cobbled roads and windy straights that frankly, make for good viewing.
2019 champion Alexander Kristoff eked his win by a bike-length last year ahead of John Degenkolb, following a furious sprint against a small peloton that saw Oliver Naesen take third.
Often plagued by winds, the race’s final 34km plays out on straight roads so there’s a good chance that autumn weather could play an even larger part in breaking up 2020’s contingent.
Whether you’re in the UK, US or Australia here’s how to watch the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem.
How to watch the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem in the UK
Eurosport will be broadcasting the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem race live from 9:18 on Sunday 11 October. A monthly pass to the app will cost you £6.99 or you can get a full annual pass for £39.99 / £4.99 a month.
Live coverage of the Giro d’Italia’s 9th stage will also be available to stream on Eurosport from 9:30. Here’s how to watch the 2020 Giro d’Italia and its 21 stages.
How to watch the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem in the US
For a one-time charge of $59.99, the fubo Cycling Pass gives you direct access to the fubo cycling channel for the remainder of 2020 without needing to sign up for a full fuboTV subscription.
FloBikes will be streaming the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem live and subscription plans to its site start from $12.50 per month for the FloBikes Cycling Pass. Please note that this subscription is charged annually.
How to watch the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem in Australia
Australian fans of European cycling will be able to watch the 2020 Gent-Wevelgem from 19:30 on 11 October via Eurosport Australia.