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Watch: Gent-Wevelgem women's race to be streamed live

Joe Robinson
29 Mar 2019

Coverage of women's classic to be streamed online leading to a 'Super Sunday' of professional cycling

This Sunday will see the next round of the women's WorldTour, Gent-Wevelgem, and fans will be able to watch almost all of the action on the race organiser's official stream.

Organiser Flanders Classics has teamed up with broadcaster Proximus to live stream the majority of the day's riding. The broadcast will begin at 11am CET (10am UK time), only 45 minutes after the official race start in the historic town of Ypres. The stream will be available at facebook.com/ProximusSports.  

This means you will be able to simultaneously watch nearly all of the women's Gent-Wevelgem and the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya, an explosive run around the city of Barcelona, before focussing your full attention on the men's Gent-Wevelgem on Eurosport later that afternoon.

To paraphrase Sky Sports' Martin Tyler 'Welcome to Super Sunday, three top cycling races and it's live'.

As with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad four weeks ago, the race feed will be streamed directly, without commentary. However, we actually found we enjoyed the Omloop all the more because of that, not less, as we meant we could focus purely on the racing rather than having to listen to the detailed history of every monastery and abandoned castle along the race route.

Like the men's equivalent, the women's Gent-Wevelgem will be 137km long and centre around the cobbled Kemmelberg climb with its final ascent 40km from the finish line

Last year's race ended in a bunch sprint with Ale Cipollini's Marta Bastianelli taking the win ahead of Jolien d'Hoore and Lisa Klein.

Bastianelli will return on Sunday looking to defend her title and with two one-day classics victories under her belt already this season, she enters as a favourite.

British interests will be heavy with 13 home riders taking to the start line including Hannah and Alice Barnes of Canyon/Sram and the Uk-based Drops Team.

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