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This morning we will see the second of the great races in our week at the Classics, the semi classic Grote Scheldeprijs. Being midweek between Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix it is expected that the top riders will come out to contest this, the oldest race in Belgium.

This morning we will see the second of the great races in our week at the Classics, the semi classic Grote Scheldeprijs. Being midweek between Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix it is expected that the top riders will come out to contest this, the oldest race in Belgium. In 2017 the race featured a …

This morning we will see the second of the great races in our week at the Classics, the semi classic Grote Scheldeprijs. Being midweek between Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix it is expected that the top riders will come out to contest this, the oldest race in Belgium.

In 2017 the race featured a one-off starting place: the start was given in Mol in the Kempen region in honour of Tom Boonen.This year the start will be in Terneuzen just across the Dutch border.

The route from Terneuzen to Schoten does the Scheldeprijs name justice,(Schelde is a Belgian river). Terneuzen harbours the is third-largest port in the Netherlands on the Western Scheldt, an estuary of the Scheldt river. This is the access port on the Scheldt river for maritime traffic on its way to Antwerp.

Details about the definitive route of the renewed Scheldeprijs will follow at a later stage.

“With Terneuzen as the starting point and the province of Zeeland, it’s a region with some very interesting attractions. “The passage of the Tour de France in 2015 proved that the wind can be a key aspect in determining the outcome of a race, for example. The arrival in Schoten and the local laps are elements that will, in any case, remain inextricably linked to the Scheldeprijs.”

We will go to the start in Terneuzen by bike if weather permits. It’s a bit less than 50km to the start of the race.

The first Scheldeprijs was organised by the Antwerp branch of the Belgian cycling federation (BWB) on July 8 1907 making it the oldest cycle race in Flanders. In its early years it started and finished in Antwerp, concluding at the now demolished Zurenborg velodrome.