A quick preview look at Dwars Door de Westhoek 2023

This year’s Dwars Door de Westhoek has been scaled back due to roadworks. The riders will tackle 12 laps of a 10km circuit that presents little challenge when it comes to elevation. So we’re probably heading for a sprint finish, although the peloton will be whittled down in that Flanders racing style by the end of the race. With that in mind, there are plenty of sprinters here on the start list. Charlotte Kool, Chiara Consonni, and Julie de Wilde will be the favourites with plenty of other options available to shake up the top-10.

Conditions on Sunday are going to be almost warm but plenty of the wind that we were used to a few months ago when all the racing was in Flanders. Centred on Ypres, forecast winds of 16mph and gusts of 30mph will threaten to split up the bunch before it can contest the sprint. DSM will have a large job to do to keep the race under control. Last year’s race was won by Chiara Consonni, who was the quickest finisher on paper but still had to get the job done. She will be back again this year to try and retain her Dwars Door de Westhoek title.

Which teams are racing at Dwars Door de Westhoek 2023?

What does the Dwars Door de Westhoek 2023 route look like?

Where can I watch Dwars Door de Westhoek 2023?

Unfortunately no live coverage again this year, twitter updates will be the main source of race information.

Twitter updates will be via the #DwarsDoordeWesthoek and #DDDW hashtags.

Who are the main riders to watch?

  • Charlotte Kool
  • Chiara Consonni
  • Marta Bastianelli
  • Anniina Ahtosalo
  • Julie de Wilde
  • Alison Jackson
  • Letizia Paternoster
  • Katrijn de Clercq
  • Julia Kopecky
  • Eline van Rooijen
  • Kelly Druyts
  • Lieke Nooijen
  • Kirstie van Haaften
  • Femke Gerritse
  • Lucie Jounier
  • Valentina Basilico
  • Martina Fidanza
  • Kathrin Schweinberger
  • Dina Scavone