After spending Friday watching the E3 BinckBank Classic and Saturday riding the Gent-Wevelgem Cyclo, today (Sunday) was spent on the Kemmelberg watching the men and women race Gent-Wevelgem.
The men made once ascent from the easier but still steep and cobbled Belvedere side – named after the hotel on that side of the hill – before doing a loop which saw them approach from the opposite direction to the Ossuary side. The Ossuary is named after the mass grave on that side of the hill from the First World War. The Kemmelberg was the scene of lots of fighting and suffering – both then and today.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”10″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]