Only one week to go till the start of the Lotto Belgium Tour on Tuesday 6 September. 22 teams will participate in the race with several top riders.

Emma Johansson (Wiggle High 5), the overall winner of 2015, will take the start in Nieuwpoort. One of her teammates is former world champion Giorgia Bronzini. She will have to compete with other sprinters like Marta Bastianelli (Alé Cipollini) and Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products).

The organisation is also pleased to welcome Belgian road champion Kaat Hannes (Lensworld-Zannata). The British champion Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM) and Italian champion Elena Cecchini (Canyon SRAM) will also come to Belgium.

The Dutch team Raboliv will have a strong line-up with among other Lucinda Brand, Thalita De Jong and Marianne Vos. Of course many Belgian riders will be present as well, like the four Druyts sisters of Topsport-Vlaanderen – Etixx. Lotte Kopecky and Anisha Vekemans (Lotto Soudal Ladies), who were part of the Belgian Olympic selection, will be riding the Lotto Belgium Tour as well. Sofie De Vuyst (Lotto Soudal Ladies), who was the best Belgian rider last year, can pursue a fifth consecutive top ten place.

Here you can take a look at the provisional start list.

Yesterday the Lotto Belgium Tour 2016 was officially presented in Moorslede, where the first stage will start and finish. Afterwards our partner GEKA-Kaas offered a delicious meal to all guests. During the presentation the trophy for the overall winner was revealed. The trophy is made by Peter De Bruyne.

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Top 3 2015 (left to right): Dideriksen, Johansson, van der Breggen

Top 3 2015 (left to right): Dideriksen, Johansson, van der Breggen

The Lotto Belgium Tour, a UCI 2.1 race since this year, is scheduled from Tuesday 6 September until Friday 9 September.

At the moment 22 teams have already confirmed to participate in the race, a mix of Belgian and foreign teams. Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great-Britain, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Sweden will delegate a national team to this Belgian race.

 

 

 

Stages

Tuesday 6 September: Prologue Nieuwpoort

Wednesday 7 September: Stage 1 Moorslede

Thursday 8 September: Stage 2 Lierde

Friday 9 September: Stage 3 Geraardsbergen

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