Ghent-Wevelgem 2014

Ghent-Wevelgem is a Belgian classic that takes place ahead of the Tour of Flanders. The race has historically been refered to as a semi-classic due to a race route shorter than a classic and the fact it used to take place on the Wednesday between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

It now takes place on a Sunday and at 233km this year, has a longer route. Ghent-Wevelgem, like the Scheldeprijs, is one of the Belgian classics that favours the sprinters, featuring fewer bergs than other classics. The main climb of the race is the Kemmelberg in West Flanders, near the French border. The cobbled climb rarely decides the outcome of the race as any sprinter who gets dropped on it has plenty of time before the finish line to get back to the bunch.

Ghent-Wevelgem man lies in the road to get a picture of the peloton

GW Photoguy becomes Twitter hit

A suicidal amateur photographer has become an overnight sensation on Twitter after risking life and limb to get a picture of the peloton at Ghent-Wevelgem. Several riders reacted angrily on…