Treasured by die-hard cycling fans, Ghent-Wevelgem is a Classic with its own distinguished history. With its mix of fearsome cobbled climbs, acrobatic descents and unpredictable weather conditions, this midweek event is typically targetted by the greatest of the one day specialists. Former winners include such luminaries as Italian sprint star Mario Cipollini and American hero George Hincapie.
A genuine jewel of an event which regularly torques the tension right up to the last minute of racing, Ghent-Wevelgem has all the prestige, subtlety and strategic complexity of its better-known sister events, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Supported by the ever-loyal hordes of Flemish cyclingfans, it is a nonstop roller-coaster ride of crashes, upsets, and gripping demonstrations of pure force on the bike. Ghent-Wevelgem, as presented to you on this dvd, offers a unique opportunity to delve into Classics cycling in a way you've never experienced before. Commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.