PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview the race ahead.

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race
Stage 1 (ITT): Beringen - Beringen, 12 kilometers

The race starts off in the town of Beringen with a 12-kilometer time-trial. This is an important day for the overall classification; the course is long enough to create differences and in such a short race they won't be easy to get back. It will set an order before the difficult days.

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race
Stage 2. Merelbeke - Knokke-Heist, 184.2 kilometers

Stage 2 takes place from Merelbeke and Knokke-Heist and is 184 kilometers long. A day for the sprinters, where the wind may play a role but overall the profile doesn't have too many difficulties. There is a slight uphill finish but the fast men will enjoy the route.

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race
Stage 3: Turnhout - Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, 188.3 kilometers

The third stage of the race goes into Flandrien roads which are, as always, tense and explosive. The day ends in Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and ultimately, the final few small bergs and cobbled sectors provide opportunities for the race to explode.

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race
Stage 4: Durbuy - Durbuy, 177 kilometers

The fourth day of the race starts and finished in the city of Durbuy and follows a hilly circuit. This is a very hard day where the classics specialists and all riders in good form will try to make the difference. The overall classification can be decided on this day, which features a lot of climbing and rolling terrain.

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race
Stage 5: Brussel - Brussel, 186.2 kilometers

The race ends in the Belgium capital of Brussel. It's a day that should end in a sprint, although the finale definitely isn't pan-flat and not only the sprinters, but the GC contenders have to be at the very front to avoid losing something they have won the previous days.

Prediction Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 overall classification:

*** Jasper Philipsen, Benoît Cosnefroy
** Olav Kooij, Rune Herregodts, Gianni Vermeersch
* Quinten Hermans, Mike Teunissen, Jasper Stuyven, Mathias Vacek, Alex Aranburu, Rémi Cavagna, Kasper Asgreen, Mick van Dijke, Brent van Moer, Anthony Turgis

Pick: Jasper Philipsen

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