Gent-Wevelgem 2023 Women - Prediction

Friday 24 March 2023 • Previews

Arjan Zoer

Sunday 26 March: Ypres-Wevelgem (162.5 km)

The 12th edition of the women's Gent-Wevelgem will start at 13:50 under the impressive Menin Gate in Ypres and end at around 18:04 on Vanackerestraat in Wevelgem. The total distance is 162.5 km, with challenging climbs and flat Moeren passages en route.

Gent-Wevelgem 2023 vrouwen - profiel

📺 Sporza (10.00 AM), Eurosport 2 (2.15 PM)
⏰ 1.50 pm
🏁 6.04 pm
⛅️ Rainy, wind force 3, 9 degrees Celsius

Previous editions

Year Distance Winner Second Third
2012 113,7 km Elizabeth Armitstead Iris Slappendel Jessie Daams
2013 112,0 km Kirsten Wild Sanne van Paassen Kelly Druyts
2014 115,2 km Lauren Hall Janneke Ensing Vera Koedooder
2015 117,0 km Floortje Mackaij Janneke Ensing Chloe Hosking
2016 115,0 km Chantal Blaak Lisa Brennauer Lucinda Brand
2017 146,2 km Lotta Lepistö Jolien D'hoore Coryn Rivera
2018 142,6 km Marta Bastianelli Jolien D'hoore Lisa Klein
2019 136,8 km Kirsten Wild Lorena Wiebes Letizia Paternoster
2020 141,4 km Jolien D'hoore Lotte Kopecky Lisa Brennauer
2021 141,7 km Marianne Vos Lotte Kopecky Lisa Brennauer
2022 159,0 km Elisa Balsamo Marianne Vos Maria Giulia Confalonieri

Last year

Last year's edition saw Elisa Balsamo, as reigning world champion, triumph on the Vanackerestraat in Wevelgem. The 2022 race was also the first time that women passed through De Moeren and climbed the steep side of the Kemmelberg. The Kemmelberg climb will once again feature on the course, along with other landmarks from World War I.

The results from last year's race demonstrate that unpredictable moments can always occur during Gent-Wevelgem. Belgian champion and top favorite Lotte Kopecky seemed to distinguish herself by forming a breakaway group, but this group was caught back at the second climb of the Scherpenberg. The steep Kemmelberg did not cause any separation, and so the peloton went in a group to the finish in Wevelgem, where Balsamo triumphed in the sprint.

Best active riders in this race.

Rider Wins Podiums Top10s Starts Finishes
Marta Bastianelli 1 1 5 6 6
Lotte Kopecky - 2 4 7 7
Elisa Balsamo 1 1 3 5 4
Maria Giulia Confalonieri - 1



Lorena Wiebes - 1 1 4 3

Gent-Wevelgem Women - Prediction

*will be added with final startlist*

Win %

🦄 Grace Brown

*The unicorn is our joker, nice old-fashioned based on feeling

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