The classic one-day race Gent-Wevelgem (since 2016 Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields) is one of the most famous Belgian road cycling races. It has been held on the roads of the Belgian western provinces since 1934 and, although it stands out for its relatively flat profile, it has a short but enormously steep and unasphalted climb with the Kemmelberg. These gradients are typical of the region and are called “Helling” in Flemish. Since 2011 the race is part of the follow-up series UCI WorldTour.
Gent Wevelgem is made for sprinters, so the winners are usually the sprinter professionals. Due to the Corona Pandemic the race in 2020 did not take place in spring, but on 11 October 2020 parallel to the women’s race.
The winner was the Dane Mads Pedersen from the Trek-Segafredo team ahead of Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Matteo Trentin (CCC Team). Best German was John Degenkolb from Team Lotto Soudal in sixth place.