AG Three-day Bruges-De Panne brings WorldTour to West Flanders

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The Three-Day Bruges-De Panne will be given a new look this year. AG Insurance will be the title partner of AG Three Days Bruges-De Panne for the next two years. 

Following the women’s race in 2018, the men’s competition will also receive the WorldTour label.

No fewer than 15 WorldTour teams confirmed their participation in the AG Three Days Bruges-De Panne . Lotto-Soudal counts on the fast legs of Caleb Ewan , Deceuninck-Quick-Step brings the duo Elia Viviani (winner in 2018) and Fabio Jakobsen into position. Other top teams include Team Katusha Alpecin (Marcel Kittel and Jens Debusschere), Astana (Magnus Cort Nielsen), UAE Team Emirates (Jasper Philipsen), Trek-Segafredo (Edward Theuns and Jasper Stuyven), Team Sky, Movistar (Jurgen Roelandts ), Bora-hansgrohe (Daniel Oss) andJumbo-Visma at the start in Bruges .

The field of participants is further supplemented by 8 Pro-Continental teams: Sport-Vlaanderen-Baloise, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Cofidis, Corendon, Direct Energy, WB Veranclassic, Israël Cycling and Roompot Charles .

FIGHTING AGAINST THE WIND

The men’s competition will start on Wednesday, March 27 in Bruges and after 205 kilometers of West Flanders, 5 slopes and 7100 m of cobblestones its ending in De Panne . The tour through De Moeren is already marked in red by the participants because of the strong wind that always prevails. The passage over the Kemmelberg is also an important highlight. A competition for real flandriens or, depending on the circumstances of the competition, an opportunity for the top sprinters.

FAST MADAMS

The women’s platoon travels 137 km a day later between Bruges and De Panne. The Kemmelzone is not affected, but there are two rushes on the way to test the fast legs. The ladies do not leave the coastal zone and so the fight is blown against the wind. Jolien D’Hoore (winner in 2018), Chantal Blaak, Anna Van Der Breggen, Marianne Vos, Lotte Kopecky and Chloe Hosking have already confirmed their participation.

WHEEL PARTY FOR YOUNG AND OLD

On Sunday 24 March, the Plopsa Three-Day Classic kicks off the West-Flemish cycling festival. This cycle tour is tailor-made for families and guarantees sporty cycling fun for young and old. The start and finish is in Plopsaland De Panne and the course follows the final of the pros three days later.

AG INSURANCE AS A TITLE PARTNER

AG Insurance is proud to link its name to the famous Three Days, a concept in the cycling world. “AG has been no stranger in that world for a long time, among other things as principal partner of the Royal Belgian Cycling Association . Many of you will have already noticed our presence, for example along the track of the Belgian Cyclocross and the Belgian Road Championships on on the slopes or on the equipment of our national men’s and women’s teams. “

“Visibility is one thing, but for AG Insurance a sponsor or partnership goes much further. As an insurer, we are very concerned about health and healthy living. And one of the keys to a healthy life, that’s more exercise. That’s why we have more exercise. ‘Move by AG’ was launched at the end of last year : a comprehensive activation program with a clear focus on health prevention through regular and active exercise in all its forms – in other words, we want to get as many Belgians as possible to move. important element, but it does not always have to be intensive, performance-oriented or competitive. “

“In that context, our brand new partnership with the Three Days Bruges-De Panne is a perfect implementation of that program. After all, this is not just about two cycling races at the highest level, but with the cyclo event that takes place on Sunday 24 March, we also the sport in the spotlight. And at the same time we turn it into a family and social event, where everyone with the family or friends can enjoy a bike ride on a trail in a beautiful setting. ” – www.sport.be/driedaagse/nl/

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