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Timetable

The start at Dottignies’ Rue Couturelle will be given at 2pm on Monday 8th April; the finish is expected between 4.54 and 5.13pm CEST.

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Social Media

To follow this race, and even more importantly than Twitter, it’s advisable to follow the play-by-play ticker which, just like in every Lotto Cycling Cup round, is provided by the excellent website DirectVélo. Here’s the link.

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Score

Alba Teruel claimed a fine 4th place at the Blues’ first appearance in Dottignies, in 2018.

Route

Dottignies (122.4km)
08 April

Analysis

UPDATE: The 2019 GP Dottignies was cancelled. The guide below was the original text prior to the race.


The Movistar Team will put an end at the GP Dottignies in Wallonia (UCI 1.2) to the first part of the classics campaign in northern Europe, the race also preceeding a two-week stop for the Blue ladies prior to the Ardennes.

It marks the second round of the Lotto Cycling Cup, a competition which started with the Omloop van het Hageland and Le Samyn and which currently sees the Movistar Team ranked 3rd in the individual standings (Fournier) and second in the teams’ classification. However, they’re not expected to cover any more races from the series this season.

The 122km Dottignies course comprises six laps of a circuit with no major climbs nor cobblestones, which means that the wind, the attacks and the direction / pace changes will be the only enemies to a predictable bunch sprint finish.