2013 Gent–Wevelgem

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2013 Gent–Wevelgem
2013 UCI World Tour, race 7 of 28
Race details
Date 24 March 2013
Distance 183.4 km (114.0 mi)
Winning time 4h 29' 10" (40.9 km/h or 25.4 mph)
Winner  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
Second  Borut Božič (SLO) (Astana)
Third  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)

The 2013 Gent–Wevelgem was the 75th running of the Gent–Wevelgem single-day cycling race. It was held on 24 March 2013 over a distance of 183.4 kilometres (114.0 miles) and was the seventh race of the 2013 UCI World Tour season. The race was originally scheduled to be over a distance of 238 kilometres (147.9 miles), but due to snow, the race start was moved from Deinze to Gistel.[1]

The race was won by Slovakia's Peter Sagan of the Cannondale team, after making a solo attack with 4 km (2.5 mi) remaining, and ultimately held on to win the race by 23 seconds ahead of a group of nine riders.[2] Second place went to Slovenian Borut Božič, riding for the Astana team,[3] while Greg Van Avermaet was the highest-finishing Belgian rider, completing the podium for the BMC Racing Team.[4]


As Gent–Wevelgem was a UCI World Tour event, all UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Originally, eighteen ProTeams were invited to the race, with six other squads given wildcard places, and as such, would have formed the event's 24-team peloton. Team Katusha subsequently regained their ProTour status after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[5][6] With Team Katusha not originally invited to the race, race organisers announced their inclusion to the race, bringing the total number of teams competing to twenty-five. Each of the 25 teams were allowed to enter eight riders to the race, making up a maximum starting peloton of 200 riders.

The 25 teams that competed in the race were:[7]


Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 4h 29' 10"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Astana + 23"
3  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 23"
4  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling + 23"
5  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Vacansoleil-DCM + 23"
6  Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) FDJ + 23"
7  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky + 23"
8  Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 24"
9  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) RadioShack-Leopard + 24"
10  Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar Team + 24"


  1. ^ "Gent-Wevelgem start moved to Gistel". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 23 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sagan solos away for crafty Gent-Wevelgem victory". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Moore, Kyle (24 March 2013). "Sagan solos out of breakaway group to take Gent-Wevelgem". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Peter Sagan wins 2013 Ghent-Wevelgem". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "CAS orders WorldTour licence for Katusha". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 15 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "UCI confirms 19 WorldTour teams for 2013". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gent — Wevelgem 2013 start list". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

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