Handzame Classic: a Small Schets Race

We all love a SSR on fridays, don't we. Well, Handzame classic is one of those races. It's a UCI 1.1 race with a a lot of smaller teams at the start. With 200 km, it's not the Sea otter Classic, but still an ideal warmup race for the riders and teams that are not invited in Milan - San Remo.

In previous years Handzame was a part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, but this year the organising Krekedalvrienden decided to go solo. Thought the race will pass through the Heuvelland (Hills country), it's expexted to finish in a bunch sprint. And that could be fun with Adam Blythe (Lotto), Gert Steegmans (QSI) , Theo Bos, Graeme Brown, Paul Martens (Rabo), Bobbie Traksel and Aidis Kruopis (Landbouwkrediet), Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport), Stefan Van Dijk (Veranda's Willems), Kamikaze Kenny (Skil) and Rambo and Gediminas Bagdonas (An Post).

Previous winners are:

2010 Robert Wagner
2009 Danilo Napolitano
2008 Yauheni Hutarovich
2007 Hans Dekkers
2006 Robbie Mc Ewen
2005 /
2004 Jaan Kirsipuu
2003 Jimmy Casper
2002 Johan Museeuw

Official site here, startlist there and live ticker (French) ici


Thanks to Flying dog for inventing this title