Wout van Aert had to slalom on Thursday to reach the top of the Koppenberg, yesterday it was quite a feat not to set foot on the ground.
Tadej Pogacar took a walk, Lotte Kopecky also admitted that she should have jumped off her bike.
Today, 16,000 cycling tourists flex their muscles and the organization has given the bump of Melden an extra wash.
The cobblestones will also be polished for the pros.
For the men, the Koppenberg is about 45 kilometers from the finish on Sunday.
Last year, the calf biter was dropped for the first time in the women’s course.