We are expecting 25 teams at the start in Ichtegem, nicely divided into the 3 levels: Continental, Pro Team and WorldTeam.

As usual we are looking for a mix of teams with "spring tradition", sprinters teams and burningly ambitious Continental teams, enjoy!

* ALPECIN- DECEUNINCK (BEL)       

* ARKEA-B&B HOTELS (FRA)       

* BEAT CYCLING CLUB ( NED)               

* BINGOAL WB (BEL)

* CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS (ESP)         

* COFIDIS (FRA)    

* EQUIPO KERN PHARMA (ESP)       

* EUSKATEL - EUSKADI ( ESP)

* INTERMARCHE- WANTY (BEL)       

* ISRAEL PREMIER TECH (ISR)             

                    

* LOTTO DSTNY (BEL)                         

* NOVAPOR SPEEDBIKE TEAM (MKD)

* PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG (NED)   

* PHILIPPE WAGNER/BAZIN (BEL)

* Q36.5 PRO CYCLING (SUI)           

* REMBE PRO SAUERLAND (GER)

* TARTELETTO - ISOREX ( BEL)

* TDT-UNIBET (NED)

* TEAM COLOQUICK (DEN)                   

* TEAM DSM-FIRMENICH (NED)       

* TEAM FLANDERS -BALOISE (BEL)

* TOTALENERGIES (FRA)                     

* TUDOR PRO CYLCING (SUI)

* UNO-X MOBILITY (NOR)                   

* VOLKERWESSELS CT (NED)         

No stress: go to the race info section, you can find everything there.

You can also read all about Jean-Pierre Monseré and the history of our race.

If that's no reason for you to go to Roeselare or Ichtegem in good mood and well informed!

Photo: Berno Decherf 

 

Ready for the 13th edition of the Grand Prix Monseré?

Join us to find the successor to Gerben Thijssen, who narrowly beat Caleb Ewan last year.

Rendezvous on Sunday, 3 March 2024!

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, Sunday 5 March, our Grand Prix Monseré had a great finale.

As organisers, we are pleased with our podium, where quality and class shine through.

 

Understandably, a lot of attention afterwards went to the photo finish which had to indicate the winner.

As organisers ourselves, we have no responsibility in the organisation of this finish line and the finish photo.

This task is done by the Belgian Cycling Federation and the UCI.

 

Our priority as organiser is to provide a safe race where, in memory of Jean-Pierre Monseré, we want to give talented cyclists the opportunity to shine.

Roeselare, 6 March 2023

 

Start signal

As always, it is early morning at our race. At a quarter past 10 o'clock this morning, the starting shot sounded in Ichtegem for just about 200 kilometres of racing, with Hooglede- and Gitsberg, Ruidenberg- and Lookhuisstraat providing the necessary salt and pepper. The start in Ichtegem made for a great crowd.

Flight of the day

Nine enthusiasts signed up fairly quickly for the flight of the day. Thibau Verhofstadt (Tarteletto-Isorex), northern neighbours Rick Pluimers (Tudor), Wouter Van De Weerdhof (Allinq) and Huub Artz (Metec-Solarwatt), Denmark's Emil Toudal (ColoQuick) the Spanish Carlos Canal (Euskaltel-Euskadi), the British Zak Coleman (VolkerWessels) and from over the oceans the New Zealander Ryan Christensen (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) and the Canadian Nick Zukowsky (Q36. 5). The peloton kept a tight control: 3' 20" was just about the maximum lead so everything seemed in the making for a bunch sprint at the renewed finish line at the Kop van de Vaart in Roeselare.

 

Everything to do again

On the second last climb of the Gitsberg, Wouter Van De Weerhof had to let go of the roll so an eight-man breakaway could be chased. There was some confusion in the peloton for a moment when Soudal Quick-Step tried to slap the rivals but everything was to be redone on the final lap. On the final obstacle of the day, the Gitsberg, Jaap Roelen of Metec-Solarwatt, had a Philippe Gilbert vision. He was joined by Jesse Kramer (Jumbo-Visma) but unfortunately for them, the finish line was not 2 kilometres away as in 2011, but in the centre of Roeselare.

 

Mass sprint

The mild chaos, typical of our final kilometres towards the victory flowers, did not cause a disordered sprint. For a while there seemed to be no limit to Caleb Ewan, but with a last effort Gerben Thijssen, managed to pull himself alongside Caleb and still claimed victory.

Top 5 

1. Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché- Circus- Wanty)

2. Caleb Ewan (Lotto- Dstny)

3. Sam Welsford (Team DSM)

4. Hugp Hofstetter (Team Arkea- Samsic)

5. Piet Allegaert (Cofidis)

 

Read the full results HERE

 

We thank all members of staff and sponsors for their commitment to making this top edition possible!

 

 It took some nail-biting and waiting, but the photo finish finally showed the friendly Limburger as the winner of our 12th Grand Prix.
In a first reaction, an overwhelmed Gerben said he "absolutely did not expect this".
He thanked his team for all their support. Caleb Ewan was the disappointed second, with another Australian, Sam Welsford, complete the top three. (more later)
 
 
 
 
 

A frequently asked question this weekend :-) .

You can find all the info via "race/ race info", if you still have questions, ask them using our social media channels.

Have a great race!

#gpmonsere23 #lottocyclingcup

Roeselare has a large giant family, which the association "Reusselaere" takes very good care of and also brings them out on special occasions.

Tomorrow giant Jempi will come to greet the riders just after the finish zone. Well done dudes!

On Sunday 5 March, our race, five days after the GP Le Samyn, forms the second manche of the Lotto Cycling Cup. Our race, in memory of the sadly lamented cycling hero Jean-Pierre 'Jempi' Monseré starts in Ichtegem and ends in Roeselare, the birthplace of the world champion who died in 1971. Australian top sprinter Caleb Ewan starts as top favourite, Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter could grab the lead in the Lotto Cycling Cup in West Flanders on Sunday.

Ichtegem succeeds Hooglede as our starting place. The team presentation starts at 8.30am on the Market Square, where the work of art 'Ode aan de Vlaamsche Leeuwen', made of steel, takes centre stage and refers to the municipality's glorious cycling past. At 10.05 a.m. the starting shot will sound and 15 minutes later the official start will follow in Kortemarkstraat. The finish - expected around 15h - remains in Roeselare, but the arrival will move from the Beversesteenweg to the Kaaistraat, at the head of the Vaart (Roeselare-Leie Canal) near " Maselis" company.

 

After a 25 km start, the riders will complete three big local loops of 57.8 km around Roeselare, good for a race total of 198.4 km. That local loop includes four hills: the Hoogledeberg in Hooglede (600 metres at 2.6% average), the Ruidenberg in Edewalle-Kortemark (700 metres at 2.1%), the Lookhuisstraat in Ichtegem (1.2 km at 1.5%) and the Gitsberg in Gits (400 metres at 3.2%). The Lookhuisstraat and the Gitsberg are cobbled hills. The Gitsberg is likely to be the race's critical junction, as the top of the final climb is just 9 km from the finish in Roeselare.

With Alpecin-Deceuninck, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, Jumbo-Visma, Soudal-Quick Step, Arkea-Samsic, DSM and Cofidis, seven WorldTour teams will be at the start in Ichtegem, but the top favourite will come from the camp of Lotto Dstny. If the hills do not cause the peloton to split, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny) may be the man to beat. The Australian will start with jersey number 1 and could succeed his teammate Arnaud De Lie on the honours list.

Ewan will have to deal with compatriot Sam Welsford (Team DSM), who won two sprint victories at the Tour de San Juan in January. Briton Ethan Vernon (Soudal-Quick Step) - already good for three wins this year - Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic), Norwegian Kristoffer Halvorsen (Uno-X) and Italians Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Luca Mozzato (Arkea-Samsic) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) are also podium contenders when it comes to sprinting. Belgian fast men to keep an eye on include Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Bert Van Lerberghe (Soudal-Quick Step) and Piet Allegaert (Cofidis).


Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Deceuninck) is also listed with a spotlight. The former Belgian champion is one of the most offensive riders in the peloton, but also has a strong final shot. Last year, De Bondt finished second in a bunch sprint ahead of Hofstetter, Thijssen and Vernon. Other riders who could potentially make the difference on the hills and cobbled sections include former Dutch champion Timo Roosen (Jumbo-Visma), Jelle Wallays (Cofidis) and young Frenchman Mathis Le Berre (Arkea-Samsic), last weekend's revelation.

If Hugo Hofstetter finishes in the top six in Roeselare on Sunday, he will in any case take over the leader's jersey in the Lotto Cycling Cup from Milan Menten, who won the GP Le Samyn in Dour on Tuesday. Hofstetter finished second in Le Samyn and together with Vino Braet, who finished ninth, is the only rider from the top 10 of the GP Le Samyn who will also be there in the Maselis GP Monseré on Sunday.

 

LIVE ON TV

The Lotto Cycling Cup is a regularity criterium featuring ten one-day races of character from the UCI Europe Tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. The Maselis GP Monseré is the second heat and can be watched live on Sporza on Eén and on Eurosport from 13h40 on Sunday 5 March.

 

CLASSIFICATION LOTTO CYCLING CUP

 

Milan Menten 16 points
Hugo Hofstetter 14
Edward Theuns 13
Alberto Dainese 12
Luca Mozzato 11
Soren Kragh Andersen 10
Pierre Gautherat 9
Mike Teunissen 8
Vito Braet 7
Andreas Stokbro 6

Getting a cycling event to go safely is a top priority for our organisation.

Just think of the efforts of countless (mobile) signal men, police, emergency and security services, all set out in a detailed script to ensure our race is safe down to the last detail.

We are therefore delighted to start cooperation with security partner BOPLAN.

Securing specific places where there is a risk of accidents for riders, staff and public is their mission.

No doubt you've spotted their re-usable pads with audible and visual signals at cycling races before.

 

Read more on their site: https://www.boplansport.com/en .

 

 

 

At our press event on 10 February, we announced our teams.

Click further to "race" and "race info" and find out which 25 teams will be driving around between Ichtegem and Roeselare.

the provisional list of participants can be found here

 

Great news!

We signed a contract with the municipality of Ichtegem, as a result of which the riders will start in the centre of Ichtegem as from 2023.

The team buses will also be based there, and of course the podium presentation will also take place there.

The town has a rich cycling tradition and has been part of our race course for some time, including the much-appreciated passages on the cobbled "Lookhuisstraat".

The partnership with Stad Roeselare was also extended. The finish will therefore remain in Roeselare, we will move it to the Kaaistraat where, after a straight 3-kilometre lane (Mandellaan), the riders will then take the turn and finish near the head of the Vaart.

Just note: Sunday 5 March: the 12th edition of our G.P. between Roeselare and Ichtegem.

Our race keeps renewing, keep following our socials and be the first to know about our race!

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