Just as it has for the elite race, the course for Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for Juniors also sees some changes.

The Oude Kwaremont disappears, but with the Tiegemberg and the tough pavé of Berg Ten Houte, two new climbs are added to the junior course. This means that the riders now tackle a total of seven climbs over a distance of 116 km.

The finale starts with the well-known quartet of Kruisberg-Hotond-Côte du Trieu-Kluisberg. After that the race heads back to Kuurne via the hilly roads around Sint-Denijs and Bellegem (including the tricky cobbles of Beerbosstraat).

The last time the race was run, in 2020, another star was born in Kuurne in the shape of Cian Uijtdebroeks. Just like former winner of KBK for Juniors Remco Evenepoel, Cian immediately made the jump to the elite ranks. At 18, Uijtdebroeks, who rides for Bora-Hansgrohe, is the youngest rider in the professional peloton.

Wondering who will be the next to step into his shoes? On 27 February Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for Juniors 2022 will roll out at 12:30 from the Kubox (Kattestraat 188, Kuurne). At around 15:40, we will find out who the new winner is!

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