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63rd Circuit Franco-Belge - 2.3

Belgium, September 25-28, 2003

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The Stages

  • Stage 1 - September 25: Cuesmes - Lessine, 179,3 km
  • Stage 2 - September 26: Estaimbourg - Dottignies, 180,1 km
  • Stage 3 - September 27: Ghyvelde (Fra) - Lichtervelde, 194,3 km
  • Stage 4 - September 28: Quièvrain - Tournai, 180,5 km


Starting next Thursday, September 25 is the 63rd edition of the Circuit Franco-Belge, a four day UCI 2.3 stage race that takes place mainly in the south western part of Belgium. The race starts in Cesmes and finishes in Tournai, with each stage between 180 and 195 km. The race is an important one for the Belgians riding in the World's, and all four division I Belgian teams will be present.


Lotto-Domo, Quick Step-Davitamon, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Palmans-Collstrop, CSC, Team fakta, Brioches La Boulangère, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole,, Jean Delatour, Rabobank (mixed TT1 and TT3), Telekom, Team Bianchi, US Postal-Berry Floor and a Belgian U23 team.

Past winners

2002 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Adecco
2001 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
2000 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
1999 Tayeb Braikia (Den)
1998 Frank Hoj (Den)
1997 Mario Aerts (Bel)
1996 Koos Moerenhout (Ned)
1995 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Elite

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,