6th Danilith Nokere Koerse Men Juniors

The future of racing begins... in Nokere!

On Saturday 11th of March 2023, Danilith Nokere Koerse for Men Juniors will take place (UCI 1.1). The riders will ride the same course as the women elite: 129.1 kilometres of which 15 km are cobbled. With an international field of participants and always a spectacular race scenario, Danilith Nokere Koerse for Juniors has since become a classic. Here you will discover future top riders!

In 2022, a group of three riders were allowed to battle it out after a race of just over three hours. Fellow countryman Jarno Widar (Crabbe Toitures - CC Chevigny) won the race ahead of Norway's Simen Evertsen-Hegreberg and Slovenia's Grega Podlesnik.

137 juniors were present in Nokere for the first big Flemish test of the season. At the first local lap, after seventy kilometres and many cobbles, four riders got away. Briton Matthew Brennan was able to complete the jump to the four leaders. Jarno Widar, Van Der Meulen, Podlesnik and Mouton also ventured the jump to the leaders. Three of the nine went into the final: Widar, Evertsen-Hegreberg and Podlesnik.

Jarno Widar lost a minute on the leaders earlier in the race but was able to fight back: "After the crash I was able to get back to the first group. On a slope I saw three riders slip away. I jumped to them and got to the front of the race. When there were three of us left, nobody wanted to ride. I tried to maintain the pace, which allowed us to stay in front." In the sprint Widar narrowly beat Evertsen-Hegreberg. Podlesnik completed the podium.

The peloton with the favourites finished fifteen seconds behind the three leaders.