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A classic route through the Flemish Ardennes awaits riders on the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad sportive. Launching the Spring Classics season, expect cobbles and camaraderie as thousands of cyclists take up the challenge.
Are you already in good shape, or would you prefer a short distance?
The longest distance (150 km) takes you all the way to Geraardsbergen. Along the way, one traditional challenge after another awaits you. Cobblestones are plentiful, with sections on Kerkgate, Jagerij, Paddestraat and, of course, Haaghoek! The latter is the main attraction of the opening classic for the pros, as they are challenged to this section three times. Don’t panic, it’s only in our sportive once. Aside from that, there is no shortage of iconic climbs. Prepare yourself for the climbs of the Molenberg, Berendries and the mythical duo Muur van Geraardsbergen - Bosberg.
Are you flinching at the thought of the elevations and the many cobblestones? Then enjoy a selection of these challenges on our shorter circuits of 105 and 70 km. Everyone is a Flandrien!
In 2020, we will all start together in Ghent, where our first Flandrien tour of the year will also finish. So don’t delay - mark 1 March in your diary today! Register early to benefit from a special low price!