Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo

Ninove, Flanders, Belgium

Long - Race

The brand new Etixx Classics Tour opens with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a race of giant stature! Take a pounding on the Haaghoek cobbles, climb ten legendary hills in the Flemish Ardennes and go flat out along the new, final section over the Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Bosberg. Crown it all off with a homecoming in Meerbeke (Ninove), site of the legendary finish of the Tour of Flanders until 2011. On Sat 24 Feb 2018 the professionals fought it out in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and you get to shine a day later, in the first classic of the new cycling season.

Duration 3:21:00
Distance 87.19kms
Elevation Gain 1085m
Toughness 669