Omloop Nieuwsblad Cyclo
25.02.2024

Omloop Nieuwsblad Cyclo

Are you also raring to get going? So are we! Sunday 25 February 2024 is the day! You’ll be able to kick off the Flemish cycling spring, just like the pros, with the Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo.

You can choose from no fewer than 4 distances and two starting locations! Those leaving from Ninove can choose from 60, 80 or 120 kilometres through the Flemish Ardennes. The real diehard flandriens can start their season with a tough ride of no less than 150 kilometres. Start and finish are in the Kuipke in Ghent.

Photoservice

Sportograf is our official photo partner and will take photos of all participants during Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo. You can order these one day after your participation by clicking the link below.

You can find more info on how your photos will be handled here.

Discover the course

Kick off the season, just like the pros, and ride into the Flanders Classics spring season, like a real flandrien(ne). This year too, we will treat you to cobbled roads à volonté! Classics such as Paddestraat, Kerkgate and Haaghoek cannot be missed, forming a first solid block on your route. Those who do not like cobblestones are guaranteed to fall through here.

Legs warmed up? Good, because the many Flemish hills should not be missing either to get your season off to a good start. Names like Molenberg, Leberg, Berendries and Valkenberg will undoubtedly be music to your ears. As icing on the cake, we dish up the iconic duo Muur van GeraardsbergenBosberg. Classics where cycling history was written and which you will undoubtedly remember long after Sunday 25 February.

60 km
Start & finish: Ninove
+ 400 m
80 km
Start & finish: Ninove
+ 600 m
125 km
Start & finish: Ninove
+ 1.000 m
150 km
Start & finish: Ghent
+ 900 m

Muur van Geraarsbergen

Bosberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraarsbergen

Bosberg

Borstekouter - Paddestraat

Terweeënstraat

Molenberg

Kauwenberg

Kerkgate

Wolvenberg

Holleweg

Varentberg

Haaghoek

Leberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraarsbergen

Bosberg

Molenberg

Haaghoek

Leberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraardsbergen

Bosberg

Borstekouter - Paddestraat

Asselkouter

Kantienberg

Practical info

The organisation has provided sufficient parking near the start and the finish line. That way you can park your car safely.

    • Ninove:
      • P1: Colruyt – Polderbaan 26 (free)
      • P2: Interparking Ninea – Vuurkruiserstraat (€1,6/h – €4 day) – Max. hight: 2m
      • P3: Mallaard – Mallaardstraat (free)
      • Oude Kaai (free)
      • Graanmarkt (free)
      • Hemmerynckplein (free)
    • Ghent:
      • More info on parking in Ghent can be found at here.

Ninove: PTI Ninove – Centrumlaan 160
Ghent: ’t Kuipke, Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Gent

Start times:

  • Ninove:
    • 60 km: 8.30h – 11.00h
    • 80 km: 7.30h – 11.00h
    • 125 km: 7.30h – 9.30h
  • Ghent (150 km): 7.30h – 9.00h
  • Plenty of refrechment points on the route
  • Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
  • Technical assistance at the start, at the supply stations and along the course
  • Medical service at the start and at the supply stations
  • Signallers along the course
  • Route map / marked route
  • Course sticker showing the hills along the way
  • Number plate
  • Free coffee at the start

Scan & ride

Register online, we’ll email you your ticket. That way you can immediately pick up your identification tag after presenting your ticket at the Scan & Ride desks. No need to get off your bike again!

Registration on the day itself

Would you prefer to register on the spot? Park your bicycle in the secure bicycle shed!

Enjoy plenty of provisions en route, including Etixx sports drinks, water and a wide choice of fruit and biscuits.

Number of supply stations*:

  • 150 km: 3 supply stations
  • 125 km: 2 supply stations
  • 80 km: 1 supply station
  • 60 km: 1 supply station

*Refreshment given upon presentation of identification tag only!

Closure supply station Lierde: 14.00h
Closure supply station Velzeke: 15.30h

If you arrive too late at the last supply station we will not be able to consider you as an official participant and you will be required to take the shortest route to the finish.

The finish in Ghent and Ninove closes at 16.30h.

Changing rooms and showers

    • Ninove: PTI Ninove – Centrumlaan 160
    • Ghent: ’t Kuipke, Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2

After your ride, exchange your identification tag for a unique medal or original t-shirt. Would you rather get your deposit back? You can. Ask at the information stand.

Turned in your identification tag? Sit back and unwind after your ride at our fun après-bike.

Breakdown assistance?

Technical assistance is provided at the start and at the provision points. Can’t make it there? Call the emergency number on the back of your frame to make use of our mobile breakdown service.

Medical service available at the start and at the provision points.

Online registrations

Have you chosen your event? Great! Please find the prices for the Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo below.

Tarieven

60 km

80 km

125 km

150 km

Voordeeltarief (t.e.m. 13/2)

17 €

17 €

20 €

22 €

Standaardtarief (na 13/2)

20 €

20 €

23 €

25 €

It makes sense to register early!

Get off to an early start and register before 13 February. This puts you in the breakaway group and you can benefit from a better price.

Please note: Your registration includes a €5 deposit for the use of your number plate. This is refunded at the finish or you can exchange it for an original T-shirt.

Group registrations (until Tuesday 13 February - 23:59)

Want to take on the challenge together with colleagues and friends? Then you can register as a group until Tuesday 13 February.

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Etixx fuels your goal

Etixx Sports Nutrition offers athletes healthy support for sustainable sport performances. Thanks to our collaboration with Etixx Sports Nutrition, you will be able to enjoy a quality supply of Etixx products (Isotonic, Energy Gel, Energy Sport Bar,…) during your spring classic. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy exclusive promotions and discounts on the Etixx range when you register and after the event. This way we can guide all sportsmen and women with their preparation and in reaching the finish line.

Preparation

The organisers advise everyone to avoid any form of strenuous physical activity for which they are not adequately prepared. Make sensible choices about the distance you ride and/or the pace you set for yourself.

Anyone who aims to improve performance and compete at a high intensity should see a (specialised sports) physician annually for a check-up. There is no requirement to produce a medical certificate.

It is up to the participant to decide how to use the information resulting from a medical check-up. The organisers cannot be held liable in this respect.

Recycling action

In Belgium, three million cell phones lie forgotten in a drawer. And yet 90% of the materials in cell phones can be recycled (copper, cobalt, silver, gold, etc.). By 2024, Proximus wants to collect as many as 140,000 cell phones.

A warm call to all cycling fans to put their greenest foot forward and participate in the recycling action! This is possible at all Proximus Cycling Challenges mentioned in the calendar and at 6 rides of the Teamleader CRM Classics Tour. Your recycling participation will be rewarded. How? Find out via the button below.

Ride with us and support Younited Cycling

Besides being a relaxing activity, cycling is also a powerful tool. Under the flag of ‘My Team, My Home’, Younited Cycling builds cycling teams where everyone is welcome and included.

Their participants fight against vulnerability in housing, mental health, well-being, poverty, migration or addiction.

In their peloton, they find more than just teammates, they find a home. They are coached by social workers who give them a warm welcome and individual attention, to guide them both on and off the bike.

Additional funding is needed to help Younited Cycling grow. Your contribution can also help. When registering online, you have the option to donate 5, 10 or 15 euros for Younited Cycling.

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