OPEN YOUR SEASON JUST LIKE THE PROS

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo
27.02.2022

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo

Soon it will be that time again! Out on the roads of the opening classic, alone or together with your training buddies. In whose wheel will you ride the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo on Sunday 27 February?

You can choose the 70 or 110 km, with start and finish in Ninove or the 140 km with start in Ghentand finish in Ninove, just like the pros!

Course

As a true Flandrien, you will undoubtedly feel called upon to open your season just like the pros at ’t Kuipke in Ghent or at the finish of the opening classic in Ninove. You depart for a journey along Kerkgate, Jagerij, Paddestraat and Haaghoek, where we test whether you really like the cobblestones. In between, you can stretch your legs on classics such as the Molenberg, Leberg, Berendries and Valkenberg. Your ultimate challenge lies in Geraardsbergen, with the Muur and Kapelmuur, followed by the ascent of the Bosberg.

Do you have to get used to things again now that we are back on the road or have you spent the last few months getting ready on the rollers? There is something for everyone in the opening classic of 2022! Will you opt for the short distance of 70 km, try the 110 km or will you go flat out on the 140 km?

Do you opt for the 140 km, but do you want to go back to the start in Ghent with your bike? That’s possible! We provide a route back to the start from Ninove. Before you leave Ninove, you can refuel with a last supply. In total you have 180 km on the counter!

140 km

Start: Gent - Finish: Ninove

Lange munte

Huisepontweg

Kerkgate

Jagerij

Paddenstraat

Haaghoek

Den Ast

Wolvenberg

Molenberg

Leberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraardsbergen

Bosberg

110 km

Start: Ninove - Finish: Ninove

Paddenstraat

Haaghoek

Wolvenberg

Molenberg

Leberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraardsbergen

Bosberg

70 km

Start: Ninove - Finish: Ninove

Wolvenberg

Molenberg

Leberg

Berendries

Elverenberg - Vossenhol

Valkenberg

Tenbosse

Muur van Geraardsbergen

Bosberg

For more extensive route details, check via Route You, follow quickly!

Online registrations

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

Tarieven

70 km

110 km

140 km

Voordeeltarief (t.e.m. 14/2)

15 €

18 €

20 €

Standaardtarief (na 14/2)

18 €

21 €

23 €

It makes sense to register early!

Get off to an early start and register before 14/02. This puts you in the breakaway group and you can benefit from a better price.

Missed the breakaway and only registered after 14/02? Not to worry, the Peloton will also make itself felt, making this classic springtime opener a fantastic event.

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.

Practical info

  • Plenty of provisions en route including Etixx sports drink, sport bars, fruit and LU wafers, Belvita biscuits…
  • Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
  • Technical assistance at the start, at the refreshment points and along the course
  • Medical service at the start and at the refreshment points
  • Signallers along the course
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Route map / marked route
  • Course sticker showing the hills along the way
  • Number plate

We will send you an e-ticket as soon as you register online. Upon presentation of your e-ticket (printed or on a smartphone), you can pick up your number plate at the Scan & Ride desks. Thanks to the Scan & Ride, you don’t even have to get off the bike, and you won’t lose time at the start of your favourite cycling route!

Would you prefer to register on the spot? You can do this, and then we will give you your number plate immediately after payment.

The registration stand opens on Sunday 27 February:

  • 140 km between 7:45 and 9:30
  • 110 km: between 7:45 and 11:00
  • 70 km: between 7:45 and 11:00

Start & finish 70 & 110 km

Ninove
Target campus Ninove
Centrumlaan 160, 9400 Ninove

Start 140 km

Floraliënhal
Citadelpark
9000 Ghent

Finish 140 km

Ninove
Target campus Ninove
Centrumlaan 160, 9400 Ninove

Do you want to make good use of your opening weekend?

For those who like to go a little bit further, we provide a signposted route back to the start in Ghent, so after your first real classic, you will have almost 180 km in your legs! We supply you with small refreshments in Ninove before you start on your way back to Ghent.

The finish in Ninove officially closes at 16:30.

Number of refreshment points:

140 km: 3 refreshment points
110 km: 2 refreshment points
70 km: 1 refreshment point

You can find more information about accommodation in the vicinity of the start and finish via the following tourist offices:

ETIXX SPORTS NUTRITION

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.

In a higher gear with Etixx

Sufficient training is the key to success, but without a healthy diet and the right sports nutrition before, during and after every ride, it will never be possible to achieve your full potential with training alone. Athletes in general – because of their physical efforts – have a higher need for vitamins and minerals. Additional supplements are therefore highly recommended. The complete range of Etixx sports nutrition and supplements supports you fully at this point, all products comply therefore with the highest quality requirements and have the Informed Sports quality label.

In order to optimally guide the participants in choosing the most suitable sports nutrition in the preparation and during the spring classics, Etixx has developed a page with specific sports nutrition advice for cyclists.

Health

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.

Do you feel sick, have you a cough, sneeze or fever? Given the current health situation, we advise you to stay at home and not to come to the event.

The essential guide for cycling in Flanders

Why not stay longer in the vicinity? Go and give it all as a true Flandrien on the famous bergs & cobbles.

Discover imposing routes, cool events, challenging bucket lists and tips for your stay!
Visit the most historic cities of Flanders and quench your thirst with one of our famous beers.

Discover Flanders as a real Flandrien!

www.cyclinginflanders.cc

Good cause: vzw Stop Darmkanker

The not-for-profit organisation vzw Stop Darmkanker (Stop Bowel Cancer) is a young, dynamic and independent NGO whose motto is: sharing knowledge can save lives.

vzw Stop Darmkanker wants to convince everyone that early detection of polyps and bowel cancer will drastically reduce the number of deaths from bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a silent killer.

Every year more than 8,500 Belgians are diagnosed with bowel cancer. Every day 9 people die of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in women and the third most commonly occurring in men.- If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, there is over a 90% chance of recovery. Knowledge about bowel cancer is still not adequate. Extra resources are needed to fight the disease.

Your contribution can also be life-saving. When you register, you have the chance to donate 5, 10 or 15 € to vzw Stop Darmkanker.

Photoservice

Sportograf.com is the official photo service of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo! With their years of experience as a photographer, but also as an athlete, they always provide the perfect action photos to portray your top performance.

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