Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo
Are you also raring to get going? So are we! Sunday 26 February 2023 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 75, 110 or 145 km, starting in Ghent, again just like the pros! This year, the finish line is also in Ghent, after a superb route with the familiar climbs and cobblestone sections.
Kick off the season, just like the pros, and ride into the Flanders Classics spring season, like a real flandrien(ne). Want to experience the Omloop het Nieuwsblad like the pros? Start from ’t Kuipke in Ghent for a tour of 75, 110 or 145 km and have the time of your life.
This year, it’s cobbles, cobbles and more cobbles straight off the bat! The Wolvenberg, Kerkgate, Jagerij and Haaghoek will test your mettle and see whether you have what it takes. If cobbles are not your cup of tea, this is where you will be bound to falter. Next up, you can stretch your legs during some classic climbs, with names like the Molenberg, Leberg and Berendries, that will sound like music to your ears.
The icing on the cake? The infamous Muur van Geraardsbergen, of course. If you know your classics, then you’ll also know that the race is far from over after this gruelling climb. The Bosberg has a nice last burn in store for you, just before you head back to the finish line in Ghent. As a special treat, we are providing the participants of the longest distance with a typical local ‘mattentaartje’ at the top of the Bosberg!
Have you chosen your event? Great! Please find the prices for the Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo below.
Voordeeltarief (t.e.m. 16/2)
Standaardtarief (na 16/2)
It makes sense to register early!
Get off to an early start and register before 16 February 2023. 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.
Members of Cycling Vlaanderen/FCWB benefit from a special rate, regardless of the time of registration.
The organisation has provided sufficient parking near the start and the finish line. That way you can park your car safely.
Parking Sint-Pietersplein (centre) P1 (paying) is 0.6km from the event zone. The route to and from this car park up to the event is signposted.
Parking Oost Blaarmeersen P2 (free) is 3.2km from the event zone. The route to and from this car park until the event is signposted.
Parking is also available at Sint-Pietersstation (paying) or PR Sint-Pietersstation (free).
’t Kuipke, Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Ghent
145 km: 7h45 – 9h00
110 km: 7h45 – 10h00
75 km: 7h45 – 11h00
- Plenty of refrechment points on the route
- 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
- 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 frame plate 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!
The registration stand in Ghent is open on Sunday 26 February 2023:
145 km: 7h45 – 9h00
110 km: 7h45 – 10h00
75 km: 7h45 – 11h00
Enjoy plenty of provisions en route, including Etixx sports nutrition and drinks, water and a wide choice of fruit and biscuits.
Number of refreshment points*:
- 145 km: 3 refreshment points
- 110 km: 2 refreshment points
- 73 km: 1 refreshment point
The last provision point closes at 2.30p.m.
*Refreshment given upon presentation of frame plate only!
The last provision point closes at 2.30p.m. If you arrive later 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 officially closes at 4.30p.m.
Changing rooms and showers
Changing rooms and showers are provided at the event area (start and finish) in ‘t Kuipje in Ghent. These will be clearly signposted on the day of the event.
Do you want to regain full strength after your effort? Then be sure to pass by the Bavet in ‘t Kuipke stand and order a delicious serving of pasta.
Please note that you can only pay CASHLESS at the drinks and food stands!
At the end of your ride, don’t forget to exchange your frame plate for your €5 deposit or exchange it for an original T-shirt.
There will also be a fun après-bike where you can sit back and unwind after your ride.
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. In case of urgent medical assistance, call 112.
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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.
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 are experts in daily survival who 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€ for Younited Cycling.
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.
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