Dwars door Vlaanderen takes in twelve hills and three stretches of pavé. The route is not as tough as prior editions, because the one-day race now features in the Tour of Flanders build-up. The organisers have been successful in bring it together with their main showpiece, yet they don’t want to care off the big guns with a too demanding route.
Dwars door Vlaanderen starts in Roeselare and 83 kilometres into the race the first ‘helling’ takes the shape of the Kluisberg. From that moment on it’s every 10 kilometres or so before another hill appears. Via Knokteberg and second ascents of both Kluisberg and Knokteberg the route continues to Kortekeer, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg and Kruisberg. Following a third climb up Knokteberg it’s about time for the finale. Meanwhile, the riders have had their first taste of cobbles at Mariaborrestraat, right before Steekbeekdries.
The finale is spiced up by two stretches of pavé and three ‘hellingen’. After the cobbles of the Varentstraat (809 metres) the race continues to the Vossenhol (800 metres at 6.5%) and Holstraat (1 kilometre at 5.2%). The last climb is the cobbled Nokereberg: 500 metres at 5.7% and crested with around 9 kilometres to go.
The 800 metres stretch of pavé of the Herlegemstraat is the final hurdle. Only 5.9 kilometres left to race before we know who wins Dwars door Vlaanderen 2018.
The 2018 Dwars door Vlaanderen starts at 12:30 en de finish is expected around 16:48 (both local times). See also the doorkomsttijden.
Dwars door Vlaanderen 2018: Route, profile maps and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Related articles More articles
Ruta del Sol 2018: Wellens bests Landa at steep cobbled climb to take lead
Ruta del Sol 2018: The Route
Ruta del Sol 2018: Riders
Ruta del Sol 2018 Route stage 4: Sevilla - Alcalá de los Gazules
Ruta del Sol 2018 Route stage 5: Barbate - Barbate
Abu Dhabi Tour 2018: The Route
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2018: The Route
Strade Bianche 2018: The Route
Strade Bianche 2018 - women: The Route
Paris-Nice 2018: The Route
Tirreno-Adriatico 2018: The Route
Milan - San Remo 2018: The Route
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2018: The Route
La Flèche Wallonne 2018: The Route
Giro 2018: The Route
Tour de France 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Giro 2018: Riders
Tour de France 2018: Riders
Cycling Calendar 2018
Tour of the Alps 2018: The Route
Tour de Suisse 2018: The Route
Tour of California 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 13: Candás - La Camperona
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 15: Ribera del Arriba - Lagos de Covadonga
Giro 2018 Route stage 1: ITT in Jerusalem (isr)
Giro 2018 Route stage 2: Haifa (isr) - Tel Aviv (isr)
Giro 2018 Route stage 3: Be’er Sheva (isr) - Eilat (isr)
Giro 2018 Route Stage 6: Caltanissetta - Mount Etna
Giro 2018 Route Stage 14: San Vito al Tagliamento - Monte Zoncolan
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 3: Cholet – Cholet
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 6: Brest - Mûr-de-Bretagne
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 10: Annecy - Le Grand-Bornand
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 11: Albertville - La Rosière
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Alpe d'Huez
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 16: Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon - Col de Portet
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
Quick Results Service