Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017: The Route
Saturday 25 February, 2017 – At 198.3 kilometres, the route of the 2017 Omloop het Nieuwsblad takes in thirteen Flemish hills. Moreover, the riders face loads of cobbles served cold. Both start and finish are in Sir Bradley Wiggins' place of birth Ghent.
Thirteen hills, that’s the same as in last year’s edition. With the exception of the last climb, de Molenberg, all climbs are the same. Molenberg is back in the route at the expense of Boembekeberg.
After 54 kilometres the Leberg is the first in a series of four climbs, featuring Berendries, Tenbosse and Eikenmolen. A flat section leads to the infamous Muur van Geraardsbergen. To the joy of all Flemish cycling fans the 1.1 kilometres cobbled climb at 8.7% will be part of the upcoming Tour of Flanders after been banned for a few years. The steepest section of the Muur is 20%. In the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad the climb is crested with 80 kilometres done.
Via the Valkenberg and Kaperij the riders travel to the most hilly part of the race. The Kruisberg appears after almost 130 kilometres and then the route takes in the last six climbs. Within 34 kilometres the riders are to crest the Taaienberg (15.8% max), Eikenberg (10% max), Wolvenberg (17.3% max), Leberg (13.8% max) and Molenberg (14.2% max). Most of these hills are cobbled, moreover, in between are paved stretches ready to shake up both the riders and the race.
The arrival in Ghent is a long false flat, where Greg Van Avermaet outpowered Peter Sagan in 2016 with an impressive sprint.
Results/race report 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Riders
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Results
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Overview - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017 More articles
BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 7: Matthews wins final race, GC victory Mohoric
BinckBank Tour 2018: The Route
BinckBank Tour 2018: Riders
Vuelta 2018: Preview
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Riders
Vuelta 2018: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 1: ITT in Málaga
Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2018: The Route
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route TTT - women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Teams TTT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders Road Race - men
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!