The 78th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on Saturday 25 February. The race marks the opening of the Belgian cycling calendar and features a lot of climbs from the Tour of Flanders. The Wall of Geraardsbergen/Bosberg combo marked the finale of the last editions. At approximately 200 kilometres, the Omloop is the first race in the Flemish Opening Weekend – the other one being Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. (Slideshow route/profile)
Wout van Aert is title holder. Last year, the Flemish powerhouse soloed to victory before Sonny Colbrelli and Greg Van Avermaet sprinted to second and third place.
Another interesting read: records and winners in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2023: profiles, social media
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Muur van Geraardsbergen interactive
streetview Muur van Geraardsbergen
Muur van Geraardsbergen at Strava