Tour of Flanders 2016 - women: Route

Tour of Flanders 2016 for womenSunday, April 3, 2016 – At 141 kilometres, edition 13 of the women's Tour of Flanders features 10 hills and 6 cobbled sectors. The finale is the same as in the men's race, meaning a series of steep hills that's to be concluded with Paterberg, boasting a maximum grade at over 20%. At the top the women have 13.3 kilometres left to race.

The Tour of Flanders for women starts in Oudenaarde and when they are back there after 40 kilometres the party really gets going when the first hill looms. Wolvenberg is a 645 metres with a steepest sector at 17.3%. Almost directly it’s bumping and bouncing time at the pavé of the Ruiterstraat, Kerkgate and Jagerij, while the cobbled climb up Molenberg is next – 463 metres while the toughest sector account for a 14.3% gradient.

Hills and stretches of pavé come and go until Kanarieberg ushers in the finale with a 1 kilometre climb at 7.7%. At the top it’s 35 kilometres left to race and three Flemish hills left to conquer…

Kruisberg is crested after a 2.5 kilometres toil at 5% and then the finale’s finale offers a duo of cobbled climbs. Oude Kwaremont is 2.2 kilometres at 4% with steepest sectors at over 11%. 3.4 kilometres later Paterberg is the last hurdle. The cobbled climb is only 360 metres, but the average grade is 12.9% and the maximum grade is a grueling 20,3%! At the top of this monster the women face 13.3 flat kilometres to the finish line in Oudenaarde.

Last year, Elisa Longo Borghini was the victor in Flanders Finest.

Race results/race report 2016 Tour of Flanders for women.

Tour of Flanders 2016 for women: Route maps, height profile, and more

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