Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo is the Opening Classic Next Season
The 2019 Etixx Classics Tour kicks off with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo on Sunday March 3 2019, the traditional opener of the Spring Classics Season
For pros, the Omloop is the first real test of the season. In addition to the Pro race, thousands of amateur cyclists get the chance to ride the opening classic. For many cyclists this is a tough challenge after a ‘bikeless’ winter or a long period of riding on rollers.
Participants can choose between three different routes, so everybody’s pre season form is accomodated.
Finish In The Centre Of Ninove After A Thrilling Finale
The longest route of 130 km departs, just like the professional’s, at ‘t Kuipke in Ghent. The finish line has been relocated from Meerbeke to the centre of Ninove. With five cobbled sections and nine tough ascents the riders will soon be able to evaluate their early season form.
The riders will have to face the route as the professionals. The biggest challenges being; the Molenberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen and Bosberg, with passages over ‘de Jagerij’ and ‘de Haaghoek’.
Too many ascents for you, but you still want to experience the OHN finale to the fullest?
The shortest 65 km route with 3 ascents or the medium route of 90 km with 7 ascents maybe perfect for you.
Both races start in Ninove.
All participants, like the pros, will finish the race in the heart of Ninove, after the passages of the Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Bosberg, the day after the professionals race.
Etixx Fuels Your Goal
Etixx sports nutrition is the proud title partner of the Etixx Classics Tour. “Great to see that so many recreational cyclists are willing to face these tough challenges. Etixx wants to help every participant by giving useful information about sports nutrition before, after and during the race. The supplies during the stages will be our responsibility!”
Register from December 3rd
Registration opens Tuesday December 4 at etixxclassicstour.be
Etixx Classics Tour: Feel Like A Pro
The Etixx Classics Tour is a series of ten “bucket list” events for every recreational cyclist. Riders from home and abroad can experience how it feels to ride the most beautiful and most renowned Flemish cycling classics. Always one day before or one day after the professional’s race.
The Etixx Classics Tour is part of Peloton. Peloton brings the 40 best Belgian cycling events together and stands for quality, fun, challenge, safety, health… and puts the participant’s experience on top.
For more information, please visit: peloton.be