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Greg Van Avermaet Classic 2017

Greg Van Avermaet Classic

May 13 2017
Berlare, Belgium

Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet prefers to train in the Flemish Ardennes. On Saturday 13 May 2017 he would like to take his sportiest fans along with him for a ride on his training course, starting at the lake 'Donkmeer' in Berlare.

On Saturday 13 May, Greg invites cyclists to join him in riding his training course in the Flemish Ardennes. You can choose between 65, 110 or the full 150km with climbs including the Wall of Geraardsbergen, La Houppe and Greg's absolute favourite climb - the Berendries.

"The course covers the region where I prefer to train when I'm home. Usually I meet up with the 'Parelvissers' and we set of for a training ride of 4 to 6 hours. The Wall of Geraardsbergen often features on the programme, but it is mainly the Berendries where we like to test and hurt each other ", laughs Greg Van Avermaet. "I think this is a tour that will be appreciated by everyone. Additionally, it promotes the Donkmeer in Berlare. The après-bike is sure to be as fun as the ride itself", says Greg.

That Greg Van Avermaet has had an incredible year goes without saying. A host of incredible victories, fantastic places of honour, the yellow jersey in the Tour and of course Olympic gold in Rio. The foundation for this success was laid in the Flemish Ardennes. Van Avermaet can quickly reach the hilly area from his home, alone or with his workout buddies from the "Parelvissers" (Pearl Fishers). The Donkmeer in Berlare is their base and also serves as the start and finish location of the first Greg Van Avermaet Classic.

Greg Van Avermaet Classic 2017


Routes: 65, 110, 150 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
What's Included?

insurance (helmets are compulsory, participants without a helmet are not insured)
plenty of provisions at every checkpoint, including sports drinks, fruit and snacks
technical and medical service
an itinerary
changing room and showers
secure bike storage
Beer or soft drink for every participant
Nice "Greg van Avermaet" gadget

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Festivalhal DONKMEER Donklaan 125 9290 Berlare
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