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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2023

The 2023 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is a single-day cycling competition that will be held in Belgium. As the first race of the year in Northwestern Europe and the start of the Belgian cycling season, it retains significant prestige. The race has been a part of the UCI World Tour, the top-tier of professional cycling events, since 2017.

In Flanders, the race begins in Ghent and ends in Ninove. The race kicks off Europe's cobbled classics season, travels over the Flemish Ardennes' hills. It is characterized by frequent chilly weather due to its early calendar date, which contrasts with the early-season stage races in the Middle East and Southern Europe.

The Route

The race begins from Ghent, East Flanders, and then passes to the Flemish Ardennes, a region in the south of the province with various short climbs. The finish line was at Lokeren, 20 kilometers east of Ghent, from 1996 until 2007.

The race is often regarded as challenging, measuring 200 kilometers and including 13 climbs in the hill zone. There are also a few flat cobbled sections. Despite seasonal variations, the Berendries, Eikenberg, Leberg, Molenberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen, and Taaienberg are a few of the climbs that can be found in the Omloop on a regular basis. The race is comparable in nature to the Tour of Flanders due to its mountainous Flemish Ardennes route, and is often utilized as a warm-up for the bigger event five weeks later. One new peak, Boembekeberg, was added to the 2016 event to replace the Molenberg, which was omitted due to road construction. In order to change it for the 2017 race.

The largest square in Ghent, Sint-Pietersplein, has historically served as both the official start and end. However, every seven years, when Easter falls early in the calendar year, the space is reserved for the yearly Mid-Lent fair, thus organizers must find alternative venues. The starting point in 2016 and 2017 was the Citadel city park, which is next to the Kuipke velodrome. The finish line was close to the starting location on the Emile Clauslaan road.

Participating Teams

The event is held every year and shows many competitors around the world. As the event marks the start of the Belgian cycling season, various riders grow eager to experience the new vibe at the outset. The climbers should take advantage of this opportunity to use it as a warm-up for the upcoming event. The race, however, is pumped up by the participation of various top competitors and competing teams.

Top competitors: Wout Van Aert, Victor Campenaerts, Nils Politt, Zdeněk Štybar, Nathan Van Hooydonck.

Competing teams: Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise, Lotto-Dstny, AG2R Citroën Team, Alpecin-Deceuninck, Astana Qazaqstan Team, Bahrain - Victorious, BORA - hansgrohe, Cofidis, Groupama - FDJ, INEOS Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma, Movistar Team, Soudal - Quick Step, Team Arkéa Samsic, Team BikeExchange - Jayco, Team DSM, Trek - Segafredo, UAE Team Emirates and many more.

Recent Winners

Belgian professional road racer Wout van Aert became the title holder on behalf of the Team Jumbo–Visma in 2022 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Sonny Colbrelli (Team Bahrain Victorious) and Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) got the second and third place respectively in that race.

Other recent winners are Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck–Quick-Step) 2021, Jasper Stuyven (Trek–Segafredo) 2020, Zdeněk Štybar (Deceuninck–Quick-Step), 2019, Michael Valgren (Astana) 2018, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) 2017 and 2016, Ian Stannard (Team Sky) 2015.