Sportives in Belgium

dortmunder Posts: 101
I'm thinking of riding the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Sportive at the end of February. Has anyone ridden it or any of the other classics sportives? Any advice appreciated.


  • I've done a few events in Belgium and the organization is always excellent, without much of the fuss they make here whenever they are "even capable" of slicing a Tesco cake at a feed stop.

    Go for it, I'm sure it will be a corker. Otherwise consider the Gent-Wevelgem a few weeks later... it's a circular route from Kortrijk... 215 or 140 Km, depending on how strong you feel
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  • The continent is a lot better value for money and definitely a bit faster.
  • Thanks guys. I think the Omloop fits best with work and my holiday plans
  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege is pretty spectacular also - the Ardennes is a great place to ride.
    VO2 Max - 79 ml/kg/min
    W/kg - 4.9
  • philbar72
    philbar72 Posts: 2,229
    I regularly do LBL and the tour of flanders. both are great fun. the locals do differing versions of the same in better weather, I've been recommended Tillf Bastogne Tillf I think it is... similar to LBL and probably more scenic (as Liege is very industrialised).
  • Another one is Les Geants, a much smaller event that L-B-L, but the same standard of orgnaisation...
    VO2 Max - 79 ml/kg/min
    W/kg - 4.9
  • blim
    blim Posts: 333
    Try - Koppenberg, Paterberg, Kluisberg, Carrefour de l'arbre, velodrome. Starts and ends in Oudenaarde and is on the 1st May every year. Well worth it: well organised and quieter than the Ronde.
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