Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020 - practical information

Cycling is back in Belgium! We're opening the classic season like we always do: with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. On this page you can find practical information about the team presentation in 't Kuipke and the finish in Ninove.

The team presentation will take place in the Ghent Kuipke. Access to the Floraliën hall and Kuipke is completely free for all cycling fans. Both Elite Men's and Women's team will be presented during an amazing show.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Presentation will start with a ceremonial part (dj) at 09:00 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m. on, teams will be presented on the big stage. At 11:35 a.m. the start will be given for the men on the Emile Clauslaan. Women will follow on the same location at 11:43 a.m.

The order in which the teams will be presented on stage, including the correct hours, can be found here.

The team zone at the Floraliënhal (zone SMAK/Kuipke), where the riders will prepare for the start, is freely accessible. 

On February 29th, you don't have to miss a second of the team presentation or the elite women's race, thanks to Proximus! You can follow it via Proximus' Pickx platform.

Livestream team presentation: 9.45 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.

Livestream elite women's race: 12.00 noon until the end




The men's and women's race will both finish at the Onderwijslaan in the center of Ninove.
You don't have to miss out on the race during the day, because you can follow it on big screens in the fan zone near the finish. There, you can buy food and drinks.

The team zone at the Centrumlaan is freely accessible for fans. 

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We've listed all the transport options to Ghent and Ninove here.



To improve air quality, Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road R40) is a low-emission zone. Only vehicles that meet the conditions for admission are allowed into this zone. Vehicles with a foreign number plate that are admitted must be registered. Can your car enter the low-emission zone? Check your vehicle’s Euro standard and fuel type. The Euro standard is indicated by means of a number. You find the Euro standard in the registration document in the ‘environmental category’ section. The higher the Euro standard, the cleaner your car. Do you want to know whether your car can enter the LEZ? Fill in the test on



Do you want to shop in Ninove on Saturday 29 February? The parking of Ninia Shopping Center will be available free of charge!


  • ELITE MEN: 11.35
  • ELITE WOMEN: 11.43



  • ELITE WOMEN: 12.59
  • ELITE MEN (3x): 12.42 - 14.23 - 15.42



  • ELITE WOMEN: 14.51
  • ELITE MEN: 16.13



  • ELITE WOMEN: 14.58
  • ELITE MEN: 16.19



  • ELITE WOMEN: 15.19
  • ELITE MEN: 16.38