Race information


On February 27 the Belgian cycling season will kick off with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The provisional start list promises an exciting race between the start in Ghent and the finish in Ninove. Jasper Stuyven, last year's winner, will be up against a whole lot of top riders. And all of them are eager to win the first WorldTour race on European soil.

Stay home in front of the tube!

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 is taking place on 27 February. Because of the current health situation we are asking you to watch the race at home. On this page you will find more information about the race. Be a #FlandrienAtHome.

  • No public at start or finish zones
  • No public on hills or cobbled sections
  • Mask required
  • Prohibition of gathering more than 4 people

Where can you watch?

Thanks to these broadcasters you can follow the men's race live followed by the live final of the women's race.

Do you want to tune in earlier for the women's race? Watch your riders on one of the extended livestreams. Enjoy!

Course overview

Due to the covid-19 measures we cannot show you the schedule of the opening race of the classic season this year. But we gladly share the course overview with you. (Click the image to see the full course overview)