This Sunday, July 7th, the U23 riders will compete for victory during Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The start will be given at 1 pm in Zottegem (Parkstraat). The winner will be able to celebrate around 5 pm, at the same location in Zottegem.
161 tough kilometres are presented to the U23 riders, with 9 hills and 9 cobbled sections. From Zottegem, the peloton will ride to Zwalm and Brakel, where they will dispute the Molenberg and the duo Haaghoek – Leberg. After that, they will have to conquer Tenbosse, which is just a warm-up for the challenging Muur van Geraardsbergen and Bosberg.
Halfway into the race, the U23 riders arrive at the local rounds in Zottegem and Herzele. They’ll have to defeat the cobbles of the Paddestraat and Lippenhovestraat 4 times, just like the Grotenberg.
At around 5 pm, we’ll know the winner of this year’s edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23.