The 8 Classics
Omloop het Nieuwsblad Cyclo
Are you keen to conquer the tough slopes and gruelling cobbled sections in the Flemish Ardennes once again? One day after the pros, you can kick-start the new Belgian cycling season yourself. From Ghent’s Kuipke you head towards the duo Leberg – Haaghoek. On the way, several steep climbs and cobbled roads will cross your path with the Muur van Geraardsbergen and Bosberg as absolute highlights. Be sure to put the first Peloton appointment in your agenda!
Distance: 75 – 110 – 145
Dwars door Vlaanderen Cyclo
The Wednesday before the Tour of Flanders, a dress rehearsal awaits riders in Dwars door Vlaanderen. In 2021, Dylan Van Baarle embarked on a successful solo on Berg Ten Houte, while Mathieu van der Poel floored Tiesj Benoot in a duo sprint last year. Are you curious to see if you too can conquer this spring classic? Keep up the pace on the cobblestones of the Herlegemstraat and, like Chiara Consonni, take control of the sprint in the final kilometre. Feel Like A Pro, Ride Like A Pro!
Distance: 80 – 120 – 153
One day before the pros you can go to war in Flanders Fields and discover the course of Gent-Wevelgem for yourself. Along the way, you will fight the wind in de Moeren, conquer the steep cobblestones of the Kemmelberg and fly over the dust of the Plugstreets. Get ready for a ride steeped in history against a beautiful backdrop. You don’t want to miss such a classic steeped in history, do you?
Distances: 70 – 100 – 120 – 140 – 220
We Ride Flanders - RVV Cyclo
Vlaanderens Mooiste, De Hoogmis, Moeders Mooiste,… Saturday 1 April will be a cycling party to look forward to again! That is when you can ride your Tour of Flanders one day before the pros, with the same iconic hills and legendary cobbled sections. Struggling up the tough climbs and on the cobbles, enjoying the picturesque, winding roads through the Flemish countryside and being swept along by the unparalelled atmosphere during “We Ride Flanders”, will you follow in the footsteps of Lotte Kopecky or Mathieu van der Poel?
Start: Oudenaarde or Bruges (235 km)
Distances: 75 – 144 – 179 – 235
Brave the wind and get your sprinters legs out! Depart from Schoten for a tour of 78, 122 or 152 kilometers. Discover the beautiful roads at our northern neighbors along the East and West side of the Schelde and finish after a passage through Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide with the classic final of the pro race.
Distances: 80 – 122 – 152
Brabantse Pijl Cyclo
The Brabantse Pijl Cyclo presented by Deloitte traditionally provides the transition from the Flemish cobblestones to the hills of the Ardennes. Get ready for a ride with the best of both worlds: the perfect mix of cobblestones. Cycle 74, 110 or 150 delicious kilometers through the Druivenstreek and the Zennevallei. #FeelLikeAPro on the same roads on which the pros contest the annual Brabantse Pijl, and on which Julian Alaphilippe raced to the world title in 2021.
Start: Leuven (Heverlee)
Distances: 74 – 110 – 150
Do you also think back to the 2021 Road World Championships in Flanders with fond memories? Would you like to relive that incredible atmosphere? You can! On Tuesday 15 August, the programme features “Ride Leuven”, a wonderful cycling event in and around Leuven where we invite young and old to come along to cycle and support in a summery setting!
Distances: 15 – 70 – 110
Super 8 Cyclo
With the SUPER 8 Cyclo, we end this season of the Continental Classics Tour. You will depart from the Haacht Brewery domain on Saturday 16 September for your reconnaissance of the SUPER 8 Classic. You will enjoy the green Flemish periphery and ride through the Druivenstreek, where you will have to conquer a few well-known obstacles such as the Smeysberg or Moskesstraat. Finish under the finish arch of the pro race: Feel Like A Pro!
Distances: 70 – 100 – 125