Map and profile of the 2023 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – The 207.3km racebegins in Gent and ends in Ninove.
– Riders face 12 steep climbs and nine cobbled sections.
– In-race situation: 7-man break clear at the front of the race
2023-02-25T12:03:57.633Z 125KM REMAINING
Team Jayco AlUla’s Chris Juul-Jensen has jumped out of the peloton, and is now a minute ahead. Quite what his plan is though is anyone’s guess – he’s still got over four minutes to make up on the break.
The women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is also set to get underway shortly. Here’s our rundown of the riders to watch2023-02-25T11:45:29.265ZInterestingly, the ending has moved for this year’s edition to Elisabethlaan. As a draggier, uphill finish, that would change the complexion of a sprint finish should the race end that way – which, given the likelihood of a headwind forcing itself upon any attackers in the finale, is certainly a possibility.2023-02-25T11:39:30.588Z 145KM REMAINING While the riders make their way to the next cobbled sector, which is still another 30km from now, why not have a read of some of our features on this year’s Het Nieuwsblad? Here we consider the positives and negatives of reaching form early for this race, for riders who are targeting the monument cobbled classics in the spring. Notoriously, the rider who wins Het Nieuwsblad never seems to go on to also win the Tour of Flanders in the same season.2023-02-25T11:27:09.044ZThe weather may not quite be as accommodating as it appeared at the start of the day. […]
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