Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Photo – Michael Valgren by dragfepic.pw
The OTR Classics season starts on Saturday 2 March with the 74th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. With the Pro Peloton moving North back to Europe from the warmer climes of the Southern Hemisphere, Omloop is the first race of the Belgian cycling calendar and includes a number of climbs from the Tour of Flanders. Starting in Ghent, the race is over roughly 200 Km and finishes in Ninove via the Wall of Geraardsbergen and Bosberg.
2018 saw Michael Valgren (den) take the win with Greg van Avermaet taking the honours in 2017 and 2016. Top 5 from last year were as below (Event results from 2018 can also be found on the Peloton page).
- Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team
- Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
- Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
- Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
- Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
Full details of 2019 entrants can be found here
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- van Avermaet