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
To change your picks simply submit a new set and we will pick up your latest set.
- van Avermaet
Benoot slides out of the leading group on a corner with 29Km to go……..
Bit embarrassing that they had to stop the Women’s race because they were catching the Men’s Peloton as the men were cruisin’. Not fair on the Women. Maybe they should give the Men a speed up signal and anyone that gets caught is then bumped. Though of course that would create a bit of an issue as to how they would get home post bump. Maybe in the Women’s Broom Wagon.
Shazbot… came back to the site on time again. Normally i chose Rob Sandy’s picks. But did not find them. So am taking the followinga risk:
Can you go to the OTR League page and put them in the Form on that page and click Submit please.
Yeah don’t know where RobSandy and Rick are – maybe just giving the rest of us a head start!
Ok, here’s to the start of my disastrous 2019 cmpaign.
You need to submit them on the form on the OTR League Page…………