Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

OTR League

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).

  1. Michael Valgren (Den) Astana Pro Team
  2. Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
  3. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
  4. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
  5. 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.

2019 Result

  1. Stybar
  2. van Avermaet
  3. Wellens
  4. Lutsenko
  5. Teuns
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KogaLover
KogaLover(@kogalover)
March 1, 2019 5:22 pm

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:
GvA
Wellens
Stuyven
Valgren
Trentin

Wiscot
Wiscot(@wiscot)
March 1, 2019 2:45 am

Ok, here’s to the start of my disastrous 2019 cmpaign.
Wellens
GvA
Valgren
Stuyven
Trentin

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