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- Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Route Details here.

- Women's Start List here.  Men's Start List here.

- Photos:   Teams recon the cobbles of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - Photos.

- Photos:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Photos.

- Art:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Art

- Results:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Results

- Preview: Classics stars align for Opening Weekend - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - European season gathers steam with Belgium's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

- News: Van Aert ready to hit the road for Jumbo-Visma.  (Cyclingnews) - Cyclocross rider makes 'big step” up to WorldTour level at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

- News: Siggaard feels no added pressure wearing bib no. 1 at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  (Cyclingnews) - 'The team wants to perform and we'll fight for it' says defending champion.

- News: 12 riders to watch during Opening Weekend.  (Cyclingnews) - Cyclingnews' selection for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

- Preview: Van Avermaet the danger man to depose Valgren.  (Cyclingnews) - .

- News: Valgren has homework done ahead of Opening Weekend.  (Cyclingnews) - ‘It’s so hard to win these Classics’ says Dimension Data rider.

- Following his stage win at Tour du Haut Var, Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First) had this to say: "Every Belgian rider wants to be on this top level. But also I’ve started to feel it over the last few days when I’m training or in the supermarket, to feel people are awake again because the Classics are coming. People are super happy I won that stage and on my training days, they’ve been stopping their cars to shout ‘Congratulations’, ‘Good job’, ‘Keep going’ and ‘Good luck this weekend,’."

- Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) before the race: "I am feeling really good ahead of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and am excited to start the Classics season. During the winter and early season races, this is what I am always thinking about so it is nice to have the first race here. I think my shape is exactly where it needs to be and I was really impressed by my teammates in Valencia and Oman which was a good sign for the Classics. Although this will be the first cobbled race for us, half of us train together every day in Belgium so we are comfortable as a team.  The Classics season is long and it’s important to maintain good shape right through to April, which isn’t always easy, but it would be really special to get a good result for CCC Team at opening weekend, so this is definitely the goal."

- EF Education First roster for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

Sep Vanmarcke
Sebastian Langeveld
Tom Scully
Matti Breschel
Taylor Phinney
Alex Howes
Mitch Docker

- Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First): "The tactics are you can't really have tactics in this type of race!  Basically in all these Classics the first half of the race is to mainly make the riders a bit tired and then from half-way the hills and the cobbles start, as do the attacks.  Anything can happen.  It's so nervous that people crash a lot. You need to fight a lot for your position, and I need to be with my teammates and trust that they will bring me to the right position. Then in the final it's man-to-man and it’s just very different and hard to choose the tactic."

- CCC Team for the 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

Michael Schär (SUI)
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)
Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL)
Fransisco Ventoso (ESP)
Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL).
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Fabio Baldato (ITA)

- Valerio Piva (CCC Team sports director): "Of course, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is an important race for CCC Team as it is the first Classic of the season. We know that Greg is in good shape and is motivated to start the Classics well but there are a lot of riders who can win on Saturday. We will do everything we can to put him in a good position and see how the race plays out.  Greg will be supported more or less by the same riders who joined him at the Tour of Oman, with the exception of Fransisco Ventoso who replaces Kamil Gradek. We have the local experience from our Belgian riders; Gijs Van Hoecke, Nathan Van Hooydonck, and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, all of whom train on these roads every day.  Michael Schär, who is a valuable road caption, and Łukasz Wiśniowski, who was second at the 2018 edition, complete the squad. We left Oman very happy with the teamwork throughout the week so we are looking forward to seeing these riders race together on the cobbles for the first time this year."

- Defending champion Michael Valgren ahead of the 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: "It is great to be heading into opening weekend as the defending champion of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Having the number 1 race bib will be special and it will bring back some good memories from last year, but now this weekend is also a new race. I know I have done the work and prepared well for this year's classics season. It's so difficult to win any of these classics but we are going to try and getting off to a good start this weekend will be great, for me and our team."

- Michael Valgren (Astana) won the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad men's race and is back to defend.  Others expected on the start line in the men's race include: Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tim Wellens, Pascal Ackermann, Arnaud Démare, Niki Terpstra, Lars Boom, Giacomo Nizzolo, Yves Lampaert, Iljo Keisse, Bob Jungels, Zdenek Stybar, Oliver Naesen, Sonny Colbrelli, Sep Vanmarcke, Taylor Phinney, Stefan Kung, Matteo Trentin, Carlos Betancur, Wout Van Aert, Ian Stannard, Michael Matthews, Jasper Stuyven, Stijn Devolder et al.

- Christina Siggaard (Team Virtu Cycling) won the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad women's race.

- Team Sunweb lineup for the men's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Jan Bakelants (BEL)
Roy Curvers (NED)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Casper Pedersen (DEN)
Martijn Tusveld (NED)

- Marc Reef (Team Sunweb director sportif): "We have Michael as our leader in the opener of the Flemish Spring Classic season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this weekend. We expect him to play a role in the final of the race, with the final support of both Casper and Søren, who showed his great shape this last week in the Algarve.  Michael will take the experience of last year with him, where unfortunately a crash took him out of the race after being in the first group leading up towards the Muur. Both Jan and Asbjørn make their debut for the team and it will also be the first time the Kragh Andersen brothers ride together for Team Sunweb, so it will be a special weekend for them."

- Team Sunweb roster for the women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

Lucinda Brand (NED)
Janneke Ensing (NED)
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Floortje Mackaij (NED)
Coryn Rivera (USA)
Julia Soek (NED)

- Hans Timmermans (Team Sunweb coach): "We're looking forward to the opener of the Classics season this weekend at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad with our Women's program. We've had a good preparation period on training camp and our first race in Valencia was another good step for us, so we're feeling confident that we can compete for a top result. Floortje showed good shape in Spain and this will be her first real test in Belgium. We also have a former winner with Lucinda who is motivated to start her season here and Coryn, who was strong on the climbs in Spain and is also a card to play if it comes to a sprint."

- Annemiek van Vleuten returns from knee injury suffered at UCI Road Worlds: "In total it was eight-weeks before I could ride my race bike again, but after seven-weeks I could do a little bit on the home trainer or the town bike.  People were sometimes talking about my Rio injury but this one was for me very hard. The injury itself was harder than Rio, there was more impact."

- Official Start Lists for Women's race here (coming) and Men's race here.

- Race map and profile here.

- Race schedules:

Women's race
Start at 11:43 CET, 5:43am ET
Finish at 15:19 CET, 9:19am ET

Men's race
Start at 11:35 CET, 5:35am ET
Finish at 16:38 CET, 10:38am ET

- The 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is being held Saturday, March 2.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (le Circuit Het Nieuwsblad en direct).

2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad LIVE
March 2, Belgium
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Start List (Men's) - Start List (Women's)

Women's Race starts at 11:43am CET
(5:43am U.S. Eastern)

Women's Finish at around 3:19pm CET
(9:19am U.S. Eastern)

Men's Race starts at 11:35am CET
(5:35am U.S. Eastern)

Men's Finish at around 4:38pm CET
(10:38am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 1:30pm CET
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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Live Coverage

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The cobblestones of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, just three days before the 2019 edition.
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Cyclocross superstar Mathieu ver der Poel (Team Corendon-Circus) and teammates recon the cobblestones of OHN.
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On Wednesday, Team Sky trained on the cobblestones of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
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Cobbles and windmills of the 2018 edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Riders climb the Muur de Grammont during the 2018 edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
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Michael Valgren (Astana) won the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad men's race.
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Notes from the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

- News: Siggaard wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Women.  (Cyclingnews) - Ryan second and Confalonieri third.

- News: Valgren wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  (Cyclingnews) - Wisniowski second, Vanmarcke third.

- Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here.  (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Watch it LIVE + On Demand via in-the-cloud DVR feature, Fubo TV Cycling Channel, HD quality) (8:15am U.S. Eastern)

- LIVE video here.  (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (Rtbf, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here. (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Fubo TV Cycling, HD quality)

- LIVE video here.  (Vrt/Sporza, Dutch)

- News: Gilbert points to Molenberg as key climb in new Omloop het Nieuwsblad course.  (Cyclingnews) - 10 years on from his last Omloop victory, Belgian says 'back then it was different'.

- News: Van Avermaet: It's more difficult for me without Sagan.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian hopes for aggressive racing on new Omloop Het Nieuwsblad course.

- News: Klier: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is all about suffering.  (Cyclingnews) - German director looking to guide Vanmarcke to success.

- News: Mitchelton-Scott name opening weekend squad.  (Cyclingnews) - Trentin with free role, Durbridge returns from injury for Omloop and Kuurne.

- Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First-Drapac): "Omloop is the first important race of the season and the first time on cobbles. The atmosphere is great, and everybody wants to be good. It’s hard, full-gas racing."

- Men's race preview: Classics contenders out in force for opening weekend - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.

- Women's race preview: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Women: The doorway to the spring Classics.  (Cyclingnews) - New world champions toe the start line in Gent - Preview.

- News: Gilbert aims for record third Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors will be flexible with rosters during Belgian weekend.

- News: Burghardt will lead Bora-Hansgrohe in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  (Cyclingnews) - .

- News: Naesen fit for opening weekend despite broken nose.  (Cyclingnews) - 'It's annoying but won't make me ride any slower' says Belgian champion.

- News: Matthews confirmed for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  (Cyclingnews) - Multiple options for Sunweb to open classics campaign.

- More complete TV broadcast details to come...

- Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

- Race schedules:

Women's race - "Circuit Het Nieuwsblad-Femmes Elite"
Start at 11:43 CET, 5:43am ET
Finish at 15:18 CET, 9:18am ET

Men's race
Start at 11:45 CET, 5:45am ET
Finish at 16:32 CET, 10:32am ET

- Valerie Demey (Lotto Soudal Ladies): "It will be a tough race, tougher than on the old course of the Omloop. The first sixty kilometres shouldn’t be underestimated, because those are definitely not flat. It will be a matter of saving your strengths in the first half of the race. On the first hill the pace will immediately be raised.  Getting to the foot of the first hill in a good position will be crucial. From then on teams will try to make a selection in the bunch. There is not much distance between the hills, so it won’t be possible to move up in the peloton or to take a breath."

- Team Sunweb for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
DS: VAN DONGEN, Arthur
141 ANDERSEN, Søren Kragh
142 CURVERS, Roy
143 HINDLEY, Jai
144 MATTHEWS, Michael
145 STAMSNIJDER, Tom
146 THEUNS, Edward
147 TUSVELD, Martijn

- Team Sunweb coach Arthur van Dongen: "We want to ride aggressively at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and show ourselves in the break of the day. Our goal is to have Edward, Michael and Søren positioned well going into the final. For Michael, Omloop will be his first race of the season following a very good training block with several team training camps, including one at altitude. With a few additions to the final we expect the race to be harder and aim to play a role with these three puncheurs. We have a really strong team to support our ambitions with Jai, Tom, Martijn and road captain Roy fresh out of other races in a good shape to help us achieve our goal."

- Two-time defending champion Greg van Avermaet: "I'm really happy that we are now at my first goal of the season and I'm really well prepared. Everything went well up until now so I'm looking forward to trying to win again. The shape is there so I just have to have some luck with the race situation. If everything goes well then I will be there in the finale and hopefully I can win."

- BMC Racing lineup for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

1 VAN AVERMAET, Greg
2 BETTIOL, Alberto
3 DRUCKER, Jean-Pierre
4 KÜNG, Stefan
5 ROELANDTS, Jurgen
6 SCHÄR, Michael
7 VAN HOOYDONCK, Nathan

- Tom Steels (directeur sportif, Quick-Step Floors): "It will be interesting to ride the new Omloop finale, similar with the one Flanders had until 2011. The new finale is a demanding one, and we’ll just see if it will lead to an open race or make the riders take a more defensive approach. We will be there with many cards, strong guys who have shown a good form these past few weeks; some of them can go from afar, while others can make use of their speed in case it comes down to a small group sprinting for the win. We are confident and really looking forward to these races."

- Quick-Step Floors for the Omloop (formerly Het Volk):

91 DEVENYNS, Dries
92 GAVIRIA, Fernando
93 GILBERT, Phillippe
94 KEISSE, Iljo
95 LAMPAERT, Yves
96 STYBAR, Zdenek
97 TERPSTRA, Nik

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) will be making his debut at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: "I'm going to Europe for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. I am really excited about making my debut there."

- The 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is being held Saturday, February 24.

 


The peloton rides on the cobblestones of the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, passing a windmill along the way.
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Michael Valgren (Astana) celebrates as he nears the finish line, winner of the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
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Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, with Peter Sagan second and Sep Vanmarcke third.
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