2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad LIVE stream, Start List, Route Details, Times, Results, Photos


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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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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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- Viewers in U.S.A. and Canada: Watch it LIVE or watch it later.  You can watch Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (and many other races throughout the season) in HD LIVE and On Demand via Fubo TV.  (List of races and more info here.)

- Photos:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Photos

- 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.

- Videos:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Videos

- Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Route Details here.

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

- Art:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Art

- Results:   Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Results

- Michael Valgren (Astana) won the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad men's race.

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

- 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)

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

- 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.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Race map and profile here.

- 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
141 ANDERSEN, Søren Kragh
142 CURVERS, Roy
143 HINDLEY, Jai
144 MATTHEWS, Michael
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:

2 BETTIOL, Alberto
3 DRUCKER, Jean-Pierre
4 KÜNG, Stefan
6 SCHÄR, Michael

- 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
96 STYBAR, Zdenek

- 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.

- For the 14th consecutive year, you can follow Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (formerly Het Volk) live at cyclingfans.com.

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- We will update here with the best and latest live feeds at broadcast time.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (le Circuit Het Nieuwsblad en direct).

2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad LIVE
February 24, Belgium
Official Website
Start List (Women's + Men's)

Race starts at 11:45am CET
(5:45am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 4:32pm CET
(10:32am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 1:30pm CET
(7:30am U.S. Eastern)


 Ghent weather

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Live Coverage

Live video streaming:

(Fubo TV in HD, English)
(U.S.A. and Canada)
(Free trial.)

Links to come as available

(Dutch, Sporza live stream)
(1:30 CET)
(7:30am U.S. Eastern)

(French, RTBF livestream)
(Circuit Het Nieuwsblad en direct)
(14:15 CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)

(Dutch, NOS live stream)
(14:15 CET)
(8:15am U.S. Eastern)

- more links to come -

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Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:



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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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