2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2017 UCI World Tour, race 4 of 37
Race details
Dates25 February 2017
Stages1
Distance198.3 km (123.2 mi)
Winning time4h 55' 06"[1]
Results
  Winner  Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) (BMC Racing Team)
  Second  Peter Sagan (Slovakia) (Bora–Hansgrohe)
  Third  Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium) (CCC Development Team[template problem])
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The 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 25 February 2017. It was the 72nd edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and was the fourth event of the 2017 UCI World Tour. It was the first time that the race was included in the UCI World Tour calendar.[2][3]

The race was won, from a three-up sprint finish,[1] by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team),[4] ahead of the reigning world champion Peter Sagan – riding for Bora–Hansgrohe – and CCC Development Team[template problem]'s Sep Vanmarcke completed the podium, after the three riders broke away from the field in the final quarter of the race.[5]

Teams[edit]

As a new event to the UCI World Tour, all UCI WorldTeams were invited to the race, but not obligated to compete in the race. As such, fifteen of the eighteen WorldTeams – all except Team Dimension Data, Movistar Team and UAE Team Emirates – competed in the race.[6] Ten UCI Professional Continental teams competed, completing the 25-team peloton.[7]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Route[edit]

After a forced relocation from Sint-Pietersplein to the Citadel Park [nl] – the site adjacent to the Kuipke velodrome – for the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the Citadel Park again hosted the start of the race.[8] The finish was once again held on the Emile Claus thoroughfare, close to the starting place.

At 198.3 kilometres (123.2 miles) and with thirteen climbs in the hill zone, the course was challenging and arduous. Additionally, there were several flat stretches of cobbles.[9] After a year's hiatus due to roadworks, the Molenberg returned to the race for its 2017 edition; the Eikenberg was also partially paved for the 2017 race.[10]

Categorised climbs and cobbles[edit]

Climbs and cobbled sections in the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
No. Name Distance from Surface Length
(metres)
Gradient (%)
Start
(km)
Finish
(km)
(ave.) (max.)
Haaghoek 51.4 146.9 cobbles 2000
1 Leberg 54.4 143.9 asphalt 950 4.2% 13.8%
2 Berendries 58.5 139.8 asphalt 940 7% 12.3%
3 Tenbosse 63.4 134.9 asphalt 450 6.9% 8.7%
4 Eikenmolen 68.9 129.4 asphalt 610 5.9% 12.5%
5 Muur van Geraardsbergen 80.7 117.6 cobbles 750 9.3% 19.8%
6 Valkenberg 98.4 99.9 asphalt 540 8.1% 12.8%
Haaghoek 107.2 91.1 cobbles 2000
7 Kaperij 117.0 81.3 asphalt 1000 5.5% 9%
8 Kruisberg 128.9 69.4 asphalt &
cobbles
1800 4.8% 9%
Donderij 133.6 64.7 cobbles 800
9 Taaienberg 138.6 59.7 cobbles 530 6.6% 15.8%
10 Eikenberg 143.9 54.4 cobbles 1200 5.2% 10%
11 Wolvenberg 147.0 51.3 asphalt 645 7.9% 17.3%
Ruiterstraat 147.1 51.2 cobbles 800
Karel Martelstraat 148.4 49.9 cobbles 1300
Holleweg 149.8 48.5 cobbles 350
Haaghoek 154.4 43.9 cobbles 2000
12 Leberg 157.4 40.9 asphalt 950 4.2% 13.8%
13 Molenberg 162.9 35.4 cobbles 463 7% 14.2%
Paddestraat 167.8 30.5 cobbles 2300
Lippenhovestraat 170.5 27.8 cobbles 1300
Lange Munte 177.5 20.8 cobbles 2500

Result[edit]

Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 4h 55' 06"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3  Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) CCC Development Team[template problem] + 0"
4  Fabio Felline (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 45"
5  Oscar Gatto (ITA) Astana + 52"
6  Luke Rowe (GBR) Team Sky + 52"
7  Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 52"
8  Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 52"
9  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Quick-Step Floors + 56"
10  Adrien Petit (FRA) Direct Énergie + 58"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Uitslag - Résultat - Result" (PDF). KBWB-RVLB.com. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "UCI expands WorldTour to 37 events". Cycling News. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ "The UCI reveals expanded UCI WorldTour calendar for 2017". UCI. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (25 February 2017). "Greg Van Avermaet pips Peter Sagan to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad victory". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Greg Van Avermaet wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Three WorldTour teams opt out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - News Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite: List of participants" (PDF). Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Flanders Classics. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Heel wat wijzigingen in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad" [A lot of changes in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Mediahuis. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite 2017". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  10. ^ "VIDEO: Asfalteringswerken op de Eikenberg stuiten op hilarisch protest" [VIDEO: Asphalt surfacing on the Eikenberg met with hilarious protest]. Sporza (in Dutch). Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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