Harelbeke - Harelbeke

The 2024 E3 Saxo Classic is a hilly race that will take place on Friday 22 March 2024 at 10:52.The race starts in Harelbeke and finishes in Harelbeke. Start time is 10:52 with an expected finish at 15:35 (average speed of 44 km/h).

The total distance of the race is 207.6 km. The race includes 26 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints. The race has a total elevation gain of 1860.6 m with the highest altitude of the race being 160 m. The total descent of the race is -1862 m.

- The race will have temperatures between 10 and 12°C, with an average of 11°C.
- 2 mm of rain expected at some point in the race
- The wind will come mainly from W, SW with an average of 15 km/h wind. The maximum wind speed will be 19 km/h with gusts of up to 35 km/h.

The race includes 26 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints.

Katteberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 29.4 km (178.2 km to go) and ends at 30.6 km (177 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 4%, going from 11 to 61 meters of altitude.

Katteberg is a Climb, which starts at 29.9 km (177.7 km to go) and ends at 30.6 km (177 km to go). It has total distance of 0.7 km, and an average gradient of 6.4%, going from 13 to 61 meters of altitude.

Holleweg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 31.4 km (176.2 km to go) and ends at 32.8 km (174.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 1.2%, going from 73 to 90 meters of altitude.

Paddestraat is a Cobbles section, which starts at 42.9 km (164.7 km to go) and ends at 45.2 km (162.4 km to go). It has total distance of 2.3 km, and an average gradient of 0.9%, going from 23 to 43 meters of altitude.

La Houppe is a Climb, which starts at 88.9 km (118.7 km to go) and ends at 90.8 km (116.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.9 km, and an average gradient of 5.2%, going from 54 to 151 meters of altitude.

Kanarieberg is a Climb, which starts at 95.3 km (112.3 km to go) and ends at 96.4 km (111.2 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 9.2%, going from 50 to 144 meters of altitude.

Oude Kruisberg is a Climb, which starts at 102.9 km (104.7 km to go) and ends at 103.7 km (103.9 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 6.7%, going from 49 to 103 meters of altitude.

Oude Kruisberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 103.2 km (104.4 km to go) and ends at 103.7 km (103.9 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 8.1%, going from 64 to 103 meters of altitude.

Knokteberg is a Climb, which starts at 111.1 km (96.5 km to go) and ends at 112.3 km (95.3 km to go). It has total distance of 1.2 km, and an average gradient of 7.5%, going from 31 to 121 meters of altitude.

Hotondberg is a Climb, which starts at 115 km (92.6 km to go) and ends at 115.8 km (91.8 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 5.4%, going from 119 to 159 meters of altitude.

Kortekeer is a Climb, which starts at 121.9 km (85.7 km to go) and ends at 122.7 km (84.9 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 7.5%, going from 28 to 87 meters of altitude.

Taaienberg is a Climb, which starts at 126.5 km (81.1 km to go) and ends at 127.1 km (80.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.6 km, and an average gradient of 6.5%, going from 37 to 77 meters of altitude.

Taaienberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 126.6 km (81 km to go) and ends at 127.1 km (80.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 5.9%, going from 46 to 78 meters of altitude.

Berg ten Stene is a Climb, which starts at 134.5 km (73.1 km to go) and ends at 135.7 km (71.9 km to go). It has total distance of 1.2 km, and an average gradient of 5.3%, going from 33 to 95 meters of altitude.

Boigneberg is a Climb, which starts at 139.7 km (67.9 km to go) and ends at 140.7 km (66.9 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 5.5%, going from 28 to 83 meters of altitude.

Ellestraat is a Climb, which starts at 144.4 km (63.2 km to go) and ends at 145.5 km (62.1 km to go). It has total distance of 1.1 km, and an average gradient of 5.4%, going from 30 to 91 meters of altitude.

Mariaborrestraat is a Cobbles section, which starts at 148.6 km (59 km to go) and ends at 150.6 km (57 km to go). It has total distance of 2 km, and an average gradient of 0.1%, going from 35 to 36 meters of altitude.

Stationberg is a Climb, which starts at 148.6 km (59 km to go) and ends at 149.2 km (58.4 km to go). It has total distance of 0.6 km, and an average gradient of 4.4%, going from 36 to 64 meters of altitude.

Kapelberg is a Climb, which starts at 159.6 km (48 km to go) and ends at 160.4 km (47.2 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 5%, going from 40 to 80 meters of altitude.

Paterberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 163.7 km (43.9 km to go) and ends at 164.1 km (43.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.4 km, and an average gradient of 11.3%, going from 32 to 73 meters of altitude.

Paterberg is a Climb, which starts at 163.7 km (43.9 km to go) and ends at 164.1 km (43.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.4 km, and an average gradient of 11.3%, going from 32 to 73 meters of altitude.

Oude Kwaremont is a Climb, which starts at 167 km (40.6 km to go) and ends at 169.1 km (38.5 km to go). It has total distance of 2.1 km, and an average gradient of 4.2%, going from 13 to 104 meters of altitude.

Oude Kwaremont is a Cobbles section, which starts at 167.6 km (40 km to go) and ends at 169.1 km (38.5 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 4.2%, going from 41 to 104 meters of altitude.

Karnemelkbeekstraat is a Climb, which starts at 174.3 km (33.3 km to go) and ends at 175.7 km (31.9 km to go). It has total distance of 1.4 km, and an average gradient of 5.8%, going from 50 to 131 meters of altitude.

Varent is a Cobbles section, which starts at 181.9 km (25.7 km to go) and ends at 183.9 km (23.7 km to go). It has total distance of 2 km, and an average gradient of 0.6%, going from 16 to 27 meters of altitude.

Tiegemberg is a Climb, which starts at 186 km (21.6 km to go) and ends at 186.7 km (20.9 km to go). It has total distance of 0.8 km, and an average gradient of 5.6%, going from 35 to 78 meters of altitude.

The final 3 km for this race starts at 204.6 km, has an average gradient of -0.2%, and reaching 13 m of altitude.