Gent - Ninove

The 2024 Omloop Nieuwsblad is a lumpy race that will take place on Saturday 24 February 2024 at 10:15.The race starts in Gent and finishes in Ninove. Start time is 10:15 with an expected finish at 15:03 (average speed of 42 km/h).

The total distance of the race is 202 km. The race includes 25 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints. The race has a total elevation gain of 1396.4 m with the highest altitude of the race being 108 m. The total descent of the race is -1407.9 m.

- The race will have temperatures between 5 and 8°C, with an average of 7°C.
- 1 mm of rain expected at some point in the race
- The wind will come mainly from SW, S with an average of 21 km/h wind. The maximum wind speed will be 24 km/h with gusts of up to 46 km/h.

The race includes 25 categorized climbs and 0 intermediate sprints.

The neutral start for this race is 7.4 km long with an average gradient of -0.1%.

Haaghoek is a Cobbles section, which starts at 36.2 km (165.8 km to go) and ends at 38.1 km (163.9 km to go). It has total distance of 1.9 km, and an average gradient of -0.7%, going from 79 to 65 meters of altitude.

Leberg is a Climb, which starts at 38.3 km (163.7 km to go) and ends at 39.3 km (162.7 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 3.6%, going from 59 to 94 meters of altitude.

Lange Munte is a Cobbles section, which starts at 87.9 km (114.1 km to go) and ends at 90.3 km (111.7 km to go). It has total distance of 2.4 km, and an average gradient of 0.4%, going from 49 to 59 meters of altitude.

Kattenberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 102.2 km (99.8 km to go) and ends at 103.5 km (98.5 km to go). It has total distance of 1.2 km, and an average gradient of 4%, going from 11 to 60 meters of altitude.

Kattenberg is a Climb, which starts at 102.5 km (99.4 km to go) and ends at 103.5 km (98.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.9 km, and an average gradient of 5.1%, going from 13 to 60 meters of altitude.

Holleweg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 104.2 km (97.8 km to go) and ends at 105.7 km (96.3 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 1.2%, going from 72 to 89 meters of altitude.

Haaghoek is a Cobbles section, which starts at 109.9 km (92 km to go) and ends at 111.8 km (90.2 km to go). It has total distance of 1.9 km, and an average gradient of -0.7%, going from 79 to 65 meters of altitude.

Leberg is a Climb, which starts at 112 km (90 km to go) and ends at 113 km (89 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 3.6%, going from 59 to 94 meters of altitude.

Paddestraat is a Cobbles section, which starts at 119.1 km (82.9 km to go) and ends at 121.4 km (80.5 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.

Hostellerie is a Climb, which starts at 128.7 km (73.3 km to go) and ends at 130 km (72 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 4.2%, going from 32 to 86 meters of altitude.

Valkenberg is a Climb, which starts at 137.1 km (64.9 km to go) and ends at 137.7 km (64.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.6 km, and an average gradient of 7%, going from 46 to 88 meters of altitude.

Holleweg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 145.8 km (56.2 km to go) and ends at 146.4 km (55.6 km to go). It has total distance of 0.7 km, and an average gradient of -1.6%, going from 89 to 79 meters of altitude.

Wolvenberg is a Climb, which starts at 147.8 km (54.2 km to go) and ends at 148.4 km (53.5 km to go). It has total distance of 0.6 km, and an average gradient of 6.5%, going from 30 to 72 meters of altitude.

Kerkgate is a Cobbles section, which starts at 152 km (50 km to go) and ends at 153.4 km (48.6 km to go). It has total distance of 1.4 km, and an average gradient of 2.9%, going from 28 to 70 meters of altitude.

Jagerij is a Cobbles section, which starts at 155 km (47 km to go) and ends at 155.9 km (46.1 km to go). It has total distance of 0.9 km, and an average gradient of 0.3%, going from 76 to 79 meters of altitude.

Molenberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 160.4 km (41.6 km to go) and ends at 160.7 km (41.3 km to go). It has total distance of 0.3 km, and an average gradient of 7.4%, going from 26 to 45 meters of altitude.

Molenberg is a Climb, which starts at 160.4 km (41.6 km to go) and ends at 160.9 km (41.1 km to go). It has total distance of 0.5 km, and an average gradient of 6.5%, going from 26 to 56 meters of altitude.

Haaghoek is a Cobbles section, which starts at 165.3 km (36.7 km to go) and ends at 167.2 km (34.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.9 km, and an average gradient of -0.7%, going from 79 to 65 meters of altitude.

Leberg is a Climb, which starts at 167.4 km (34.6 km to go) and ends at 168.3 km (33.6 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 3.6%, going from 59 to 94 meters of altitude.

Berendries is a Climb, which starts at 171.5 km (30.5 km to go) and ends at 172.4 km (29.6 km to go). It has total distance of 0.9 km, and an average gradient of 6.9%, going from 30 to 93 meters of altitude.

Elverenberg - Vossenhol is a Climb, which starts at 173.5 km (28.5 km to go) and ends at 174.8 km (27.2 km to go). It has total distance of 1.3 km, and an average gradient of 3.8%, going from 36 to 87 meters of altitude.

Muur - Kapelmuur is a Climb, which starts at 185 km (17 km to go) and ends at 186.2 km (15.8 km to go). It has total distance of 1.2 km, and an average gradient of 7.3%, going from 18 to 105 meters of altitude.

Muur - Kapelmuur is a Cobbles section, which starts at 185.1 km (16.9 km to go) and ends at 186.6 km (15.4 km to go). It has total distance of 1.5 km, and an average gradient of 4.6%, going from 22 to 89 meters of altitude.

Bosberg is a Climb, which starts at 189.3 km (12.7 km to go) and ends at 190.2 km (11.7 km to go). It has total distance of 1 km, and an average gradient of 6.2%, going from 45 to 105 meters of altitude.

Bosberg is a Cobbles section, which starts at 189.8 km (12.1 km to go) and ends at 190.2 km (11.8 km to go). It has total distance of 0.4 km, and an average gradient of 8.2%, going from 77 to 106 meters of altitude.

The final 3 km for this race starts at 199 km, has an average gradient of -1%, and reaching 11 m of altitude.