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Stretching a whopping 181km, this route is solely the reserve of trained athletes keen to push themselves to the limit. It was put together by experts, with special attention to tackling the right hills in the right direction. As well as in Oudenaarde, you can also start this route in Ronse or Geraardsbergen. There are also optional short cuts at various points. Whatever you decide, for safety reasons this route should always be ridden clockwise.

Pre-ride

Food & Drink
Peloton Café

Chasing Cancellara

* Whether the roughest and toughest stretches of “Flanders’ Finest” are dry and dusty or wet and slippery, the Cancellara in you just can’t wait to be unleashed.

* You’re not scared of a pro racing route. What was the race record  again? Just you wait!

* You want to feel those cobblestones and the bumpier the better.

* For you, gently pedalling along is simply not an option. Nor is “giving up” part of your vocabulary.



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Toepkapel
33km

Toepkapel

Toepkapel is a beautiful yet tough stretch of road amongst the forests of Nederbrakel en route for the chapel that lies at the top of the hill. The wellknown “Top” brand of spring water is bottled just a stone’s throw from here at the foot of the hill. This stretch guarantees a challenging but rewarding climb of maximum 12% over a total length of 400 metres.

last climb of the day:

181.5km Finish