Dwars door Vlaanderen Cyclo
The steep hills and tough cobbled sections in the Flemish Ardennes are waiting for you once again. Are you keen to conquer them? Or maybe you are preparing for We Ride Flanders, the Tour of Flanders for cycling enthusiasts? Dwars door Vlaanderen Cyclo gives you the chance to test your legs on Saturday 18 March 2023.
You will start from Waregem for an 73, 117 or 147-kilometer ride through the challenging Flemish countryside. Lap up the beautiful scenery whilst imagining that you are a pro on the cut-throat roads of Dwars door Vlaanderen. In short, the ideal tour for a fun day in the saddle!
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Discover the circuit
Last year, Chiara Consonni and Mathieu van der Poel sprinted to victory in Dwars door Vlaanderen. Will you try to escape from your friends on one of the steep elevations along the way or will you beat them after an intense sprint at the finish in Waregem? Take a look at the course now!
With no less than twelve hills and five cobbled sections, the 147-kilometer ride is one for the real Flandriens among us. From the start in Waregem, the steep climbs and cobbled sections alternate. Overcome the Côte de Trieu, Berg Ten Houte and Kanarieberg and fly over the cobblestones of Mariaborrestraat and Doorn. In the grand finale, you’ll take in the Huisepontweg, Nokereberg and Herlegemstraat before dismounting feeling accomplished.
Do you want to overcome the obstacles along the way, but prefer to limit the number of kilometres? The 117-kilometer ride also bears many similarities to the course of the pros. The ten hills and five cobbled sections make this ride a challenge not to be underestimated. If you would rather go for the shortest ride this early in the season, then you can let off steam on the 73-kilometer ride. The Hotond and Côte de Trieu are waiting for you!
Check out the courses via RouteYou:
Have you chosen your event? Great! Please see all Dwars door Vlaanderen Cyclo rates below.
Voordeeltarief (t.e.m. 06/03)
Standaardtarief (na 06/03)
It makes sense to register early!
Get off to an early start and register before 6 March. This puts you in the breakaway group and you can benefit from a better price.
Please note: Your registration includes a €5 deposit for the use of your number plate. This is refunded at the finish or you can exchange it for an original T-shirt.
Members of Cycling Vlaanderen/FCWB benefit from a special rate, regardless of the time of registration.
The organisation will provide plenty of parking spaces close to the start and finish allowing you to park your car safely.
From the N382, follow the signs to one of the car parks for a smooth start:
- Parking 1, Hypodroom: Holstraat 95, Waregem.
- Parking 2, Jeugdcentrum: Zuiderlaan 44, Waregem.
- Parking 3, Expo: Zuiderlaan 20, Waregem.
- Parking 4: Verbindingsweg Waregem.
- Parking 5: Carpool, Franklin Rooseveltlaan 180, Waregem.
- Parking 6: Zuiderpromenade, Schakelstraat Waregem (paying).
- Parking 7: Het Pand, Schakelstraat Waregem (paying).
- Parking 8: Damweg Waregem (paying).
Felix Verhaeghenstraat 7
- 147 km: 7:30 – 9am
- 117 km: 7:30 – 10am
- 73 km: 7:30 – 11am
- Plenty of refrechment points on the route
- Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
- Technical assistance at the start, at the refreshment points and along the course
- Medical service at the start and at the refreshment points
- Signallers along the course
- Perfect signposting along the parcours
- Route map / marked route
- Frame plate
- Free coffee at the start
Scan & ride
Register online, we’ll email you your ticket. That way you can immediately pick up your frame plate after presenting your ticket at the Scan & Ride desks. No need to get off your bike again!
Registration on the day itself
Would you prefer to register on the spot? Park your bicycle in the secure bicycle shed!
The registration stand in Waregem is open on Saturday 18 March 2023:
- 147 km: 7:30 – 9am
- 117 km: 7:30 – 10am
- 73 km: 7:30 – 11am
Enjoy plenty of refrechment points en route, including Etixx sports nutrition and drinks, water and a wide choice of fruit and biscuits.
Number of refrechment points*:
- 147 km: 3 refreshment points
- 117 km: 2 refreshment points
- 73 km: 1 refreshment point
The last refrechment point closes at 2.30 p.m.
* Refrechment points given upon presentation of frame plate only!
The last refrechment point closes at 2.30 p.m. If you arrive later we will not be able to consider you as an official participant and you will be required to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Waregem will close officially at 4:30pm.
Changing rooms and showers
Changing rooms and showers are also available near the finish (Car park Jeugdcentrum), follow the signs.
At the end of your ride, don’t forget to exchange your frame plate for your €5 deposit or exchange it for an original T-shirt.
There will also be a fun après-bike where you can sit back and unwind after your ride.
Breakdown on the road?
Technical assistance is provided at the start and supply stations. If you can’t make it there, call the emergency number on the back of your frame plate to speak to our mobile breakdown service.
Medical assistance is available at the start and supply stations. In case of urgent medical assistance, call 112.
ETIXX SPORTS NUTRITION
Etixx fuels your goal
Etixx Sports Nutrition offers athletes healthy support for sustainable sport performances. Thanks to our collaboration with Etixx Sports Nutrition, you will be able to enjoy a quality supply of Etixx products (Isotonic, Energy Gel, Energy Sport Bar,…) during your spring classic. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy exclusive promotions and discounts on the Etixx range when you register and after the event. This way we can guide all sportsmen and women with their preparation and in reaching the finish line.
In a higher gear with Etixx
Sufficient training is the key to success, but without a healthy diet and the right sports nutrition before, during and after every ride, it will never be possible to achieve your full potential with training alone.
Athletes in general – because of their physical efforts – have a higher need for vitamins and minerals. Additional supplements are therefore highly recommended. The complete range of Etixx sports nutrition and supplements supports you fully at this point, all products comply therefore with the highest quality requirements and have the Informed Sports quality label.
In order to optimally guide the participants in choosing the most suitable sports nutrition in the preparation and during the spring classics, Etixx has developed a page with specific sports nutrition advice for cyclists.
Ride with us and support Younited Cycling
Besides being a relaxing activity, cycling is also a powerful tool. Under the flag of ‘My Team, My Home’, Younited Cycling builds cycling teams where everyone is welcome and included.
Their participants are experts in daily survival who fight against vulnerability in housing, mental health, well-being, poverty, migration or addiction.
In their peloton, they find more than just teammates, they find a home. They are coached by social workers who give them a warm welcome and individual attention, to guide them both on and off the bike.
Additional funding is needed to help Younited Cycling grow. Your contribution can also help. When registering online, you have the option to donate 5, 10 or 15€ for Younited Cycling.
The organisers advise everyone to avoid any form of strenuous physical activity for which they are not adequately prepared. Make sensible choices about the distance you ride and/or the pace you set for yourself.
Anyone who aims to improve performance and compete at a high intensity should see a (specialised sports) physician annually for a check-up. There is no requirement to produce a medical certificate.
It is up to the participant to decide how to use the information resulting from a medical check-up. The organisers cannot be held liable in this respect.
Good cause: vzw Stop Darmkanker
The not-for-profit organisation vzw Stop Darmkanker (Stop Bowel Cancer) is a young, dynamic and independent NGO whose motto is: sharing knowledge can save lives.
vzw Stop Darmkanker wants to convince everyone that early detection of polyps and bowel cancer will drastically reduce the number of deaths from bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a silent killer.
Every year more than 8,500 Belgians are diagnosed with bowel cancer. Every day 9 people die of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in women and the third most commonly occurring in men.- If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, there is over a 90% chance of recovery. Knowledge about bowel cancer is still not adequate. Extra resources are needed to fight the disease.
Your contribution can also be life-saving. When you register, you have the chance to donate 5, 10 or 15 € to vzw Stop Darmkanker.
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