Route

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100km - start at 10h30

– 1250m ascend
– 11 climbs 
– 8500m cobbles
– 5000m gravel
– 4 food stops


This track follows the track of 75km but adds 25km to it in 4 little loops. The classic bikes and your legs will have to prove their strength on this one, that's for sure! The typical beautiful landscape of the Flemish Ardennes is the best reward.

Note: The riders start together with those of the 75km at 10h30. If your legs suddenly stop spinning you can follow the 75km to shorten the route without any problem.

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75km - start at 10h30

– Elevation: 900m
– 7 short climbs
– 6000m cobbles
– 3200m gravel
– 4 food stops


Ideal for those who do not yet have the physical fitness to finish the 100km. Do not be discouraged by the climbs, they are short, the views are beautiful, and food stops are well stocked, even with music!

Note: The start is together with the 100km. The riders of 40km start 45min later.

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40km - start at 11h15

– 350m ascend
– 2 climbs
– 2200m cobbles
– 5250m gravel
– 2 feed zones


Rolling landscapes and a nice scenery. No hard Tour of Flanders hills in this loop. Contains some dustroads and cobblestone lanes. Check your tubulars before you start!

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Paterberg & Koppenberg Vintage Ride - Saturday 11h

Group ride in vintage style. Conquer the legendary Paterberg & Koppenberg (cobbled around 20% climbing percentage)

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Retro Sprint - Saturday from 15h00

The Retro Criterium from recent years will be replaced by the 'Retro Sprint'. Who took part in previous years at the Criterium will certainly like this one too. This competition ensures at least for the necessary tension and atmosphere!


The rules for participation and the dress code is the same for the ride on Sunday (see 'protocol').

These are the categories:

-Multi-Speed ​​= retro bicycle with gears
-Singlespeed= bicycle that has has only one gear, a freewheel (legs can stop turning)
-Fixed gear =  bicycle with one fixed gear (legs can not stop turning)
-High Bicycle (when enough participants)

First there is a time trial of 680m around the Church of Pamele arriving along the Scheldt. The fastest 16 (depending on number of participants per category) will go through to the Retro Cobble Sprint Tournament. This is a kind of pursuit race like on the track on a closed circuit of thick 100m. 3 laps should be completed. The rider who overtakes the other goes to the next round. Note: this course consists entirely of cobbles ...

There's only a maximum of 130 participants in total allowed. So register in advance! The participation fee is 6 euros. Each participant will get an extra insurance. Whoever wins gets the honor and will receive a trophy.

For the last timing, see 'program'.

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