Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 odds

Who wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019?

Highest
odds
Lowest
odds
Any Other1.011.01
Greg Van Avermaet7.006.00
Philippe Gilbert10.007.00
Jasper Stuyven10.009.00
Sep Vanmarcke10.009.00
Michael Matthews16.0011.00
Sonny Colbrelli17.0010.00
Tim Wellens17.0012.00
Oliver Naesen19.0010.00
Tiesj Benoot19.0010.00
Arnaud Démare19.0015.00
Alexey Lutsenko19.0017.00
Michael Valgren19.0019.00
Wout Van Aert23.0013.00
Dylan Van Baarle23.0015.00
Niki Terpstra26.0010.00
Yves Lampaert26.0015.00
Any Other Rider (Omloop Het Nieuwsblad)26.0026.00
Matteo Trentin29.0026.00
Zdenek Stybar34.0019.00
Mads Pedersen41.0026.00
Edvald Boasson Hagen41.0029.00
Magnus Cort41.0029.00
Bob Jungels41.0041.00
Mike Teunissen51.0021.00
Danny Van Poppel51.0026.00
Edward Theuns51.0026.00
Jürgen Roelandts51.0034.00
Jens Keukeleire51.0034.00
Ian Stannard51.0041.00
Søren Kragh Andersen51.0041.00
Matej Mohoric51.0045.00
Jasper Philipsen67.0034.00
Jens Debusschere67.0037.00
Christophe Laporte67.0041.00
Lukasz Wisniowski67.0051.00
Giacomo Nizzolo67.0067.00
Sean De Bie67.0067.00
Julien Vermote81.0051.00
Sebastian Langeveld81.0051.00
Stefan Küng81.0051.00
Florian Senechal81.0081.00
Lars Boom101.0029.00
Jempy Drucker101.0051.00
Timo Roosen101.0051.00
Silvan Dillier101.0067.00
Taco Van Der Hoorn101.0067.00
Baptiste Planckaert126.0067.00
Daniel Oss126.0067.00
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck126.0067.00
Pascal Ackermann126.0081.00
Luke Rowe126.00101.00
Alexis Gougeard126.00126.00
Amaury Capiot126.00126.00
Brian Van Goethem126.00126.00
Adrien Petit151.0067.00
Jan Bakelants151.0067.00
Jerome Baugnies151.0067.00
Jonas Rickaert151.0067.00
Nils Politt151.0067.00
Stijn Vandenbergh151.0067.00
Yoann Offredo151.0067.00
Kenny Dehaes151.00101.00
Luke Durbridge151.00101.00
Moreno Hofland151.00101.00
Davide Ballerini151.00151.00
Dries De Bondt151.00151.00
Enrico Gasparotto151.00151.00
Iván García Cortina151.00151.00
Jimmy Janssens151.00151.00
Bert Van Lerberghe201.0067.00
Nikolas Maes201.00101.00
Taylor Phinney201.00101.00
Alex Kirsch201.00126.00
Damien Gaudin201.00126.00
Frederik Frison201.00201.00
Matti Breschel201.00201.00
Dion Smith251.0081.00
Nathan Van Hooydonck251.00126.00
Mads Würtz Schmidt251.00251.00
Chris Lawless301.00151.00
Gijs Van Hoecke301.00151.00
Owain Doull301.00151.00
Harry Tanfield301.00201.00
Iljo Keisse301.00201.00
Zico Waeytens301.00201.00
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen301.00301.00
Carlos Barbero301.00301.00
Carlos Betancur301.00301.00
Dimitri Claeys301.00301.00
Edward Planckaert301.00301.00
Francisco Ventoso301.00301.00
Lars Bak301.00301.00
Lukas Pöstlberger301.00301.00
Maarten Wynants301.00301.00
Pascal Eenkhoorn301.00301.00
Rüdiger Selig301.00301.00
Juraj Sagan401.00151.00
Stijn Devolder401.00151.00
Ramon Sinkeldam401.00201.00
Roy Curvers401.00201.00
Tim Declercq401.00201.00
Aimé De Gendt401.00401.00
Andrea Pasqualon401.00401.00
Christopher Juul-Jensen401.00401.00
Laurens De Vreese401.00401.00
Luka Pibernik401.00401.00
Marco Marcato401.00401.00
Michael Hepburn401.00401.00
Piet Allegaert401.00401.00
Pim Ligthart401.00401.00
Roy Jans401.00401.00
Sven Erik Bystrøm401.00401.00
Valerio Agnoli401.00401.00
Vyacheslav Kuznetsov401.00401.00
Michael Gogl501.00201.00
Grega Bole501.00501.00
Jacopo Guarnieri501.00501.00

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019

The 74th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is an upcoming one-day professional road cycling race, taking place on 2nd March 2019 in the Belgian region of Flanders. It’s the first top-tier professional cycling race of the Belgian cycling calendar and consists of a lot of the same climbs as the Tour of Flanders. It’s also the first European World Tour race of the season. Like the 2018 race, this year the finale includes the Wall of Geraardsbergen and Bosberg climbs, while the finish line has been moved to Ninove. In total, the riders will race almost 200 km.

Michael Valgren (Team Dimension Data) is the current title holder, having soloed to victory in the 2018 race. He was joined on the podium by Lukasz Wiśniowski (CCC Team) and Sep Vanmarcke (Team EF Education First Pro Cycling Team).

Before that, Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet, from CCC Team, won back to back titles. In 2017, he finished ahead of Peter Sagan (Team Bora–Hansgrohe) and Sep Vanmarcke. Prior to the wins by Greg Van Avermaet, British rider Ian Stannard from Team Sky won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.

The 2019 route

Overall, the 2019 route takes the riders over thirteen hills and seven cobbled sections. The route is fairly similar to the 2018 route, but with a different finish.

Starting in Ghent, the will face the famous hellingen (hills) of Flanders. They’ll also have to battle the often unpredictable weather which makes the steep hills and cobbled roads particularly entertaining.

The climbing begins at the Leberg - a 950 metre climb at 4.2%, just after the first cobbled section at the Haaghoek. The Katteberg climb is around the halfway mark, before the Leberg appears for the second time around 110 km in. In the final 80 km, eight more hills and four cobbled sections feature, making the finale an intense ending.

The hills include the Rekelberg, 800 metres at 4% gradient, the Valkenberg, 540 metres at 8.1% gradient, and the Wolvenberg, 645 metres at 7.9% gradient. These are closely followed by the cobbled sections of the Ruiterstraat, Kerkgate and Jagerij. The Molenberg climb, 463 metres at 7% gradient, then leads onto the third climb of the Leberg, before taking the riders to the Berendries, 940 metres at 7% gradient, and Elverenberg/Vossenhol, 1.3 km at 3.6% gradient.

In the last stages of the race, the peloton will then tackle the Wall of Geraardsbergen, 475 metres at 9.3% gradient, and Bosberg, 980 metres at 5.8%, in quick succession. The final race to the end is then a flat 12.8 km to Ninove.

Who are the favourites?

Belgian riders have a been traditionally successful when it comes to winning in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. A Belgian rider has won the race fifty-six times. Two-time winner Greg Van Avermaet, previous winner Philippe Gilbert (Team Deceuninck - Quick Step) and Tim Wellens (Team Lotto Soudal) will be hoping for more Belgian success. While reigning champion Michael Valgren will also hope to podium once more.

They will face the challenge of Arnaud Demare (Team Groupama - FDJ) and Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb).