LOTTO BELGIUM TOUR (BE)
SEPTEMBER 5 – 8
ABOUT THE PROLOGUE
Nieuwpoort – Nieuwpoort | 4,3 km
Just like last year, the Lotto Belgium Tour again starts with a prologue at the coastal city of Nieuwpoort. The course of this prologue has some cobbles and a few dangerous corners. The first rider will start her prologue at 15h00.
ABOUT STAGE 1
Meerbeke – Ninove | 114 km
The first normal stage of the 2017 Lotto Belgium Tour will start in Meerbeke and finish at Ninove. The parcours leads us through the hilly region where the Tour of Flanders finished before it moved to Oudenaarde. The riders will have to conquer three GPM’s and three cobbled sections. There’ll also be two superrushes, one after 45,5 km and one after 71 km. They’ll cross the finish line only once before the actual finish, this with a little over 10 km to go.
ABOUT STAGE 2
Herselt – Herselt | 106,8 km
The second stage starts and finishes in Herselt. Throughout the course, our girls will have to conquer no less than eight GPM’s. There are also five rushes spread along the road.
ABOUT STAGE 3
Geraardsbergen – Geraardsbergen | 114 km
The last stage of the 2017 Lotto Belgium Tour will be the toughest one. The stage starts and finishes in Geraardsbergen. With 12 hills along the course (and most of them are the one’s that also have to be climbed during the Tour of Flanders) and 8 cobbled sections, this promises to be the most decisive stage of them all. In this stage, there are no rushes.