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2023 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (World Tour),

78th edition: Saturday, February 25, 2023
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Gent - Ninove, 207.3 km

Dylan Van Baarle gives his 2023 classics season an impressive start. His nearest chaser is 20 seconds back.

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Weather at the finish city of Ninove at 1:50 PM, local time: 7C (44F), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the north at 18 km/hr (11 mph). There is a 5% chance of rain.

The Race: Here's the organizer's race summary.

The 78th edition of Omloop het Nieuwsblad was right up Dylan van Baarle's alley. The Dutchman soloed to victory on the Elisabethlaan in Ninove. He made it ahead of De Lie and Laporte.

At 10.55 am the starting gun sounded for the 78th edition of Omloop het Nieuwsblad for the men. 't Kuipke opened its doors wide again for the fans to cheer on their favourite at the start. 207 km between Ghent and Ninove, that's what was on the menu.

Not long after the start signal, the early break was already in full swing. There were seven of them, the men who would colour the first hours of the race: Louis Blouwe (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles), Alex Colman and Gilles De Wilde (Team Flanders-Baloise), Adam de Vos (Human Powered Health), Mathis Le Berre (Team Arkea-Samsic), Mathias Norsgaard (Movistar Team) and Jelle Wallays (Cofidis). Their lead was up to seven minutes.

In the peloton, it was Jumbo-Visma that took control of the race and set the pace in the peloton. With Jan Tratnik, they sent a man on the counter-attack. He was joined by Haller (Bora-Hansgrohe), O'Brien (Team Jayco Alula), Swift (INEOS Grenadiers), Van Hooydonck (Jumbo-Visma) and Wright (Bahrain Victorious). But their attack did not really carry far. The peloton did not let up and the lead of the break began to shrink.

Just over 50km from the line, top favourite Arnaud de Lie went to ground. The young Belgian of Lotto Dstny had to change bikes and was forced into the chase. He was soon able to rejoin the peloton, however, just before the final began. Leading up to that final, the leading group also began to shrink. At the front, only Wallays, Norsgaard and Le Berre remained.

Jumbo-Visma meanwhile rushed to the foot of the Molenberg, where Van Hooydonck opened the throttle. That also meant the immediate end of the breakaway. A group of about 25 riders formed. Jumbo-Visma clearly wanted to make it a tough race. Van Baarle was the next to shake the tree. He was joined by Milan (Bahrain Victorious), Vermeersch (Lotto Dstny) and Le Berre, who was also in the early breakaway. At the back, Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) and Geniets (Groupama FDJ) tried to cross on the Haaghoek, while a regrouping followed in the peloton. After the final Leberg, Stuyven and Geniets were joined by Van Moer (Lotto Dstny), Eekhoorn (Team DSM) Tratnik (Jumbo-Visma) and Oliveira (UAE Team Emirates).

On the Berendries, things at the front went too fast for Milan. Meanwhile, it was Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroen Team) leading the forcing in the peloton. Organisation did not come, a new attack did. Tim Wellens tried it in turn on Elverenberg - Vossenhol. Not much later, Pidcock also did his bit. In the meantime, it was Van Baarle at the front who went full out in search of victory. The only one who could follow was Le Berre. In the peloton, Jumbo-Visma put the block on it.

Meanwhile, at the front, Van Baarle was the favourite. Bahrain Victorious tried to rectify the lopsided situation at the back. The gap was around 40 seconds leading up to the Muur van Geraardsbergen. On the Vesten, it was over and out for Le Berre. Van Baarle started the climb of Muur and Kapelmuur solo. In the peloton, it was Wellens who upped the tempo. Together with Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious), he went in search of the lone leader. De Lie, with Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) in his wheel, also went smoothly over the Wall. That group of four went in search of leader Van Baarle.

Also on the Bosberg, Van Baarle successfully defended his lead of 15 seconds over the quartet. He started the final 12 km solo towards the new finish on the Elisabethlaan in Ninove. In the sprint for second place, it was De Lie who made it ahead of Laporte.

The sprint for second: Arnaud de Lie (left) beats Christophe Laporte.

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Complete results:


173 riders on the start list, 2 non-starters, 48 abandons. 125 classified finishers

207.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.189 km/hr

1 Dylan Van Baarle Jumbo-Visma 4hr 54min 49sec
2 Arnaud De Lie Lotto Dstny @ 20sec
3 Christophe Laporte Jumbo-Visma s.t.
4 Alexander Kristoff Uno-X s.t.
5 Tom Pidcock INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
6 Davide Ballerini Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
7 Nils Politt Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
8 Andrea Pasqualon Bahrain Victorious s.t.
9 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Sep Vanmarcke Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
11 Mike Teunissen Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
12 Piet Allegaert Cofidis s.t.
13 Matis Louvel Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
14 Ide Schelling Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
15 Tiesj Benoot Jumbo-Visma s.t.
16 Owain Doull EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
17 Jake Stewart Groupama-FDJ s.t.
18 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar s.t.
19 Oliver Naesen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
20 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
21 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious s.t.
22 Magnus Sheffield INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
23 Mathis Le Berre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
24 Jonas Rutsch EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
25 Stefan Küng Groupama-FDJ s.t.
26 Tim Wellens UAE Team Emirates s.t.
27 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ @ 28sec
28 Jonas Koch Bora-hansgrohe 0:32
29 Julius Van Den Berg EF Education-EasyPost 0:37
30 Nathan Van Hooydonck Jumbo-Visma 0:42
31 Rasmus Tiller Uno-X 0:58
32 John Degenkolb Team DSM 1:42
33 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
34 Greg Van Avermaet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
35 Edward Theuns Trek-Segafredo 2:46
36 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
37 Jenthe Biermans Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
38 Max Kanter Movistar s.t.
39 Sean Flynn Team DSM s.t.
40 Lluis Mas Movistar s.t.
41 Stan Dewulf Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
42 Pavel Bittner Team DSM s.t.
43 Florian Vermeersch Lotto Dstny s.t.
44 Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
45 Dries Van Gestel TotalEnergies s.t.
46 Anders Skaarseth Uno-X s.t.
47 Martin Urianstad Bugge Uno-X s.t.
48 Brent Van Moer Lotto Dstny s.t.
49 Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
50 Imanol Erviti Movistar s.t.
51 Clément Russo Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
52 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Alexis Renard Cofidis s.t.
54 Sven Erik Bystrøm Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
55 Toms Skujins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
56 Cédric Beullens Lotto Dstny s.t.
57 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
58 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
59 Casper Pedersen Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
60 Julian Mertens Bingoal-WB s.t.
61 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
62 Victor Campenaerts Lotto Dstny s.t.
63 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
64 Jens Keukeleire EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
65 Edvald Boasson-Hagen TotalEnergies s.t.
66 Robert Stannard Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
67 James Shaw EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
68 Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-WB s.t.
69 Filip Maciejuk Bahrain Victorious s.t.
70 Damien Touzé Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
71 Yves Lampaert Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
72 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
73 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo s.t.
74 Alex Kirsch Trek-Segafredo s.t.
75 Sam Watson Groupama-FDJ 2:53
76 Ivan Romeo Movistar 3:22
77 Florian Sénéchal Soudal Quick-Step 5:47
78 Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Mathias Vacek Trek-Segafredo 6:24
80 Marco Haller Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
81 Nils Eekhoff Team DSM s.t.
82 Mathias Norsgaard Movistar 6:47
83 Adam De Vos Human Powered Health s.t.
84 Lawrence Naesen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Yevgeniy Fedorov Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
86 Ward Vanhoof Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
87 Jelle Wallays Cofidis s.t.
88 Dusan Rajovic Bahrain Victorious s.t.
89 Oscar Riesebeek Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
90 William Blume Levy Uno-X s.t.
91 Connor Swift INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
92 Remy Mertz Bingoal-WB s.t.
93 Baptiste Planckaert Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
94 Jan Tratnik Jumbo-Visma s.t.
95 Axel Zingle Cofidis s.t.
96 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
97 Frederik Frison Lotto Dstny s.t.
98 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 9:31
99 Søren Kragh Andersen Alpecin-Deceuninck 11:56
100 Michael Vink UAE Team Emirates 12:22
101 Jonas Abrahamsen Uno-X s.t.
102 Kevin Vermaerke Team DSM s.t.
103 Sandy Dujardin TotalEnergies s.t.
104 Ben Perry Human Powered Health s.t.
105 Arne Marit Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
106 Michal Kwiatkowski INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
107 Leonardo Basso Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
108 Felix Engelhardt Jayco-AlUla s.t.
109 Christophe Noppe Cofidis s.t.
110 Hugo Page Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
111 Alex Colman Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
112 Louis Blouwe Bingoal-WB s.t.
113 Daan Hoole Trek-Segafredo s.t.
114 Tim Van Dijke Jumbo-Visma s.t.
115 Edoardo Affini Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Jannik Steimle Soudal Quick-Step s.t.
117 Peter Sagan TotalEnergies s.t.
118 Luca Van Boven Bingoal-WB s.t.
119 Luis León Sánchez Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
120 Guillaume Boivin Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
121 Vito Braet Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
122 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
123 Kelland O'Brien Jayco-AlUla s.t.
124 Gilles De Wilde Team Flanders-Baloise s.t.
125 Stan Van Tricht Soudal Quick-Step s.t.


Course map & profile:

Course map & profile

2023 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

He's gone. Dylan Van Baarle motors up the Grammont.

Soudal Quick-Step rider Florian Senechel.

I believe this is Jan Tratnik climbing the cobbled hill.

Trek-Segafredo rider Edward Theuns

Dylan Van Baarle can sit up and enjoy the moment. He has just won the year's first classic.

The podium, from left: Arnaud De Lie (2nd), Dylan Van Baarle (1st) & Christophe Laporte (3rd)

2023 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad winner Dylan Van Baarle

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Startlist with back numbers and names of team directors:

DS: Arthur Van Dongen
1 Tiesj Benoot
2 Edoardo Affini
3 Christophe Laporte
4 Jan Tratnik
5 Dylan Van Baarle
6 Tim Van Dijke
7 Nathan Van Hooydonck
DS: Wilfried Peeters
11 Yves Lampaert
12 Davide Ballerini
13 Tim Declercq
14 Stan Van Tricht
15 Casper Pedersen
16 Florian Sénéchal
17 Jannik Steimle
DS: Hilaire Van Der Schuren
21 Sven Erik Bystrøm
22 Rune Herregodts
23 Arne Marit
24 Hugo Page
25 Baptiste Planckaert
26 Mike Teunissen
27 Laurenz Rex
DS: Frederik Willems
31 Jasper Philipsen
32 Dries De Bondt
33 Michael Gogl
34 Søren Kragh Andersen
35 Oscar Riesebeek
36 Robert Stannard
37 Gianni Vermeersch
DS: Nicolas Guille
41 Greg Van Avermaet
42 Oliver Naesen
43 Lawrence Naesen
44 Stan Dewulf
45 Benoît Cosnefroy
46 Michael Schär
47 Damien Touzé
DS: Stefano Zanini
51 Leonardo Basso
52 Luis León Sánchez
53 Manuele Boaro
54 Yevgeniy Gidich
55 Yevgeniy Fedorov
56 Martin Laas
57 Gleb Syritsa
DS: Enrico Poitschke
61 Matej Mohoric
62 Filip Maciejuk
63 Jonathan Milan
64 Andrea Pasqualon
65 Dusan Rajovic
66 Jasha Sütterlin
67 Fred Wright
DS: Torsten Schmidt
71 Jordi Meeus
72 Nico Denz
73 Marco Haller
74 Jonas Koch
75 Luis-Joe Lührs
76 Nils Politt
77 Ide Schelling
DS: Alain Deloeuil
81 Axel Zingle
82 André Carvalho
83 Wesley Kreder
84 Christophe Noppe
85 Alexis Renard
86 Jelle Wallays
87 Piet Allegaert
DS: Andreas Klier
91 Jens Keukeleire
92 Owain Doull
93 Stefan Bissegger
94 Jonas Rutsch
95 Thomas Scully
96 James Shaw
97 Julius Van Den Berg
DS: Marc Madiot
101 Stefan Küng
102 Lewis Askey
103 Kevin Geniets
104 Olivier Le Gac
105 Fabian Lienhard
106 Jake Stewart
107 Sam Watson
DS: Ian Stannard
111 Tom Pidcock
112 Brandon Rivera
113 Michal Kwiatkowski
114 Luke Rowe
115 Magnus Sheffield
116 Connor Swift
117 Ben Turner
DS: José Garcia Acosta
121 Imanol Erviti
122 Iván García Cortina
123 Mathias Norsgaard
124 Matteo Jorgenson
125 Max Kanter
126 Lluis Mas
127 Ivan Romeo
DS: Sebastien Hinault
131 Jenthe Biermans
132 Alan Riou
133 Donavan Grondin
134 Mathis Le Berre
135 Matis Louvel
136 Daniel Mclay
137 Clément Russo
DS: Pim Ligthart
141 John Degenkolb
142 Patrick Bevin
143 Pavel Bittner
144 Nils Eekhoff
145 Marius Mayrhofer
146 Sean Flynn
147 Kevin Vermaerke
DS: Mathew Hayman
151 Zdenek Stybar
152 Felix Engelhardt
153 Luke Durbridge
154 Kelland O'Brien
155 Alexandre Balmer
156 Lukas Pöstlberger
157 Christopher Juul-Jensen
DS: Steven De Jongh
161 Jasper Stuyven
162 Daan Hoole
163 Alex Kirsch
164 Bauke Mollema
165 Toms Skujins
166 Edward Theuns
167 Mathias Vacek
DS: Marco Marcato
171 Tim Wellens
172 Pascal Ackermann
173 Rui Oliveira
174 Sjoerd Bax
175 Ivo Oliveira
176 Matteo Trentin
177 Michael Vink
DS: Marc Wauters
181 Victor Campenaerts
182 Cédric Beullens
183 Jasper De Buyst
184 Frederik Frison
185 Arnaud De Lie
186 Brent Van Moer
187 Florian Vermeersch
DS: Dirk Demol
191 Sep Vanmarcke
192 Guillaume Boivin
193 Reto Hollenstein
194 Krists Neilands
195 Jens Reynders
196 Guy Sagiv
197 Tom Van Asbroeck
DS: Jan Valach
201 Peter Sagan
202 Edvald Boasson-Hagen
203 Sandy Dujardin
204 Daniel Oss
205 Lorrenzo Manzin
206 Anthony Turgis
207 Dries Van Gestel
DS: Sebastien Demarbaix
211 Louis Blouwe
212 Julian Mertens
213 Remy Mertz
214 Ludovic Robeet
215 Luca Van Boven
216 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
217 Dorian De Maeght
DS: Hendrik Redant
221 Stephen Bassett
222 Pier-André Côté
223 Adam De Vos
224 Colin Joyce
225 Barnabas Peak
226 Ben Perry
227 Gijs Van Hoecke
DS: Walter Planckaert
231 Sander De Pestel
232 Gilles De Wilde
233 Vincent Van Hemelen
234 Vito Braet
235 Alex Colman
236 Ruben Apers
237 Ward Vanhoof
DS: Gino Van Oudenhove
241 Alexander Kristoff
242 Jonas Abrahamsen
243 Urianstad Bugge Martin
244 William Blume Levy
245 Erik Resell
246 Anders Skaarseth
247 Rasmus Tiller